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James Stevens
  • June 19, 1952
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  • April 07, 2020

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Obituary

James Michael Stevens, of Sanford, Florida, passed from this life into eternal life on Holy Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 2:28 PM.   He was born in Amarillo, Texas on June 19, 1952. He was the son of Ruth Sydenstricker and the late Basil Carol Stevens. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Pamela Gibbs Stevens.

        Jim served in the U.S. Army and received Pioneer Training.  He was discharged with a National Defense Service Medal.

        He was retired from the State of Florida where he held various positions including Park Ranger at Blue Springs State Park, maintenance for the Department of Agriculture and Orlando Sanford Airport.

        He was a very Godly, compassionate and honorable man and was always willing to give a helping hand to family, friends and strangers.  He loved his Lord and Savior, his Country, his family and friends and witnessing to people about the Bible and his Lord God.

        Jim “Crow” also enjoyed the outdoors and spent his free time walking, fishing, reading, making walking sticks and knives. He was a very resourceful and artistic person.

        Mr. Stevens was baptized into the Baptist faith on Easter Sunday 2009.

        Mr. Stevens leaves behind to mourn his death, celebrate his life, and rejoice in his memory, his beloved son Jimi Lee Stevens, daughter-in-law Lindsay, treasured granddaughter Mia Jade, brother Larry Clark (Dianna), step-son, Luis R. Velazquez V, Aunt Joyce Sydenstricker and many other loving cousins and cherished friends.

        The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date. 

The family graciously requests any memorial to VITAS Healthcare Hospice, 2201 Lucien Way, Ste. 100, Maitland, FL 32751


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  1. 10 Aug 2020
    Ed says:
    Pam. Sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to have known Crow. He had a great personality and easy to talk to. Stay strong Pam. See ya soon.
    Ed and Monica Pando.

  2. 15 Apr 2020
    Alex H lit a candle:
    Lit since April 15, 2020 at 4:26:51 AM

  3. 14 Apr 2020
    Ron Smith lit a candle:
    Lit since April 14, 2020 at 4:50:04 PM

  4. 14 Apr 2020
    Ron Smith says:
    Pam , My condolences. I met Crow a few times and could tell he was a genuine, nice guy. We could probably sit and talk for hours about antiques and American history. He will be missed.

  5. 13 Apr 2020
    Cynthia Malone lit a candle:
    Lit since April 13, 2020 at 4:58:47 PM

  6. 13 Apr 2020
    Jeremy Jardell says:
    Pam, please accept our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. We had the pleasure of meeting Crow just once, but know how many lives he truly touched. We are all thinking of you, and sending our prayers and love.

    Jeremy & Clare

  7. 13 Apr 2020
    Roger Simon says:
    Pam

    My condolences to you and your family for your loss. My prayers are with you always

  8. 13 Apr 2020
    Katie Ballew says:
    From the handful of times I got to meet Crow, I could tell he was a kind hearted and joyful man. From the many stories I heard from Pam, I know there was and will be no one else like him.

  9. 13 Apr 2020
    Katie Ballew lit a candle:
    Lit since April 13, 2020 at 4:13:35 PM

  10. 10 Apr 2020
    Charles r Vela says:
    Dear Pam & Luis
    I am so sorry for your loss, I always enjoyed talking to Crow about antiques and barnyard finds. He will be surly be missed.

  11. 09 Apr 2020
    Kim Estacio says:
    To Pam and Luis,
    Our hearts are broken along with you all. Crow was like a grandfather to all of my kids and he always made everyone in my family feel so special. He was such a joy to be around and always had the most interesting stories. He made each and every person feel important and took the time to help anyone out he could. There will never be anyone like him and he will be sorely missed.

    Kim, Tyler, Sophia and Landon

  12. 09 Apr 2020
    F4TT says:
    Pam and Luis,
    Our deepest condolences and prayers in this sad time. We love you and hope we can get together very soon. The Lord is surrounding you with his comfort now.
    Letty, Jack and family

  13. 08 Apr 2020
    Mary & Fr. Al Cole lit a candle:
    Lit since April 8, 2020 at 4:11:14 PM

  14. 08 Apr 2020
    Mary & Fr. Al Cole says:
    Jim "Crow" was a delightful neighbor and friend. He always said: "hello" and shared something funny when we saw him walking to the market or at Phil & Holley's having a beer and a chat. We will miss him in the neighborhood and at Holy Cross Episcopal Church on occasion. He was a delightful man.

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