Condolences for Stephen Lamar Fitton

J posted on 8/19/21

Dear Dr. Roberts, Every visit to your office, I was struck at how much you loved your family from seeing the photographs. Praying the good news of Jesus Christ will be an anchor for you and your family during this tragic time! God loves you! So sorry to hear the loss of your dear son!


Kathy Keefer Dann posted on 7/3/21

Dear Kate and family. My heart goes out to you all in this difficult time. I can’t imagine how hard it must be to suffer this loss. With deepest sympathy


Gale & Jim Turi posted on 6/26/21

Dear Dr Roberts: With heart felt prayers for your loss. May the Lord comfort you as only He can.


Ivy Sanders posted on 6/5/21

Hey - I know that you don't know me, but I got to know Stephen at UMW. We were in German class together, and we were both prius pals. From what I knew of him, he was such a kind person with a wonderful sense of humor who loved to make others happy. He always encouraged me to do well in class and also helped me a lot. I'm beyond sad to see him have to go, but I just want you to know that he had a big impact on my life even if we didn't know each other for a long time. Because of that, I will always carry his legacy with me.


Cathy and Chappy posted on 6/2/21

Dear Dr. Roberts and Family, Although I never met Stephen, I felt like I knew him from all the photos and stories you shared of this wonderful young man. Our prayers are now for you to find peace knowing Stephen is in heaven watching over you.


Steven Chisholm posted on 6/1/21

Dr. Roberts and family, we are absolutely heartbroken to learn of Stephen’s passing, a truly special young man from a truly special family. We can only hope that the love we send from our family to yours helps in the same way your gift of love to ours has through the years. We love you dearly. The Chisholm family (Val, Debbie and Steve)



Carmen Hogge posted on 6/1/21

Dearest Kate, I just stumbled over your son's obituary on the computer by accident. My heart stopped. I am at a complete loss for words. There are none. My heart breaks for you as I know how much you love your children. Please know that I share in your sorrow and that I will continually lift you and your family up in prayer for comfort and healing. I pray that you will feel God's presence and that He will give you PEACE!


Will Todd posted on 5/30/21

I'm so sorry for your loss. Much love to you all, Will


Vickie Robertson posted on 5/30/21

Words cannot express how I felt when I heard this sad news. Only God can heal this pain. May the Lord’s loving arms surround you at this time.


Kristin Cosby posted on 5/30/21

I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I was privileged to be one of Stephen's high school teachers and will always remember him as talented, funny, and kind.



Delo Bloomfield posted on 5/29/21

My heart goes out to you, his dad and sister. May God hold you close. I am so so sorry.



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Mary Lou Clark posted on 5/28/21

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Stephen. I have made a donation to Bruton Parish Church in his honor. My Sincere Condolences to his family.


Vanessa Frazier posted on 5/28/21

Doctor Roberts my condolences goes out to you and your family.


Matthew and Tracie Stauch posted on 5/28/21

Dear Fitton Family, We read about Stephen yesterday and recalled him as a young classmate and friend or our son, Grant. We remember him being so smart and sweet, but had lost touch over these past few years. We are thinking of you and praying for you.


Danny C. posted on 5/28/21

I knew Stephen in high school and considered him a good friend of mine for many years. He was an incredibly kind and funny person. I'll always remember laughing with him walking around Colonial Williamsburg. I hope he's at peace, and I'll always remember him with a smile on my face.


Kim DeSamper Goldsmith posted on 5/27/21

Dr Robert’s, you have been so kind to my father that it breaks my heart to hear of the loss of your son. May wonderful memories help you heal.


Monica Rettig posted on 5/27/21

Dr. Roberts and Fitton family, I was so saddened to read of the loss of your son, Stephen. My deepest condolences go out to all of you. I will keep you in my prayers as you travel this lonely road of grief. From what I have read here it is clear that he was a special person who touched others in many kind ways.


Joan Courson posted on 5/27/21

So sad. I'll miss his hugs when he would visit the St. George Tucker House. He was always a pleasure to talk to. Just a sweet young man. Rest in peace.


Cathy wWilliams posted on 5/27/21

God bless you Stephen. I pray you are with Jesus now -be at peace.


Gary Fitton posted on 5/27/21

Grandma & Pop-Pop will always treasure the memories of good times with Stephen! God comfort Kate and Steve and Charlotte.


Joshua Puckett posted on 5/27/21

Love you all and are praying for you!


Amy Haley posted on 5/27/21

I am deeply sorry for your loss. All my love and hope to you for strength in your grief.


Julia Keefer Keefer posted on 5/27/21

Our hearts break as we watch this beautiful service for Stevie, sustained by faith and inspired by your courage. Love to all from the Keefer cousins


Katherine T Ellam posted on 5/27/21

Dear Dr. Kate, Stephen, and Charlotte, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember his birth.. My heartfelt ♥prayers go out to you all on this very sad day. Prayers and love Kathy Ellam, Cape Cod, Massachusetts


Peter & Barbara Roberts posted on 5/27/21

Thinking of you and your family.


KarenDowning posted on 5/27/21

Dr. Roberts, You and your family are in our prayers.


Suzanne Stern posted on 5/27/21

Our deepest condolences to all. Suzanne Stern and Bill, Erika, and Emily Beneke


Sarah Allred posted on 5/27/21

I will never forgot him and our little team in German in middle school he was such a sweet guy and he will be missed


Ruth Winters posted on 5/27/21

Dear Dr Roberts I send my sincere condolences to you and your family.


Samantha Klimczak posted on 5/27/21

After singing together in middle school choir and join high school events he lit up the room in a way others just didn’t. We had a small choir class in middle school of about 7 or 8 of us and always looked out for him when I could if he needed anything. Stephen was a light in the life of many but especially to a close friend and coworker of mine, it was so sweet to see them so happy and close. Will be missed so much


Kendall Guse posted on 5/27/21

Dear Fitton Family, I was a classmate and friend of Stephen’s at JHS. Of course there were those closer to him than me, but he was one of the few people who always extended kindness to me, to which I was and will be always be grateful for that. I sang alongside him in choir, and had the privilege of engaging in fun and genuine conversation with him when I would see him. I have fond memories of the choir trips running around Universal Studios, and walking late nights in New York. It pains me to know that Stephen is no longer with us and that the world is robbed of his presence. I found out today right as I happened to be getting ready to lead a group at church in the hymn ‘Abide With Me.’ The words of this hymn felt right for this moment and I thought of Stephen as I sang them: “ Abide with me, fast falls the eventide. The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me. I fear no foe with Thee at hand to bless; Ills have no weight and tears no bitterness. Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory? I triumph still if Thou abide with me. Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes; Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies. Heav'n's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee; In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.“ I can’t even imagine what you as a family must be feeling at this moment and I want to leave my condolences and prayers with you all during this time. I know Jesus has met Stephen with open arms to welcome him home, and that he is abiding in the arms of his Heavenly Father. I pray that the wounds of absence heal and I pray for peace and comfort in the this time of trouble. My heart weighs heavy today...


Meghan and Camden Lunsford posted on 5/26/21

Prayers and love being sent to your family.


Leonora Reiley posted on 5/26/21

I remember Stephe’s exuberance when it came to literature and advanced grammar in my AP Lit. class at Jamestown. His quirky, inquisitive spirit will be sorely missed.


Dawn Bonner posted on 5/26/21

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Steven. He was my great nephew Malik's college roommate and I always heard kind things from my nephew about your son. Please know that my family and I are praying strength and peace over you and your family during this difficult time.


David Hopkinson posted on 5/26/21

Dr. Roberts and family, I read today with deep sympathy the obituary for your son Stephen. I only "knew" him from his picture on your office desk, which you embellished with brief brags slipped into my medical consultations with you over the past several years. I can imagine few more painful tragedies for mature adults than to have one of our children pre-decease us. Stephan was at the threshold of his coming of age debut! I am so sorry for this loss to yourself and all his loved ones.


Eric Joss posted on 5/26/21

Dr. Roberts and family, I was greatly saddened to learn of Stephen's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. You are in my prayers.


Lee De Groft posted on 5/26/21

Stephen and his crew of four were mainstays in the JHS library and always brought happiness. His steel sharp brain and gentle heart were always present. I will so miss his dear soul.


Nanny Fi posted on 5/26/21

Kate, Steve & Charlotte my heart is breaking for all of you. As “Little Steve’s” former nanny I am absolutely devastated for all of you. Stephen was an absolute delight to look after & it was a privilege to be part of his life. I have many fond memories from our time together from taking him to the cinema, Busch Gardens, playing & reading up in the playroom, he was always full of joy & laughter. His star will shine bright up above & be forever watching over us. Lots of love Nanny Fi x


Sarah Chartier posted on 5/26/21

Dear Fitton family, I was a friend of your sons. Not a best friend or super duper close but a friend. I was lucky enough to share classes, choir, and other activities with him. He was always super bright and funny and welcoming. He had a talent for music and poetry as well as math and that’s from the amount that I knew him from. It’s been really hard for me to imagine/understand that he’s gone. I can’t even imagine how it is for you all, and I am so sorry for your loss. All in all, I know he was dearly loved and is dearly missed. Sending you comfort in prayers


Riley E posted on 5/26/21

I knew Stephen in high school. Stephen was such an impressive person. He showed me his writing, and I genuinely believed he had a natural talent. I was always moved by his works. His singing was a joy to listen to. We sometimes would sing or harmonize together. He was also such a kind person. His loving memory will be held fondly in my heart. My condolences for such a great loss.


Cheryl Scanlan posted on 5/26/21

Kate , Stephen & Charlotte , Our hearts ache for all of you in the loss of this amazing an talented young man. He will be missed by many. Please know our thoughts an prayers are with you at this time. Praying the Lord surrounds you in His love and comfort you with His peace. Love Cheri & Kevin Scanlan


Olivia Garrett posted on 5/26/21

Although I knew Stephen for a short time, my time with him was filled with joy and laughter. He always made the Jamestown Youth Choir such an amazing place to be, and I missed him when he graduated. I am truly heartbroken to hear of his passing, and my heart goes out to his family for this tragic loss. Stephen, you were always the best of us, and I will miss you more than you know.


John/Jessica Dafashy posted on 5/25/21

Steve, Kate and Charlotte, our hearts break for you. We remember him as Stevie, that sparkling little boy from Scouts, wise beyond his years and full of kindness and fun. Please know we are thinking of you and holding you up in prayer. With deepest sympathy, The Dafashys-John, Jessica, Aaron and Nat


Stacey posted on 5/25/21

Praying for Steve, Kate, Charlotte and all who are missing Stephen.


Caroline L posted on 5/25/21

I have many memories of seeing Stephen sing at Church. His light will live on in the hearts of many.



Cindy Brown posted on 5/25/21

I’m praying over you all for peace and healing with the devastating loss of Stephen