Stephanie Lynn Vice, 40, of Rossville, GA found true rest on November 18, 2022 and was raised to new life, fully healed and made whole.
For the past forty years, Stephanie had one mission: to make people smile. Armed with her signature grin, sharp wit, and undeniable charm, no one stood a chance. Steph had a way of turning strangers into friends and friends into family. Everyone needs a Stephanie Vice in their corner! Someone who will make you laugh until you cry, then wipe your tears away. Someone who boldly declares you are enough, exactly as you are.
Stephanie was many things to many people – identical twin, dog-mom, clogger, Bestie, surgery scheduling queen, ray of sunshine, LaLa, prayer warrior, comic relief, safe place, child of God. She loved jalapenos, haunted houses, TN Vols football, and her boxer Zeus. She spent her entire life fighting for others. Clarence in the park turned to her for warm meals and boots that fit. What he found was a connection with someone who saw his heart – not just his circumstance. Whether ministering to the homeless community, mentoring youth, or advocating for patients at the Chattanooga Heart Institute, Stephanie was forever defending the underdog.
On August 31, 2017, Stephanie woke up to learn her journey with Ramsay Hunt syndrome had begun. Even this diagnosis was no match for the unrelenting spirit inside of her. Stubborn to the core, she refused to accept anything short of everything God had in store for her life. Every obstacle became yet another opportunity for a testimony. Hope was her mantra! In the final stretch of her race, when the liver transplant Steph needed became out of reach, she never lost her smile. Stephanie fell asleep in perfect peace and woke up to find the One she adores declaring you’ve always been enough.
Stephanie was preceded in death by one of her most favorite people, her granddaddy, Bill “Old Dude” Vice. Left to treasure their memories with her are her son, Zeus who was her pride and joy; parents, Rex and Pam Vice; brother, Jason Vice; twin sister, Andrea Vice Jordan (Barry Jordan); nephews, Ethan Vice, Tyler (Jessica) Jordan, and Caleb (Lauren) Jordan; niece, Allyson “Ally” Vice; great nephews: Aiden, Oliver, and Jasper Jordan; grandparents, “Mamaw” Doris Vice and Clayton and “Mamaw” Sylvia McCain, a large extended family, and too many friends to count.
A celebration of life will be held at 12pm on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Bill Spencer officiating. Interment will follow in the Vice Cemetery, Trenton, GA.
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The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10am until the service hour in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.