P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Levell Handley
March 9, 1961 - January 12, 2023

Levell Handley

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Levell Handley, age 61 of Monticello, Arkansas, made his transition Thursday January 12, 2023, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his wife Debra.
He was born in Monticello, Arkansas on March 9, 1961, to the late Larry (C.C.) Handley and Gloria Jean Grasper Hubbard. Levell Handley was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather to his family and friends whom he loved so much. He was especially devoted to his God always had a big bright smile on his face and was a lover of sports. He was married to Debra for 33 years.
He accepted Christ at an early age. Levell attended Mt. Pleasant A.M.E. Campground Church. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Larry (L.C.) Handley and Gloria Jeans Grasper Hubbard; his brother (Phil) Veance Jerry Binns; and his grandparents.
Levell worked at Advantages of Southeast Arkansas for 26 years in which he loved doing. He also retired from Safeway Stores Inc. after 18 years of service and was a member of UFCWU.
Survivors include his loving wife Debra of Monticello; his four sons Clayton Handley (Amanda) of Dallas Tx. Kendrick Simmons of Monticello, Jalen Handley and Terrell Handley of Little Rock; five grandchildren; Clayton Handley Jr., Amar'e Handley, and Cayden Handley of Dallas, TX, Savion Jackson of Conway and Ava Handley of Little Rock; three brothers; Gregory (Tikisha) Binns of Monticello, Gerald Grasper (Leean) of Monticello and Marcus Jordan of St. Louis Missouri; nine sisters; Delores Woodard (Barry) of Wilmar, Ar. Shelia Shelton (Lenard) of Pine Bluff, Bernester Dupree (Carl) of Crossett, Subrinna Coleman and Michelle Handley both of Monticello, Jackaye Handley and Kimberly Handley both of Jonesboro, Angela Williams (Joseph) of Pennsylvania, Regina Jones (Reginald) of Foutain Hill; his stepfather John Hubbard and a special father figure, Jerry Binns; along with a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and brothers and sisters in laws.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with Rev. D.J. Buffington presiding. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. You can sign Levell's guestbook page at www.stephensondearman.com.

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Friday, January 20, 2023
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Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Saturday, January 21, 2023
at 11:00 a.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Oakland Cemetery
N. Hyatt St
Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. Cindy McKinstry
    My prayers & thoughts are with the family during the loss of Levell. He was a great classmate of mine.
  2. Michelle Bailey
    I’m so sorry for your loss!
    Prayers for you and family!

    Love, your morning Walmart friend❤️
  3. Pam Forrest
    Levell was a classmate of mine, he was a super nice person and was always smiling. I know Levell will be missed by all. Rest In Peace my friend.
  4. Angela Bush Snyder
    Rest in Peace Bro. LeVell You Will Be Missed Not Only You Were A Husband, Father , Brother, Uncle & Friend But You Were A Special Member Of Our Family & Your Legacy, Smile & Love Will Forevermore Live in Our Hearts To Auntie Debra Sue, Jalen & Terrell May God Comfort You During This Time Uncle LeVell & Aunt Debra Gave Me The Name " PUDDIN" In 2007 When I Turned 40 & Still Carry This Name My Hubby Calls Me Puddin Pop, So Family Stay Encouraged Love💞 You All
    Angie( Puddin) Steve, & Family
  5. Susan Pace Wishard
    My sister, Rachel, loved Levell. He drove her bus for a long time and it was always wonderful to see his smiling face every morning. I know he will be missed- we are praying God’s blessings upon your family!
  6. John & Paige (Hill) Stell
    Debra and Family,
    You are all in our hearts and have many prayers lifting you all up during the days ahead. When I heard that LeVell passed away I was heartbroken. He holds a place in my heart always…literally has been family for as long as I can remember. He had an amazing smile, a huge heart, and gave the best hugs. I know navigating life without him in it will be an adjustment but he wouldn’t want us to stay sad. He is watching over us and will be there at Heavens gate waiting to greet us with his beautiful smile and a hug when our time comes. Know that our prayers will continue for each of you and that we are here for you.
    John, Paige, & family
  7. Clarissa Pace
    Our sincere condolences from the Pace family.
  8. Raymond & Marie
    To Debra & Family, Our Sincere Condolences. Much prayer 🙏🏽 May God continue to be your strength.
  9. Gwendolyn Arrington
    Sorry for your loss. Praying for the entire family. God Bless.
  10. Janice Sanders
    My Condolences to family and friends.
  11. Tina A Riley Johnson
    My heart is deeply sadden by the transition of someone who was very dear to me. May God give peace, strength and comfort in this time of sadness.
  12. Haleigh tucker
    Mr. Levell was an outspoken and outgoing person he would do anything you ask him to if he could he many ppl laugh
  13. Tommie Franklin-Berger
    Praying & Wishing the family strength and comfort during this difficult time. Levell will truly be missed; Always was kind-hearted and Great Spirited. "Rest In Peace Levell"
  14. Autumn Lawrence
    Sending my condolences to you Mrs Debra and your family in y’all’s time of need I only met your husband a couple of times and he seemed really nice loved you soooooo much sending prayers as well to give you peace and remember all the happy times with him Mrs Debra!!!
  15. Donna Raney
    I was so sad to hear of Levell's passing! I worked with him for many years at Advantages. He was a wonderful co-worker and friend. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of the family. He will surely be missed!!
  16. Gene Gates
    So sorry to hear about Levell. We competed against each other in high school sports and reconnected when our kids played sports together throughout their school years. Great guy!
  17. Kimberly Jordan
    The Williams family extends their sincere condolences and prayers to the family. Levell was a very kind person who will be greatly missed
  18. Daysha Matthews
    My prayers are with you and the family! May God give you continued strength throughout the many days ahead.

    Daysha and Family
  19. Melanie Rawls
    Eartha has no sorrow that can’t be healed in heaven. Praying for your strength now and the days to come. Find Joe and peace in your memories
  20. DR.WHM
    Thinking of you and the family as you celebrate the life of Levell. May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time. I am sharing in your sadness as you remember Him. Praying for you during this difficult time. Please accept my sincere and deepest heart - felt condolences. May God continue to strengthen you and the entire family.

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