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Dwight Stephens

November 25, 1961 ~ December 9, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old

Dwight Stephens Obituary

Dwight Palance Stephens was born November 25, 1961 to the late Harold “Buck” and Minnie B. Redding Stephens. Born and raised in Brooksville, he graduated from Frank W. Springstead High, Class of 1979.  After graduating high school, Dwight followed two of his older brothers to Albany State University.
Dwight or Palance, family and friends would often call him by both his first and middle name, was outgoing with a big heart and a great cook. He was well known for his Bar-B-Que. Palance traveled and touched many lives near and far. He loved his family and work family at Johnson Controls. To know him was to love him. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Harold and Minnie Stephens; sister, M. Denise Paige; brothers, Harold G. Stephens, Clinton A. Stephens, Earl Washington, and Charles Washington and his best friend Jerome Brown.
Dwight leaves a legacy of love and laughter to : his devoted wife Latanya Stephens; (1) son, Omar Stephens; (4) daughters, Tiara Jackson, Joscelyn Stephens, Jasmin Stephens and D’Whitney (Rashad) Posey; (1) step-son, Charles Jernigan; (1) step-daughter, Latoya Jernigan; a caring sister, Harriet Willis; (2) brothers, Stanley Stephens and Eugene (Detrice) Redding; (2) sisters; Gloria Harris and Martha (Joseph)Maner; grandchildren, Aaron Jackson, Camille Germain, MaKyla Grant, Ar’Neris Mcghee, Rashad Posey Jr., Sahmaya Posey, Artime Marin Jr., Quinton, Jeremiah, Keyana, Cherish, Choyce, Jalon, Honesty, Justin and Josiah; (1) aunt, Hattie Redding; (2) God-daughters, Antayvia Lawson and Tiffany Mobley; Mother-in-law, Mary Stafford; (1) sister-in-law, Generald (Tony) Kelley; (5) brother-in-laws, Gregory (Sherina) Stafford, Benjamin Stafford, Joseph (Tracey) Stafford, Reshard Stafford, and Dian West; (10) first cousins, Lavern Redding, Madalyn (Alfred) Holmes, Maxine O’Banner, Loretta (Daryl) Bailey, Claudia Griffin, Michael (Nadine) Redding, Antoinette (Victor) Jackson, Russell Bradwell Jr., Tommy (Alphia) Hughes and Deborah (Charles) Martin; Special cousins, Louis Mobley, William Hicks, Nataniel Hicks, James Hicks Jr.; Special friends, Antonio Lawson, Daymond Taylor, Bruce Jones, Howard Holland Sr., Anthony Owens and Kevin Roberts. He further leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and caring friends.

Flowers- May be received on Friday December 22, from 8:30 am to 1pm

Local Visitation - Friday  December 22, from 10 am  to 1pm J.T. Campbell Funeral Home Macedonia Chapel.

Wake/Viewing- Friday December  22, from 5pm to 7pm Greater Saint Paul  Missionary Baptist church 1130 North Webster Avenue Lakeland  Florida 34601

Funeral Cortege- The Family will form the Funeral  Cortege 10:30 am December  23, 2022 at 405 Hale Avenue Brooksville Florida 34601

Celebration of Life -To be held at 11:30 A.M Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church 200 Mt Fair Avenue Brooksville Florida, Saturday  December 23, 2023 

Final Resting Place- Spring Hill African American Cemetery 

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Local Visitation
December 22, 2023

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Campbell Funeral Home

December 22, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist church
1130 North Webster Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33805

Celebration of Life
December 23, 2023

11:30 PM
Faith Evangelical Presbyterain Church
200 Mt Fair Avenue
Brooksville, FL 34601

Interment following funeral service
December 23, 2023

Spring Hill Cemetery
8580 Fort Dade Ave,
Brooksville, FL 34601


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