William L. Stephens, Jr.

Born: Thu., Aug. 28, 1958
Died: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018

Funeral Service


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
Location: Roy W. Barber Funeral Home

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William L. Stephens, Jr., 60, passed away at his home in Derwood, MD on October 14, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Nicole Vella Stephens, and his wife of 32 years, Kathleen Brady Stephens. He is also survived by his three children, Thaddeus Stephens of New York, Leigh Stephens of Washington, DC, and Portia Stephens of California, as well as his granddaughter, Fiona. He is also survived by his sisters, Lynn Young and Annmarie MacBride, his brother, John Stephens, and many nieces and nephews.

He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and he warmly welcomed his children’s partners into the family. He was a caring son and brother. He filled his life with cherished family time and challenging hobbies.

Relatives and friends may visit on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm at the Roy W. Barber Funeral Home, 21525 Laytonsville Rd., Laytonsville, MD 20882. A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the Leisure World Inter-Faith Chapel, 3680 S. Leisure World Boulevard, Silver Spring, MD 20906. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Save the Children, www.savethechildren.org, or to Reach Out and Read, www.reachoutandread.org.


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Sharon A Niemann
   Posted Tue October 16, 2018
Dear Kate, Leigh, Portia and Thad,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all the family. May God's arms wrap around you in the form of family and friends, and may your wonderful memories of your husband and Dad always be in your hearts. God Bless, Sharon Niemann and family

Elizabeth Kane
   Posted Tue October 16, 2018


Our deepest sympathies. Love, Bob and Margaret Kane and Sean, Liz, Mary and Jack Kane

The Troutner Family
   Posted Tue October 16, 2018
Dear Kate, Leigh, Portia and Thad,
We are deeply saddened by your loss as our prayers are with you. We will remember seeing Bill taking his walk bright and early with free weights in each hand ready to great the day. Please know we have Bill in our prayers.

Bill and Rise Holmes
   Posted Wed October 17, 2018
Dear Kate, Leigh and family,

We offer our heartfelt condolences to your family and all the people Bill touched.
We will always remember him dancing with the Bride at your beautiful home last year. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill and Rise Holmes

Samara Sisserman
   Posted Wed October 17, 2018


Our most heartfelt condolences to the whole Stephens family. You are all in our hearts during this difficult time. Wishing you find comfort in your lasting memories of Billy. All our love. Sam, Justin & Jordi Sisserman, Norma & Jeff Epstein

John Pickel
   Posted Wed October 17, 2018
Dear Stephens Family,

I am so very sorry. You all are in my thoughts.


Stacey and Rick Cohen
   Posted Wed October 17, 2018
Dear Kate, Leigh, Thad and Portia. This was such sad and shocking news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Rick and I remember the fun we had together a few weeks ago at Claire’s wedding. We have such fond memories of your family when Lauren was growing up. May Bill’s memory always be a blessing.

Linda Rodenberg
   Posted Wed October 17, 2018
Dear Katie and family
I am so saddened to hear the news of your loss of Bill. I am thinking of you at this time! Your loving cousin, Linda

Janet Schoengold
   Posted Thu October 18, 2018
Dear Kate and Family-
I’m so very sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. May your hearts find solace in his memory.
Janet Schoengold

Dave & Annette Saylor
   Posted Fri October 19, 2018
Dear Kate, Thad, Leigh & Portia...
SO saddened and shocked to hear of Bill's passing. We will always remember all the great times together!!!!!
May... the love you shared with Bill as a husband & father help you & your family fill the emptiness.
Our thoughts are with you..
Dave & Annette

Andrea Morano Quercia
   Posted Sat October 20, 2018
Kate and family,

Tony and I are so very sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. We grieve with you even though we cannot be there today.
All our love,
Andrea and Tony

Scott Regel
   Posted Thu October 25, 2018
I am saddened by the loss of Bill. He was an amazing person. Always full of life and love. Very sorry for your loss. But he will always be remembered as an incredible soul.

Best regards to you Kate and the kids.

Scott Regel

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