Mr. Kareen Jabbar Stevenson Jr., 19, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. He was born in Iredell County on September 14, 2002, and was the son of Kareen Jabbar Stevenson Sr. and LaBraina M. Phillips.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Larry Phillips; great grandmothers, Pauline (Ray) Conner, Barbara (Rodney) White Young Stevenson, and Paullie (Leroy Feimster) Phillips; and an uncle, Robert Ferguson.

Kareen was a graduate of West Iredell High School, where he played football, and he was on the wrestling team when they won the State Championship. He finished sixth in the State of North Carolina for Wrestling. He also attended Central State University of Ohio where he finished on the Dean’s list with a 3.45 GPA. Kareen was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church of Claremont, where he played the drums for the choir, and also worked with the youth. He was employed at RHA Health Services at the time of his death.

He leaves to cherish the memories of his life his parents, Kareen Jabarr Stevenson Sr. and LaBraina M. Phillips; two brothers, Rykeen Richardson and Ke’Mone Phillips; a foster brother, Nyziere Ikard; a foster sister, Neveah Ikard; his grandparents, Faye Stevenson, Robert Stevenson and Paula; three uncles, Frederick Summers (Melissa), Carlos Parker, and Marcos Ferguson; four aunts, Lorena Phillips, Latosha (Bobby II) Rome, Melissa Stevenson Johnson, and Rotisha Dobbins; and a host of great uncles, great aunts, cousins, and friends.

Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Christian Outreach of the Piedmont. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral. Pastor Michael Tolbert Sr. will officiate and Reverend Timothy Stevenson will offer remarks. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Claremont.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Stevenson family.

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