Rosemary Mitchell Stephens
Rosemary Mitchell Stephens
  • May 2, 1930 - November 17, 2017
  • Acworth, Georgia

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STEPHENS, Rosemary Mitchell, 87 passed away on November 17, 2017 at Townsend Park Nursing Center. She was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, but moved with her mother to her grandparent's home in Elizabethton because her father passed before her birth. She studied piano throughout her years, graduating from East Tennessee State University in Art and Education. She and her husband, James C. Stephens (deceased) moved to Marietta, Georgia for him to work at Lockheed. She was a homemaker, church accompanist, and teacher at Mountain View Elementary School. She continued as a church pianist, organist, and music teacher throughout her life. She played and the family attended Kennesaw First Baptist Church for thirty years and Bascomb United Methodist Church for ten years.

Playing for weddings, funerals, and special occasions, she produced a number of professional musicians and teachers in the area. She continued to study with professional organists and artists in Atlanta and Kennesaw State into her seventies, becoming a talented portrait artist. Her faith, educational pursuits, the arts and caring for animals and people in need was a continuing important part of her life. She and her family were also an important part in founding North Cobb Christian School, now in its 33rd year in the community.

Mrs. Stephens is survived by one son, James Mitchell Stephens (Elaine) and two daughters Victoria Kemp (Perry) and Eydie Carmichael (Toby); six grandchildren, Hallie Roberts, Missy Robinson, Alana Saporiti, Susanna Stephens, Rachel Carmichael, and Grant Carmichael; one great granddaughter, Caroline Roberts; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Chapel on Tuesday, November 21 at 2pm with the Rev Donna Lucas officiating. Family will receive guests at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home on Tuesday from 12noon to 2pm. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to North Cobb Christian School ( or Dance for His Glory at 495 Kurtz Road, Marietta, GA 30066.

Arrangements under the direction of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, Kennesaw, GA.