Della Mae Johnson Stevens was born May 8, 1927 in Lavaca County, Hallettsville, TX and departed this life on August 16, 2019. She was born to Jacob and Louise Johnson who preceded her in death. Della Mae was the youngest of 5 siblings. Her sisters; Lille Mae Stevens, Ophelia Adams, Safronia Herron, and Vivian Bell also preceded her in death She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age at Brown Chapel United Methodist Church in Hallettsville, TX. In San Antonio she united with Jacobs Chapel United Methodist Church under the tenure of Rev. Martin Walker. While united in marriage to the late Leo Joe Stevens, 12 children were born to this union of which 3 children (Douglas, Anthony, and Joe Marie) preceded her in death. She is a product of Eilers Industrial High School, Hallettsville, TX. While in San Antonio she was primarily a housewife; however, she was employed at St. Mary’s University in food service and worked in Housekeeping at Days Inn Hotel. She lived a long and full life, outliving most of her relatives and friends. Della Mae was a very friendly person who never met a stranger. She was generous…always trying to give you something before you left her house. She was very popular among family and friends because she made the best tea cakes in the world!
She leaves to cherish her memory her children: Lula Miller, San Antonio, TX; Leo E. Stevens., San Antonio, TX; Ruth Perry, San Antonio, TX; Gwendolyn Espinosa (Richard), San Antonio, TX; James E. Stevens , Three Rivers, MI; Jacqueline Peyton (Jerome), Houston, TX; Kenny Stevens, San Antonio, TX; Tracy Allen Stevens (Lisa) and Cheryl Webb (Ross). Grandchildren: Tina Morrison, Teral Miller, Jr., James Stevens, Jeremiah Perry, James Anthony Stevens, Kendrick Hayes, Jr., Tanya Hayes, Jalesa Peyton, Jerome Peyton, Jr., Jerome Moody, Allen-Arsenio Williams Stevens, Desha Webb, Joshua Webb, Ross Webb, Jr., Ramona Williams, Janice Hurd and Pamela Parker. Nieces and Nephews: Royal O’Neal Stevens, Clinton Roy Stevens, William Henry Stevens, Josephine Ward, Pastor Henry Adams, Jr., Maxine King, Sarah James, Rogers Adams, Ricky Adams, Lawrence Herron, Horace Bell, Jr., and Denice Williams. Della Mae was also wonderfully blessed with 25 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.