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Kelsey Stem

Kelsey LaMar’s, earthly journey began in Oak Harbor, Washington to loving parents, Vernon Stem, Jr., and Dorthy Stem on June 23, 1977.


He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at an early age and was a faithful member of Body of Christ Ministries Church of God in Christ, faithfully serving as a member of the Hospitality Committee and as Pastor’s Armor Bearer.


Kelsey received his formal education in the Metro Davidson County School System, where he attended and graduated from Glencliff High School with the Class of 1996. He also attended Tennessee State University (TSU). He joined the US Navy and served as an Aviation Boatswain Mate (Fuels) earning the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Navy “E” Ribbon and the Navy Good Conduct Medal. After completing his commitment to the US Navy, Kelsey enjoyed employment as a “911 Dispatcher” with Metro-Davidson County EMS.


A loving son, brother, uncle and cousin who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. A budding artist, he loved drawing. All who knew and loved him will sorely miss his presence and laughter.


On Saturday, June 25, 2022, with his loving family at his side, Kelsey answered God’s beckoning call to cease from his earthly labors and entered into his Master’s joy.


Precious memories are left to be shared by his mother, Dorthy Marie Stem, Nashville, TN; father, Vernon (Ruthie) Stem, Jr., Huntington, TN; sister, Shaunelle Stem, Nashville, TN; brothers: Vernon (Veronica) Stem, III, Clarksville, TN and Walter (Ro’Shea) Stem, Murfreesboro, TN; aunts: Carol Allen, Knoxville, TN, LaFreda (Raymond) Cole, Jackson, TN, Vivian (Torrell) Smarr, Helendale, CA, Bonita Cummings, Killeen, TX, Lisa (Connell) Sherrill, Barstow, CA and Betty Crockett, Nashville, TN; uncles: Walter (Faye) Crockett, Knoxville, TN, William (Claudia) Crockett, Joe (Delois) Crockett, Johnnie Ray (Patricia) Crockett, Paul (Carol) Crockett, John Wesley Stem, all of Nashville, TN and Roderick Crockett, Knoxville, TN and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins  and friends

Viewing Tuesday, July 5, 2022 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Viewing Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Cathedral of Praise Inc. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at Cathedral of Praise Inc 4300 Clarksville Pik Nashville, TN 37218.

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A candle was lit in memory of Kelsey Stem

Dana Wilson Russell Jul 6 2022 10:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kelsey Stem

RoseMary Haynes-Hunt and Family Jul 6 2022 7:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kelsey Stem

LeXavier Harrison Jul 6 2022 4:03 PM

Expressing my deepest condolences for your son. The mother-son bond is something special knowing how close you were with Kelsey saddens me to know he will no longer be in our family circle. Praying for you and the family.

Roxanne and Ricky Green Jul 6 2022 11:37 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kelsey Stem


God's grace, comfort, peace, and strength to the family and friends of Kelsey Stem.

Regina Hoosier Jul 5 2022 5:11 PM

May the memories of your loved one comfort you during this difficult time and give you strength! With loving memories:

Sis. Bernice Bates Jul 5 2022 5:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kelsey Stem

Deborrah Canada Jul 5 2022 2:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kelsey Stem

Glenda and Geraline Newbill Jul 5 2022 2:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kelsey Stem

Brenda Phillips Crismon Jul 4 2022 12:52 PM

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