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Jeffery Leray Stevens

March 18, 1966 –
 November 22, 2022


Jeffery Leray Stevens, of Plano, Texas passed away peacefully on November 22, 2022. He was 56 years old.

Jeff was kind, peaceful, gentle, generous, funny, loved to talk, enjoyed his work, loved being at home relaxing and watching movies, tv shows, or sports, and enjoyed taking walks.

We will all miss him and our lives will be less joyful because he isn’t here, but how fortunate we are to have known him and experienced either one year, 29 years, or a lifetime with him. We are all much better for having known and loved him.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 7, 2023 at North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Dallas, TX 75234.

    Antoinette Louis
    1 Dec 2022

    My deepest sympathy, praying for My family. I love you Jeff, I didn’t get say goodbye but you are forever in my heart cuz ❤️💯🙏We all grew up together as close as syblings, ur resting easy with ur Mom and the rest of our family that has passed on. ❤️

    Angie Carroll
    7 Jan 2023

    Nearly 20 years ago Jeff and Mary moved into the house directly behind us and we hoped that we would get along well with our new neighbors. We had nothing to worry about, Jeff and Mary were the best blessing we could have received in the form of wonderful neighbors. Jeff became one of the bright lights in our day. Every time we saw him (and that was nearly every day) he had a huge smile on his face and an enthusiastic wave hello. Over the years we had many conversations about many subjects. Life took our moms and we talked often about how that left such a deep hole in our souls and how fragile life was. We talked about our projects, our spouses, our dreams, our wishes, our families and many other things. When our AC went out several times over those almost 20 years Jeff came to our rescue every time and with little kids and no AC (sometimes in the the summer) he was our savior. When Jeff and Mary attended our daughters wedding Jeff met my brother for the first time and by the end of the evening you would have thought they had been friends for years, that is who Jeff was, a friend to all. One of Jeffs last big projects was building his backyard shed which he was very proud of and had installed something like 1400 screws during its construction! Nice job Jeff, you never did anything 1/2 way. You always worked so hard and helped all of our neighbors when anyone needed help. I have tried to remember the last conversation that we had and have been unable to pin that down. Many times over the last weeks I thought I heard your truck in our driveway, and then I remember you have moved on. It is hard to reconcile that I will never see you again. I was in our attic the other day and I found a Nutrigrain Bar wrapper that you left when you were working up there last time, I cried and then I realized that you are still here, I just can’t see you, but I will see you again. Thank you for your wonderful friendship.

    Mike Carroll
    7 Jan 2023

    If you asked me to name the truly kind, compassionate, & genuine souls I have known in my life, Jeff would be right near the top of that list. We used to have conversations about family and the latest project he was working on, but inevitably the conversation would veer off into a discussion about our careers and being authentic in the workplace. As Jeff was describing how some in his business wanted to sell products and services that people did not need, he would push back and stand by his principles of right and wrong. I remember thinking, wow how fortunate any company would be to have Jeff Stevens working with them. There is something about truly genuine people that leave an unforgettable memory etched in our souls. It’s a gift from the best of their spirit to ignite the best in us.
    Thank you, Jeff, for the gift of knowing you.

    7 Jan 2023

    It was an honor having you as a neighbor for so many years! Thank you for always being so kind and helping my family out at a moments notice. We wouldn’t have made it through all those Texas summers without you! Rest easy Jeff. 💙

    Caitlin Carroll
    7 Jan 2023

    Jeff was my neighbor and watched my sisters and I grow up. Whether I was starting first grade or graduating from college, I could always count on seeing Jeff in the driveway greeting me with a wave and a smile. He was a wonderful neighbor. I will sincerely miss his greetings, but I’m so thankful I got to know him.

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The Gillilands
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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Thank you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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