Joan Lea Stevens

Published 7:36 am Sunday, August 26, 2012

Joan Lea Stevens, 68, born on Sept. 24, 1943 in Pound, Va., passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Mandeville.

She is survived by a son, Mark (Cindy) Stevens of Bogalusa; two grandchildren, Matthew Stevens and Miranda Stafford; two sisters, Patricia (Lamar) Knight of Hattiesburg, Miss. and Linda Poma of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Gary (Ann) Adkins of Pine; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by Ronald A. Stevens; a daughter, Debra Lea Stevens; her father, Robert Gates; and her mother, Violet Dotson Gates.

Visitation was held Saturday, Aug. 25 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 2:30 p.m. until the memorial service at 6 p.m.