Leila M. Stevenson


Leila Mae Stevenson, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020, at the age of 84.

She leaves behind five daughters; Susan James (Garry), Vicki Rockefeller, Sandra King (Clyde), Ruth Stankus (Marc) and Carol Mini (Charlie), as well as daughter-in-law Diana Stevenson, 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and many other family and friends.

Leila was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Stevenson Sr., son John C. Stevenson Jr., daughter Lori Flones, and grandchildren; Jeffrey Flones and Renee King.

Leila was born on November, 26th, 1935 in Ballston Spa, NY, to Frank and Ruth Brogue. She attended Ballston Spa High School. On December, 2nd, 1951 she married John Charles Stevenson. She worked at the Ballston Spa Knitting Mill in her younger years, and then at G.E. when her children were older.

As her young family grew, they enjoyed taking Sunday drives, attending clambakes and traveling to the beach. During their travels Leila always enjoyed being the navigator for her husband. When they stopped traveling, her love of maps continued as she would suggest routes and track the journeys of her family members. In the years after her children were grown she enjoyed camping and growing African Violets. She will continue to bring smiles to many faces with memories of her witty old wives-tales (some appropriate, some not) and her love of McDonalds (when her family would allow the indulgence).

In the past several years she found great joy in visiting with friends; Doris, Ethel and Norma and in collecting pictures and creating photo albums for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She never missed out on a single Christmas gift, Birthday or Anniversary card for any of her children, many grandchildren, their partners or their children. How she kept track of her big, lively family- we will never know- but she will be remembered for this passion, love and happiness. In our hearts she will always stay.

Private services are being held in her memory on Wednesday, April 29th. No guests are permitted, but your love and prayers are welcomed by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Leila may be made to the Northeast Kidney Foundation, 501 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 or healthykidneys.org

Guest Book

Cris Carter

Vicki and family - My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Joelene Pooler

Vicki and family,

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

Paulette (Colson) Wong

Vicki sorry for you and your families loss. Sending hugs and prayers. Love Pauly

Toni Holbrook

Dear Vicki and Family, So sorry for your loss. May you always have fond memories. Love, Toni and Dave

Deborah Fraser

I am so sorry for your loss. Leila is with her angels. I know your memories will keep her with you.

Debbie Isles

Wow Ladies... This was one wonderful woman... Really big shoes to fill... So sorry for you all... But she is in heaven and you all have each other and the memories!!
And those memories will also help the grandkids continue to celebrate her life❤️

Jackie Wilson

To Leila's family; I am so deeply sorry for your loss. May the fond memories you have comfort you.
May she forever rest in peace.

Jackie Wilson and Family

Nancy Dame

Sandy and Family,
I am very sorry for your loss.
May you find peace and comfort in your memories.

Marilyn and Bob James

Sandy and family our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Laura Claypoole Albert

Prayers to all family members and hope to get through this loss. Aunt Leila , I was so young last time I saw her probably 11 years old, not sure. Lost all contact with all of my cousins and family, but I’m always thinking of you all!
God bless you all

Jeannette Stevens-Daury

Sue, my sincerest sympathy to you and your family. Prayers to all of you. May the peace of God surround you during this difficult time.

Kevin Rockefeller

To the Stevenson Family
So sorry for your loss. May the memories you have of her (mom, grandma, great grandma) keep her alive in your heart.

Joan Bubniak

Sue and family sorry to read of this. My prayers are with you

Rhonda Durfee

Alyssa and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jess Blake

Rest peacefully. You are such a sweet woman. Glad to have been in your presence. Xoxo

Mr and Mrs Robert Coleman

OUR LOVING MEMORIES OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU

Sandra King

Mom, I love you to pieces for ever and ever. Will be giving eulogy to you on Wed.

Ruth Stankus

Mommy I love and miss you so much!! I will look up into the night night sky and at all of life's beautiful offerings, to embrace your guidance and presence!! Say hello to Daddy, and the rest of the gang for us as we will miss all of your funny sayings and your caring nurturing soul! I enjoyed all of our girl trips and will hold on to you by remembering those times we spent together!! Love you momma rest easy until we meet again love you!!

Harley Stankus

Christmas just won’t be the same without getting my soap on a rope and a loving card from you. I will miss you and our talks on the phone so much gram and I love you till the end of time.

The William Stevenson Family

With our sincere condolences, may family and friends find peace and comfort in fond memories of her life. Rest in eternal peace.

Kelly Kapinos

The Kapinos family is thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Prayers for comfort and healing.

Much Love, Kelly

Daniel Rockefeller

Love you, Gramma! Hopefully the route you take on the way up doesn't involve all those "cow paths" you hated so much! Say hi to Papa, Uncle John, Aunt Lori, Jeffery, and Renee for us. You will be missed.

Susan James

Mom you have always been my to person to talk to. I am forever thankful I listened to the call of God to come home so I could have the time I did with you, my heart is heavy and broken and there will always be a void in my life but I will remember all the trips and time and memories I have of you and more recently to be able to care for you was a blessing and wish I could of done more. I miss you already, love you so much mommy