Isabel Britt Stephens
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Isabel Britt Stephens
  • October 13, 1925 - January 8, 2018
  • Cary, North Carolina

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Mrs. Isabel Britt Stephens, 92, passed away on January 8, 2018 at Sunrise of Cary. Born on October 13, 1925 in Candor, NC; she was the daughter of the late Burney and Elizabeth Pearl Britt and wife of the late Tommie Norris Stephens.

She graduated from Cary High School in 1942 and went on to graduate from Meredith College. She enjoyed 42 years as a High School Chemistry teacher, beginning in Johnston County within the community of Cleveland, going onto Franklinton High School and then retiring after 20 years at Cary High School. Quoted in 1988, Mrs. Stephens said "The ones I've taught, I feel that they are my children. To watch young people grow and mature and develop is one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can have."

She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Cary, beginning her membership at the age of 12 years old. She also participated in the Pilot Club, the Cary Garden Club and United Methodist Women.

Mrs. Stephens is lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews and their families: Tiffany Britt Halford (Greg) and their children Anna and Catherine, of Myrtle Beach, SC, Dorothy Mabrey (the late Richard) and children Rick and Melanie, of Raleigh, Nancy Brinkley (Gary) and their children Julia, Andrea, Brian and Michael, of Palestine, IL, and Thomas Barnes (Denise) and son Tommy, of Raleigh; and by many dear friends, including Susan Ross Cain (Sam) and Betty Ross (Bill), both of Cary.

She was also preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Burney Alexander Britt, Jr. and wife Margaret Britt; by sisters-in-law: Mattie Stephens Barnes (the late Ed) and Lydia Underwood Stephens (the late Paul); and brother-in-law: Johnnie Stephens (the late Mavis).

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm at Brown Wynne Funeral Home (200 SE Maynard Road in Cary). Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 pm in the funeral home chapel, officiated by Dr. William Green and Rev. Bruce Johnson. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Cary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Cary (memo line - Memorial Gift - Isabel Stephens) - 117 S. Academy Street - Cary, NC 27511 or Reedy Creek Baptist Church - 1524 N. Harrison Avenue - Cary, North Carolina 27513.