Stephanie Lynn Shockey took her first unassisted step into heaven on October 16th, 2021 in Gilbert, Arizona surrounded by family.
Stephanie Shockey was born in Monahans, Texas on March 6th 1983.
Stephie, lovingly known as Pooh Bear by her mom, was the center point to her siblings. She was a magnetic energy to everyone who came in contact with her, including strangers. Although restricted by her physical body, she overcame greater obstacles than an able-bodied person could have, with grace. She was determined and a fighter. Stephanie was not supposed to live past six years old, but she spent the rest of her life proving everyone who doubted her wrong.
Stephanie loved music, church, movies, her new prosthetic finger, and watching her brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews perform. She loved fiercely without speaking a word. Not many people are allowed to witness heaven on earth, but anyone who was in her presence felt a pure love. Gaining her acceptance could make anyone’s day better. As family, we often heard how blessed Stephie was to be surrounded and supported by us, when in reality she was the blessing to us.
Steph was preceded in death by her parents: Alma “Joey” Shockey of Phoenix, AZ and Stephen Lynn Shockey of Kermit, TX.
Our Sweet Girl is survived by her siblings and their spouses:
Lisa and Jeff Mills of Kermit, TX; Cathy Carlisle and Troy Sylvester of Chandler, AZ; Chris and Kristy Carlisle of Castle Rock, CO; Michael and Emma Carlisle of Nashville, TN; Mandy Pinkwasser, Mitchell Pinkwasser, and Nathan Jacobs of Gilbert, AZ; Heather and Wes Herman of Litchfield Park, AZ.
Stephanie is also the proud aunt of:
Darik Carlisle, Nolan Mills, Jonathan Shockey, Joshua Mills, Jaycie Mills, Chase Carlisle, Jacob Herman, Madi Herman, Kaylen Carlisle, Jadyn Pinkwasser, and the great aunt of Jaylee Mills.
Services will be held at Gilbert Memorial Park in Gilbert, AZ on Sunday October 24th at 12pm, and the viewing will begin at 11am. Bring your memories, as you’ll have an opportunity to share them.
We’d like to make sure that we thank the numerous, loving respite providers who cared for Stephanie over her 38 beautiful years. Each of you became a part of our family. To the nurses who advocated for her and our family inside and outside of the hospital, we thank and appreciate you. To Dr. Joseph Alia of Tempe Family Practice, thank you for always making us a priority. You exceeded our expectations by your level of care and compassion. A special thank you to the Emergency Room and ICU Staff of Mercy Gilbert Medical Center that supported us and helped us through those final moments with our Angel on Earth.
Stephanie was also supported through the United Cerebral Palsy Network, The Department of Developmental Disabilities, Etipser, and other DTA agencies.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations:
Go Fund Me: https://gofund.me/37dc8200