Lillian Lee Battison Stephens

Born: Sat., Sep. 10, 1938
Died: Tue., Apr. 21, 2009

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Lillian “Lee” Battison Stephens, age 70, of Greensboro, Georgia, died Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Lee was born September 10, 1938 in Providence County, Rhode Island to the late Peter Battison and Lillian Gauthier Battison, and she was a graduate of Pawtucket High School. In 1971, she married Billy E. Stephens, and they have lived in Greensboro since the summer of 1988. During her working career, she was a shoe salesperson in Atlanta for twenty years and worked in the restaurant business for another twenty years. She retired in 1998 to fully enjoy living out on Lake Oconee. Lee loved painting, cooking, gardening, fishing and her beloved dog, Molly. She will be greatly missed by her family and the many lives she touched. Lee is survived by her husband, Billy E. Stephens of Greensboro, GA and their much-loved black Labrador, Molly; two daughters, Vicki and husband Richard Nace of Atlanta, GA and Barbara Ann and husband Chris Chavez of Albuquerque, NM; a son, Billy Stephens II and fiancé Karen Biedinger of Chattanooga, TN; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Nace, Ethan Nace, Desiree LeeAnn Chavez, Gabrielle Chavez, Ryan Chavez and Aaron Chavez as well as a number of other relatives and friends. Memorial Services will be held Monday, April 27, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel in Greensboro with Rev. Jimmy Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home. The family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association, 1720 Epps Bridge Road, Suite 108-383, Athens, GA 30606. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Phil & Arlene Adelsheimer
   Posted Thu April 23, 2009
Our deepest heart felt sympathy goes out to your family in your time of sorrow. Have peace that she is now resting in His strong arms. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Cherish your memories forever and may God bless and comfort your family.

Bob & Tanya Barnett
   Posted Fri April 24, 2009
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you all.

Irene Duszak
   Posted Sat April 25, 2009
I extend my deepest sympathy on the deat of Lillian.

The Bliss''
   Posted Sun April 26, 2009
Our deepest sympathies. Lee was a very generous, caring woman and we appreciate knowing her through her family. She will be missed by the many hearts that she touched. Alex, Maia, Gregg, and Sharon Bliss

Dan Stephens
   Posted Sun April 26, 2009
To my sister inlaw Lee. Lee was never one without something to say. We had many conversation together some funny some not. She would talk, talk, talk up a blue streak even if you didn't pay any attention to her. Sometimes I would do that just to get her goat, she stopped talking. I would turn to look at her and smile, then she would start laughing throw up her hands and we both would laugh together. She did like to laugh.

dianne brown
   Posted Sun April 26, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Lillian, the loss of a wife, mom, sister, aunt etc. can be so hard and please know that our hearts and prayers are with you. Cynthia frequently spoke of visiting her "Aunt Lil" and I know that the Grantham family in general feels a great loss. Please find peace in sharing your wonderful memories and funny stories. Love to all Dianne

Liz Hardesty-Colley
   Posted Fri August 28, 2009
Billy, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I will never forget how sweet she was to me and what a talented painter she was. I can still see that beautiful tree she painted in the living room that's branches spread throughout the house. She was a special woman and will be missed. Mom and Al also send their condolences. Mom and I talked about how she and your mom worked together and how much my mom liked your mom. I know this note is late but please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!! Sincerely, Liz