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Willa S. Stephens


Willa Johnson Stephens, 92, died on March 8, 2008, at Kingsbridge Care Facility in Brevard.

Born in Durant, Fla. on July 18, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Ida Bledsoe Johnson and Albert Enoch Johnson. She had one sister, also deceased, Edna Johnson Sparkman.

She grew up in the Tampa, Fla. area where she graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1931. In 1934, she graduated from Florida Southern College at Lakeland with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in music and a minor in mathematics. She began her teaching career at Turkey Creek and continued teaching for 33 years, in both public and...

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