Tennessee State to Hold Memorial Service
Funeral and Memorial services for Kindell Stephens, TSU Sports Information officer and historian, have been set for Monday, January 7th and Tuesday, January 8th respectively.
Stephens, who recently received his thirty-year service award at Tennessee State University, was a stand-out basketball player at Fisk University from 1968-70. At TSU, he served as a sports information director, an athletic historian, a radio announcer and a mentor to many TSU athletes and coaches. His dedication and work for Tennessee State University athletics, the alumni football organization and the TSU Athletic Hall of Fame are among his strongest legacies.
Stephens’ body will lie in state Sunday, January 6th from 12 noon to 6:00p, at Lewis & Wright Funeral Home, 2500 Clarksville Highway in Nashville.
The family Funeral service will be Monday, January 7th at Temple Baptist Church in Nashville, located at 3810 Kings Lane. Family visitation will be from 11:00a-11:45a and the Funeral service will begin at 12:00p with repast to follow.
Tennessee State University and Fisk University will hold a Memorial Service on Tuesday, January 8th at Kean Hall on the main TSU campus, beginning at 1:00p. School officials, associates and the many friends whose lives were touched by Kindell Stephens, will give tribute to his life among them.
In honor of Kindell, the family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Tennessee State University Athletic Foundation, in his name.