Lisa Jo Stephenson



Lisa Jo Stephenson, 57, of Gary, Texas passed away on August 12, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Born August 30, 1960, in Carthage, Texas, Lisa Jo is the daughter of the late Marlin Joe Stephenson and Barbara Jeff Stephenson.  Graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Mt. Bethel Cemetery, FM 999, Gary, Texas.  
Lisa Jo was raised in Gary, Texas and graduated from Gary High School.  After graduation she went to work for Acme Brick in Garrison before retiring after 30 years of service. She was also employed with Nuverra Environmental Solutions. She enjoyed farming, ranching, and sorting.  Lisa Jo was an extremly hard worker always having a positive outlook on life and circumstances.  She showed cattle, competed in sorting and ranch rodeo events, bringing home buckles for her extreme effort.  Lisa Jo was an avid Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo fan, entering and competing in the annual BBQ cookoff each year.  She had a phenominal dutch oven cobbler.  She loved cooking outdoors in her dutch oven cookware.  Lisa Jo had two special companions, “Cowgirl” her dog, and “Jasper” her horse whom she loved to ride.  
She is survived by her aunt, Dixie Watkins of Carthage, Texas; cousins, Barbara Cook, Caddell Stephenson and wife Gaye, Danny Stephenson and wife Linda, Michael Stephenson and wife Patsy, Sammy Stephenson and wife Charlotte, Jerry Stephenson and wife Patricia, Dewayne Shinn and wife Sharon, Carry Shinn and wife Karen, Darrell Shinn and wife Leeann, Sandy Hendricks and husband Craig, Larry Crump and wife Liliana;  Larry Don Vines and wife Sheena; and numerous other cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.
Lisa Jo is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and sister, Teresa Stephenson, and the love of her life Bruce Johnson.
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