On the evening of October 20, 2015,
Mrs. Ellistene Mary Stephens 88 “
was beckoned by the angels to
come and take thy rest.” A Retired Educator for Tulsa Public Schools.
Services: Wednesday October 28, 2015 11:00am Metropolitan Baptist Church 1228 W. Apache St. Tulsa, OK. She rests at Memorial Park Cemetery
Only child of Ellis Campell and Ada Bass (Campbell} ClarkAda Campbell later married Eddie Clark and mother became Mary Ellistene Clark, Attended and graduated from BTW, in 1944 Tulsa, Ok, and Langston University as Mary Ellistene Clark. Obtained Bachelor degree from Langston and Master Degree from Northeastern State University,
Worked at Charles S. Johnson, Walt Disney Elementary and Riley Elementary. Retired from Riley to take care of her mother.
Married Oliver N. Ainsworth and had five children: Richard Dwight, Carol Ainsworth-Jones, Oliver L., Keith Albert and Gregory L. Ainsworth. Has two grandchildren, Gerald Ainsworth of Ardmore Ok, and Kai E. Jones, and a host of grandchildren (Gerald). Cousins and other relatives: M
In 1962, she married R. J. Stephens. He had four children: Pat, Harvey, Teresa and Jacqueline. Harvey and Teresa lived with us until they left home.
Miss Me…But Let Me Go” When I come to the end of the road, And the sun has set for me, I want no rites in gloom-filled rooms, Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little–but not too long, And not with your head bowed low; Remember the love that we once shared Miss me–but let me go. For this is a journey that we all must take, And each must go alone. It’s all a part of the Master’s plan, A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart, Go to the friends we know, And busy your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me – but let me go. “When caring truly matters, DYER cares”