Kinlaw David “Brother” Stephens III was born on June 5, 1976, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Kinlaw David Stephens Jr. and Elma Deloris Johnson Stephens. He exchanged time for eternity on March 11, 2021, in Manassas, Virginia.
Celebration of Life for Kinlaw will be held Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Walterboro Christian Center, 320 Robertson Blvd. Walterboro, South Carolina. Pastor Jadon Buckner, Host Pastor, and Reverend Keith Marshall, Eulogist. Interment, Stephens Cemetery, Ruffin, South Carolina. A public viewing will be held Friday, March 19, 2021 at Stephens-Maree-Tracy Funeral Home Chapel of Serenity from 4:00- 7:00 p.m.
(THOSE ATTENDING THE FUNERAL SERVICE ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL MASK IN ORDER TO GAIN ENTRY OF THE CHURCH. )
Kinlaw attended the public schools of Kings County, New York and Colleton County, South Carolina. He graduated with the class of 1994 from Ruffin High School.
He went on to serve honorably in the United States Marine Corps. After leaving the Marine Corps, David worked as a diesel mechanic for Ryder Corporation for most of his career and in recent years he served as a Supervisor for the Town of Vienna Transportation Department. David was a very hard worker, loving, and devoted to his family. He touched many lives through his kind heart, generosity, amazing sense of humor, and an infectious smile that lit the room. He loved fishing, racing, music, his gun collection, the Redskins, keeping in touch with friends and family, and making people laugh. His daily comic relief on Facebook will be missed by his followers.
Kinlaw was preceded in death by his father, Kinlaw David Stephens Jr; mother Elma Deloris Johnson Stephens.
He leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his beloved and devoted wife, Lakisha Clemons Stephens of Gainesville, Virginia; his loving sons Travon Stephens (Gabrielle) Hampton, South Carolina; Kensington Powell of Centreville, Virginia; loving daughter Brianna Rivas (Patrick) Culpepper, Virginia; adored grandchildren Nyla Stephens, Arielle Stephens, Cameron Amir Ross, and Illiana Ann Ross; loving sisters, Kim Stephens of Trenton, New Jersey; Tylisha Stephens Thompson (DJ) of Baltimore, Maryland; Loving brothers Craig Thomas and Joedelle Willis of Brooklyn, New York. Very Special Nieces and Nephews Keith Stephens, Cassie Stephens, Jashonn Sam, Kimberly Stephens, Ebonie Stephens, and Corey Stephens, and a host of nieces,nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends who loved Kinlaw.
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