June 11, 1957 – August 26, 2014
Stephanie Marie Calhoun was born June 11, 1957 in Iowa City, Iowa to Stephen Lee Walton and Juanita J. Sayles Walton.
Stephanie was educated in the Des Moines Public Schools and was most recently employed by Hy-Vee Foods, where she worked for the past five years.
As a child she was baptized at Union Baptist Church and was a member of the Union Baptist Angel Choir. Stephanie recently rededicated her life to Christ. She had two passions, cooking and caring for others. She often combined them by cooking and then giving the food away. She was the epitome of kindness, selflessness and compassion. She always had a kind word and a hug for everyone she encountered. Her positive attitude was contagious, and so was that great, beautiful smile. She had a love for family and friends and did what ever she could to make everyone happy.
Stephanie passed away on August 26, 2014 at the age of 57. Preceding her in death were her husband, Calvin Calhoun; father, Stephen Walton; maternal grandparents, Neal and Celestine Sayles; paternal grandparents, Emory Walton and Constance “Toots” Brumfield; and her grandchildren, Olivia Glispie and Rasheed Gasaway.
Left to cherish Stephanie’s memory are her six children, Neal Donovan “Donny” Walton, Brandi Lynn Miller (Kenan), Pashion Shanelle Muhammad, Rev. Moses Ali Ward (Breanne), Ronnie Lee Cyrus-Jackson (Kraig), Michael “Damien” Robinson.; her mother, Juanita Payton; uncle, Bob Sayles (Clara); aunt, Vickie Brown (Rev. Floyd) of Sioux City, IA and aunt, Angelic Frost of Waterloo, IA; 23 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; her siblings, Dominic “Nicky” Walton of Des Moines, IA, Stephen Walton Jr. (Michelly), Jeffrey Walton (Vicky), both of San Antonio, TX, Errol (Flor) and Cory Walton (Deanna) both of Indianapolis, IN, Cory Hudson of Minneapolis, MN, Charmaine Toney – Atkins of Chicago, IL, Dovie Gary (Walter) of Colonial Height, WV, Vandetta McGoogan (Robert) of Cameron, NC and Melissa Hudson of Minneapolis, MN. Stephanie also leaves behind a special friend, Harvey Loyd and a host of nieces, nephews and cherished friends.Information provided by: Henderson’s Highland Park Funeral Home 3500 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313 (515) 309-6550 www.hendersonhighlandparkfuneralhome.com