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Scheyla “Jackie” Jeanette Stephens

Scheyla “Jackie” Jeanette Stephens, age 79 years, of Stearns, Kentucky passed away peacefully on January 25, 2024 at the Saint Joseph Hospital in London, Kentucky. Jackie was born in Oak Hill, West Virginia on December 12, 1944 to Leroy Willie and Scheyla (Uhl) Nutter. She was a remarkable woman who owned and operated the Pine Knot Laundermat. Jackie’s dedication and hard work were evident in everything she did. She also served as a treasurer for the VFW, showing her commitment to her community and those who served their country. Apart from her professional achievements, Jackie found joy in simple pleasures. She loved crocheting, a skill she honed over the years, which brought warmth and beauty into the lives of those lucky enough to receive her handmade creations. Playing pool was another pastime that brought her great enjoyment. However, nothing brought Jackie more happiness than spending time with her beloved grandchildren. Their laughter and love filled her heart with joy and created cherished memories that will be treasured forever. Jackie is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Eugene Stephens; her brother, Leroy Nutter; sisters, Shirley Thompson and Ruby Nutter; and a great grandson, Andrew Lewallen. Although she is no longer with us, their spirits will forever surround us with love. She is survived by her son Anthony Stephens (Vivian) of Whitley City, Kentucky; daughters Deborah Bowman (Scott) of Pine Knot, Kentucky and Angela Barbour (Sonya) of Largo, Florida; sisters Patty Fedukovich of Oak Hill, West Virginia and Claudette Burton of Stearns, Kentucky; as well as numerous grandchildren: Melissa,Megan,Ashley Jason Jesse,Jessica,Larry,Kevin,Codey, and Allison. Jackie’s legacy continues through her great-grandchildren: Austin, Jacob, Jayden, Abbie, Roslyn, Scarlett, Kyle Melody,Ian, Conner, Riley Annabelle, and Codey Jr., Peyton, Kyler, Mia, and Logan; as well as her great-great grandchildren Ivy Grace and Owen. A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Monday, January 29, 2024 at the McCreary County Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in the Pine Knot Cemetery following the service. The family will be receiving friends from 11am onwards on Monday at the Funeral Home. McCreary County Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements as we bid farewell to this remarkable woman.

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