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Marilyn Hawley Stephens, 80, matriarch who was the heart of her family

Marilyn Hawley Stephens
Marilyn Hawley Stephens

SCOTTS HILL— Marilyn Hawley Stephens, 80, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. She drifted off to sleep and woke up in heaven with her valentine, Ben; and son, Gary.

She was known by family and friends as the heart of the family. She was married 60 years to Benjamin F. Stephens and had been a resident of Scotts Hill for 45 years.

Marilyn was born Jan. 8, 1940, in Durham to the late Alice Wilson Causey Hawley and Oney William Hawley. She was a longtime member of Scotts Hill Baptist Church. Marilyn was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. We know we will see her again once we also go to our heavenly home.

Marilyn is survived by her sister, Elaine H. Johnson; two daughters, Deana A. Kiser (E. Michael Kiser II) and Christina M. Stephens; daughter-In-law, Patty R. Stephens; grandchildren, Elizabeth S. Wallace (Patrick Wallace), Makinzie J. Causey, Jaycie A. Causey, Clarissa B. Kiser and Mia G. Kiser; and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin F. Stephens; son, William “Gary” Stephens; and sister, Anne H. Zeck.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Andrews Mortuary, 1617 Market St., Wilmington. Church services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, at Scotts Hill Baptist Church, 185 Scotts Hill Loop Road, Wilmington. Burial services will be held in Oleander Memorial Gardens immediately following the church service at 306 Bradley Drive, Wilmington.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to make a memorial contribution to Scotts Hill Baptist Church.

Share online condolence with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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