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Stephanie Thigpen, Wife Of Bryant Thigpen Passes Away

thigpenThe following is the Obituary for Stephanie:
Stephanie Rochelle Thigpen
Friday, 30 October 1987 – Sunday, 19 June 2016
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Service Type – Funeral
Stephanie Rochelle Thigpen, age 28, beloved wife and mother, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Madison County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy battle with brain cancer.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 22, at the First Baptist Church of Madison at 11 a.m. with graveside services following at Cherry Lake First Baptist Church cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 21 from 5-8 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home in Madison.
Stephanie was born on October 30, 1987 to Leonard (deceased) and Donna Yeomans in Valdosta, Ga., and was a Georgia resident until marrying Bryant  Thigpen in 2013. Stephanie sang with her family group, The Yeomans Family, from 2001 until leaving the road in 2007.
Bryant and Stephanie were married on August 10, 2013, in Madison. The couple worked together in youth ministry at a local church and were part of a gospel music ministry, LifeSong. She was an avid Florida State football fan and loved attending FSU games. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lake Park, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Yeomans; paternal grandparents, William Riley Yeomans and Ethel Mae Yeomans; maternal grandparents, JC Cercy and Avis Cercy Pearson; and niece, Ashlyn Yeomans.
Thigpen is survived by her husband, Bryant; two children, Joseph “Tripp” and Brynlee; her mother, Donna Yeomans; five sisters: Leslie Jones, Carrie (Robbie) Bishop, Sheri Craven, Amy (Donny) Bartow and Alison (Tommy) Thigpen; one brother, Justin Yeomans; and many nieces, nephews, friends and family.
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