Herman Lee Stephens was born on January 23, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Otis Stephens and Laura Robinson. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Deborah Ritchie of Laveen, Arizona; daughter Cynthia (Willie) Sanders of Alexandria, Louisiana; son Anthony Stephens of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughter Afton (Tonia Cavanaugh) of Gilbert, Arizona; daughter Sarah Ritchie of Tucson, Arizona; and son Lyndon (Davita) Ritchie of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Five grandsons: Willie Sanders; Bryant (Vanessa) Sanders Sr of Alexandria, Louisiana; Terrance (Chamere) Sanders of Raleigh, North Carolina; Liam and Ewan Adams of Tucson, Arizona. Nine great grandchildren. Two sisters: Minnie Lenney of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Loretta Knight of Birmingham, Alabama. Two aunts and uncle: Fannie Shaw, Juanita Cottrell and Robert Cottrell all of Cincinnati, Ohio.