2023ObituariesMeredith Stephens

July 8, 2023by SealeUser3

Meredith Marie Stephens born May 7th, 1934 and joined the Lord July 6th, 2023.

Legacy of Love, A wife, A mother, A grandma too, this is the Legacy we have from you.

Meredith is survived by husband Orville C. Stephens, niece Alice B. Smith, sister-in-law Clair Stephens, daughter-in-law Sonja Portier, Grandchildren Anthony Portier, Marjorie Portier, Charmagne Leggett, Victoria Portier, Olivia Bankston, and Dawn Portier as well as 9 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great-Grandchild, and a multitude of cousins and nephews. Preceded in death by her father John William Gates, mother Lena Prine Gates, siblings Charles Herman Gates and Alice Mildred Brown, and sons Emile John Portier and Alvin William Portier. Visitation will take place Wednesday July 12, 2023 at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs from 12 PM – 2PM with service starting at 2 PM officiated by Pastor Lynn Rodrigue and burial to follow in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery.




  • Brenda Wesley

    July 10, 2023 at 2:00 am

    You were such a good friend. We discussed our problems and solved them. I sure have missed our talks. A day will come when we will sit and talk again. Give my family a hug an I’m sending you one.


  • Selina Kay Prine Blank

    July 8, 2023 at 10:13 pm

    Aunt Mert,
    I remember you .. from when I was young .. always so put together .. & soft spoken .. Hug my daddy for me .. I know you’ll have plenty company up there .. 🙏💕
    Dillons daughter Selina Kay Prine Blank


  • Jeffrey Hoover

    July 8, 2023 at 9:28 pm

    I am going to miss you tremendously Aunt Mert. I will always love you. p.s. leave the light on for us because we are all gonna meet up in Heaven.


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