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“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord,
the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
~ II Timothy 4:7-8
Stephen Benjamin Kofi Kwasikpui was born on December 31, 1954, in New York City, New York, to the parentage of Stephen Kwakutse Kwasikpui and Doris Byers Kwasikpui. He was the eldest of three sons. The family called him by his middle name, “Kofi,” which means a male child born on a Friday. Stephen received a Bachelor’s Degree from Winston-Salem State University, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Clark Atlanta University.
Stephen enjoyed bowling with amateur leagues in Greensboro and Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He remained an avid photographer for most of his adult life. After becoming disabled, Stephen participated in the Senior Games, the highlight of which was a trip to the national Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Stephen was very active in the WSSU National Alumni Association-Rocky Mount Chapter. One of his favorite pastimes was eating, especially at All-You-Can-Eat buffets.
Stephen never met a stranger and would carry on a conversation with anyone. His genuine kindness and ability to connect with people from all walks of life made him a cherished friend to many. He frequently offered ideas and solutions to those in need of encouragement or motivation.
Stephen had a zest for life that was contagious. He had an incredible sense of humor and could light up any room with his infectious laughter. Stephen’s warm smile and compassionate nature will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
During his later years, Stephen faced increasing health challenges, but he accepted all without complaint, and was determined to live life to the fullest in spite of these infirmities. He loved to cast his vote during elections after carefully researching the candidates, and he volunteered at the polls for candidates that he felt were sincere in their commitment to constituents. Upon becoming a nursing home resident, Stephen was especially fond of playing Bingo and going on outings in the community. Recently, he bought a violin and was receiving lessons in playing the instrument.
Stephen loved the Lord and worshiped regularly at his home church, Word Tabernacle Church, Rocky Mount. When health prevented him from in-person attendance, Stephen viewed the entire church services on-line. On the day of his passing, surrounded by family and friends in his hospital room, Stephen was strong and vocal in praising God and singing hymns. Stephen’s departure has left a void in the hearts of those who knew him.
Stephen Kwasikpui’s memory will be cherished with love, by two brothers, Judge (Ret.) Alfred Kwasikpui (Shirley) of Seaboard, North Carolina and Mark Kwasikpui of Alexandria, Virginia; nephews, Tremaine Kwasikpui (Porsha) of Missouri City, Texas and Jerel Kwasikpui (Melvon) of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; great nieces and nephews, Mercy, Peace, Empress, Kaydence, Legend, King and Emperor; a host of cousins and other relatives; special friends, Carla Kincaid, Lenette Britt, Gerald Branch and Robert Cordell.
Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Kwasikpui's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.
The Caring Team of T. L. Faison's Funeral Care, LLC is privileged to provide
"Professional Care, With Dignity & Integrity"
to the family of Mr. Stephen Benjamin Kofi Kwasikpui.
We ask that you unite with us in remembering the family in both thought and prayer.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to:
WTC Transportation Ministry.
Go to www.wordtab.net/give, click other and put TRANSPORT in the box.
WTC Transportation Ministry
821 Word Plaza, Rocky Mount NC 27804
Web: http:// www.wordtab.net/give