Mr. Brandon Kyle Stephens, 46, of Madisonville, La., passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Slidell, La. Kyle was born was Aug. 10, 1976, in Covington, La., to Jerry L. “Pete” Stephens and Melinda Kay Norris. Kyle attended Cathedral Christian in Center Point, Ala. until he moved to Louisiana in 1995. He attended Covington High School and later attended Southeastern Louisiana University, where he received a degree in Criminal Justice.
Kyle was employed for many years with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and later with the Madisonville Louisiana Police Department. He worked alongside his grandfather, Floyd Norris, selling art and ran a successful lawn care business. More recently, he opened his own wholesale rug company and was traveling the southern states building his business. In what spare time he had, he enjoyed playing foosball, often playing in tournaments across the United States. He loved to coach his sons in soccer and football, both of which he played throughout his school life; but more than anything, he loved to fish with his sons. Kyle had a passion for animals and would often bring home a stray, injured, or mistreated animal he found on the road.
Kyle is survived by his parents, Kay Norris, and Pete and Laura Stephens; his adoring grandfather, Floyd V. Norris; sons, Jack Riley Stephens and Pete Austin Stephens; his girlfriend and loving partner, Gina Browne; sisters, Ashley Nicole Ludtke and Keli Stephens Wilkinson (Tres); brothers, Jerry L. Stephens, Jr., and Gerald Blake Stephens (Jamie); nieces, Kylie Janee’ Ludtke, Lauryn Wilkinson, Grace Wilkinson, Rori Wilkinson, Anna James Wilkinson, Ava Mae Stephens; and nephews, Kobe Irie Ludtke (Lexi), Korbyn Zayne Ludtke, and James Stanley “Jase” Wilkinson; great nephew, Kylan Ludtke; a great niece, Davina Nichole Ludtke; his aunts, Gay Stephens Arwood, and Ronda Side; uncles David M. Norris (Susan), Gordon Stephens, and Reginald Stephens (Sharon); and a host of other family and friends.
Kyle was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Jean Riley Norris; grandparents, Robert Lionel Stephens and Annie Gibbs Stephens; and uncles, Gary Stephens, George “Red” Stephens, Charley Stephens, and Guy Stephens.
Funeral services for Kyle were held on Saturday, March 18, 2023 from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel, Winfield, Ala., with burial to follow in the Musgrove Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Northshore Humane Society in Covington in his honor. They can be reached at (985) 893-7387, Ext. 3.
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Stephens family.
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253
Winfield, AL 35594
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