Stella Sue Ledbetter

Published 12:36 pm Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Stella Sue Ledbetter, 18 months, of Bear Creek Church Road, Mocksville, died on Friday, June 8, 2018, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

She was born Dec. 14, 2016, in Winston-Salem to Jesse Robert and Mindy Seamon Ledbetter. Stella was diagnosed with Alpers Syndrome in January. “We were lucky to have Stella as long as we did. The good Lord could have called her home Dec. 31, 2017 when our journey began but instead he blessed us with time. Time to spend with Stella, time to tell her how much we love her, time for those who loved her to come visit and play with her. Time for us to see more beautiful smiles, look into her beautiful eyes with those long eyelashes (that everyone just loved) and hear her sweet voice and her laughter. More time to take care of her, as we gave her baths, watched Moana and Trolls with her, danced around her and took naps with her. In hindsight, God was giving us the gift of time. We had a very special situation because we knew our time was limited with Stella so we had the chance to not take a single moment for granted. Stella was a blessing to our lives. We appreciate the love and support that has been shared with us throughout this journey,” her parents said.

Also surviving: her maternal grandparents, Ronnie and Sue Seamon of Mocksville; paternal grandparents, Reid and Penny Ledbetter of Olin; maternal great-grandmother, Mildred Seamon of Mocksville; aunts and uncles, Mike and Sara Seamon Buchanan and their children, Addy and Alice, Josh and Stacy Seamon Taylor, Reuben and Jennifer Ledbetter and their children, Mercedes, Samantha and Ridge, Adam and Kim Ledbetter and their children, Jacob and Lucas Ledbetter and Brycen and Avri Deaton.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 14 at Concord United Methodist Church with Dr. Bob Nations and the Rev. Neill Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family request friends to wear their Stars for Stella shirts or to just wear green. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, at Triple J Manor House, 362 Interstate Drive, Mocksville.