Mrs. Stevenson was born on February 19, 1926 in Muskogee, Oklahoma and was the daughter of the late Walter J. Blake and Claire Finnigan Blake. Mrs. Stevenson was a 1947 graduate of Coker College. She was a former teacher at Beaufort Elementary School. Mrs. Stevenson was associated with the Beaufort Literacy Program in their tutoring program and read on the radio for the South Carolina association for the Blind. She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church
She was preceded in death by her husband James Carroll Stevenson, her daughter Mary Claire Naulder, her son Carl Frederick (Rick), her grandson Christian McDonald, her granddaughters Siobhan and Emily McDonald, and her great-granddaughter Teagan McDonald
Mrs. Stevenson is survived by a son Michael Blake Stevenson of Beaufort, South Carolina; a daughter Laura Stevenson McDonald of North Pole, Alaska; grandchildren Jessica Sauls, Austin Somerton, Lauren Horry and Devin McDonald; great-grandchildren Gage Rountree, Michael Bashlor, Daniel Boyn, Jackson Horry, Ben Horry, Sophie Somerton, Liam Somerton, and Tristan Gilbert
The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:30 Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2019, at Copeland Funeral Service – One Copeland Drive with a prayer service at 3:30 Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Copeland Funeral Service
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 10 o’clock Monday, April 8, 2019, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Burial will be held 1 o’clock Monday afternoon at St. Lawrence Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina.