Ms. Stephanie Ann Luten (nee: Morgan), 47, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 20, 2009. Stephanie was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on May 4, 1961, the daughter of James and Pinkie (nee: Russell) Morgan. She was a 1979 graduate of Washington Park High School. After graduation she attended the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, and the University of Wisconsin – Parkside.
Stephanie worked many years as a bus driver. Her first position was with the Unified School District, and then with the Belle Urban System. She also worked as a support coordinator at the Dr. John Bryant Community Center.
Stephanie accepted Christ at an early age, and loved to talk about her Lord. Stephanie loved life; to smile, dance, and tell jokes. Her laughter was contagious! She could break out in a roaring laugh and get everyone to join in. She was completely dedicated to her family and friends, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to others. All she asked in return was respect and kindness. She was an excellent homemaker and loved to cook. Her parents were her joy, and she spent many hours helping them with their business at the 7 Mile Fair.
Left to cherish her memories are her children, Sheteaka Morgan, Ronald Luten, Jr., and Raven Luten; and her parents, James and Pinkie Morgan all of Racine; five sisters, Portia (Nadah) Bailey of Walden, New York, Lydia (Gregory) Nelson of Milwaukee, Briannie Morgan, Ciara Morgan, and Kiara Morgan all of Racine; her grandparents, Flaura Russell, Luke (Dee) Morgan, and Annie B. Jackson all of East St. Louis, IL; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Luke James Russell; and paternal grandfather, Lacy Jackson.
Homegoing services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 27, 2009, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor John D. Russell and Pastor T.L. Howell officiating. Visitation will begin in the church at 9 a.m. Committal services will be private.
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home
4600 County Line Road, Racine (262) 552-9000