Jeanette Stevenson, affectionately known as "Sister Jeanette" was born on September 6, 1927 to the late William & Rosalee Stevenson, and went home to be with the Lord on October 27, 2018 after a brief illness. Sister Jeanette, age 91, was a lifelong resident of Canton, Ohio and graduated from McKinley High School in 1945. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biblical & Theological studies and shared her love for God with everyone she'd meet. She was employed at Akro prior to stepping out on faith and becoming a full time missionary through Child Evangelist Fellowship (C.E.F). She continued her faith walk by ministering in Good News Clubs all over Stark County. Additionally, she did missionary work in different countries including Germany, France, Switzerland, Haiti, Cuba and extended mission work in Monrovia Liberia in West Africa. Sister Jeanette had a clear calling on her life--to lead everybody, particularly children, to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When she wasn't witnessing, she loved being around family, playing cards, and swimming. Her love for children led her to foster over 52 children. She intentionally installed Christian values and a love for education in all her natural born and foster children alike. Sister Jeanette was preceded in death by (2) brothers, Robert “Bobby” Stevenson and William Craig Stevenson; (1) sister, Mildred Clark; and a son Michael Stevenson. She leaves to cherish her memory; sister, Gloria Leonard; brother, John Lucas; (6) daughters, Judy (Kelvin) Jones, Roberta (Steve) Harp, Angie (Mickey) Chavers, Meghan Stevenson, Margaret Stevenson, and Tasha Jack; grandchildren, Monique (Derek) Senegal, Shavonda Brewer, Kelvin Jones II, Adlelino Fontes, Brandy Jones, Dustin Hennings, Brandon Dunivant, Melinda (Randall) Glenn; special nieces, Karen Showes, Dorrette Robertson, Gina Leonard, Valeria Stevenson, and Camille Stevenson; nephews, Billy Stevens, Randall Clark, Robert Miller, and Henry Christian; good friends, Delores McKelly, Ida Mae Webb, Marty Stockdale, Darlene Moss and the entire Jones family.
Many thanks to the staff at Stone Crossing and Mercy Hospice for the care extended to our beloved, Sister Jeanette.