Matthew 5:4 " Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted."
Mr. Kareen Jabbar Stevenson, Jr., 19, of Statesville, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Iredell Memorial Hospital, Statesville. He was born in Iredell County on September 14, 2002, and was the son of Kareen Jabbar Stevenson, Sr. and LaBraina M. Phillips. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Larry Phillips, great grandmothers, Pauline (Ray) Conner, Barbara (Rodney) White Young Stevenson, Polly (Leroy Feimster) Phillips and an uncle, Robert Ferguson.
Kareen was a graduate of West Iredell High School, where he played football, and he was on the wrestling team where they won the State Championship. He finished six in the state of North Carolina for Wrestling. He also attended Central State University of Ohio where he finished on the Dean's list with a 3.45 GPA. Kareen was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church of Claremont, where he played the drums for the choir, and also worked with the Youth. He was employed at RHA Health Services, at the time of his death.
He leaves to cherish the memories of his life, his parents, Kareen Jabarr Stevenson, Sr. and LaBraina M. Phillips; two brothers, Rykeen Richardson, and Ke’Mone Phillips; a foster brother, Nyziere Ikard; a foster sister, Neveah Ikard; his grandparents, Faye Stevenson, Robert Stevenson and Paula; three uncles, Frederick Summers (Melissa), Carlos Parker, and Marcos Ferguson; four aunts, Lorena Phillips, Latosha (Bobby II) Rome, Melissa Stevenson Johnson, and Rotisha Dobbins; a host of great uncles, great aunts, cousins, and friends.
Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Christian Outreach of the Piedmont. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral. Pastor Michael Tolbert, Sr., will officiate and Reverend Timothy Stevenson will offer remarks. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, in Claremont.
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