AMerican Veteran 11

Stephen Lee Church

February 19, 1943 ~ May 19, 2021 (age 78)

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ALLENSTOWN- Mr. Stephen Lee Church, 78, of Allenstown, passed away on May 19, 2021 in his home surrounded by his loving family after a period of declining health.

Born in Keysville, VA, he was the son of the late Mitchell and Tarncey L. (Rion) Church. 

An honorably discharged Veteran, Stephen proudly served his country for many years with the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps.  During that time, he was a medical corpsman and scuba instructor.

Prior to his retirement, he worked for many years in quality control.

Stephen is survived by his beloved wife, Katheryn (McKeller) Church as well as his beloved children, stepchildren, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He was and always will be an integral part of their lives.

In accordance with his wishes, a private Celebration of Life and Military Honors will be held with the family.  Assisting the family with arrangements is the Petit-Roan Funeral Home in Pembroke.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

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