Stephanie Denise Whalen
August 4, 1969-June 8, 2023
For those who do not already know, it is with deep sadness we share that our beautiful and precious daughter Stephanie went Home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 11:11 pm, after suffering a catastrophic brain bleed. We are indescribably broken-hearted.
Stephanie was such a kind and loving soul, always thinking of others. She was a sweet and loving daughter, sister and niece.
Every year she registered to be an organ donor, wanting to share the gift of life should she be called Home.
It was a privilege to partner with the LifeLink Foundation to honor Stephanie’s desire to give life to those needing organs.
LifeLink organized a Walk of Honor for Stephanie thanking her and our family for honoring her wishes. Someone counted those who were lining the walls on the way to the OR for organ harvesting and there were purportedly at least 100 individuals. As difficult as it was to follow her being taken to the OR, it was a very cathartic and precious experience.
Because Stephanie preferred simplicity, we planned a simple visitation or gathering on Friday, June 23rd, 6-8 pm, at Poole Funeral Home, 1970 Eagle Drive, Woodstock, GA 30189, 678-932-2097. We would be honored if you could come and share time with our little family in honor of Stephanie.
Stephanie was born to her parents, William H. Whalen III (Bill) and Marsha Frost Whalen, in Augusta, Georgia, on August 4, 1969. Her parents and beloved Sister, Monica Nicole Whalen, reside in Marietta, Georgia.
Stephanie was preceded in death by her Maternal Grandparents, Walter Harold Frost Jr. and Catherine Ivey Frost, Augusta, Georgia; and Paternal Grandparents William Henry Whalen Jr. and Marie A. Jacovino Whalen, Stratford, New Jersey.
Stephanie was also preceded in death by her beloved Uncles, Harold Walter Frost, Augusta, Georgia; and Michael Bruce Frost (Helen), Martinez, Georgia.
She was survived by her Cousins, Tiffany Frost Usry, Harlem, Georgia; and Jacqueline Frost Holsonbake (Chris), Martinez, and Uncle, Robert Whalen, Cincinnati, Ohio, and several second cousins, also a very special friend Tony Rayman
Our precious, sweet baby girl, it broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For a very large part of us went with you the day God called you home.