Zella Stevenson

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Zella M. Stevenson
SUFFOLK—Zella Mae Stevenson, 86, died Sept. 5, 2009, at Autumn Care of Suffolk.
She was a native of Holland and the daughter of the late Zachary Taylor Copeland and Maggie Rawls Copeland.
She was also predeceased by her husband Pretlow Lee Stevenson Sr.; daughter, Patricia Ann Stevenson; brothers and sisters, Margie Copeland, Edna “Sis” Hicks, Willie Essie Eley, Bryant Copeland, Andrew Lee Copeland, Zachary (Buddy) Copeland Jr., Raymond Copeland and Harvey Lee Copeland.
Mrs. Stevenson was a self-employed seamstress and was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara S. Green (Robert) of Suffolk, Betty S. Mixon (Dr. James Mixon) of Hampton and Carolyn Stevenson; two sons, Dr. Pretlow L. Stevenson Jr. (Dorothy) and Andre C. Stevenson (Sonja) both of Suffolk; 10 grandchildren, eight greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; brothers and sisters, Rosetta Cotton of Portsmouth, Floyd (Honey) Copeland (Mary), Dorpha Lee Copeland (Sadie) and Theissical Mae Liggins (Joseph) all of Windsor; aunt, Lucille Lawrence; other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Metropolitan Baptist Church and officiated by Dr. Robert L. Hobbs.
Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. A wake will be held today from 6 to 7 p.m. at Crocker Funeral Home.
The family will be at the home of Barbara Green, 6818 Old Myrtle Road, Suffolk.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.