Stephanie E. Vest, 38, passed away, Tuesday, August  18, 2020.

Stephanie graduated from Pinecrest High School.   She worked in the restaurant industry, where she enjoyed meeting and getting to know her customers.  She played basketball in high school and still enjoyed watching, especially her favorite team, the Duke Blue Devils.  Stephanie was a loving daughter, sister and mother.  She was known to be a very caring person, always well liked by everyone. She was preceded in death by father: Wesley Vest; brother: Tim Ritter.

Stephanie is survived by her daughter: Ally;  parents: Buck and Faye Ritter; siblings: David Vest, Brian Ritter, Scott Ritter, Janet Parris.

Graveside service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Reverend Mike Garner officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service and at other times at the home.

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Vest family.

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Graveside Service: August 22, 2020 2:00 pm

Fairview Baptist Church
1580 Carthage Road
West End, NC 27376


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  1. Buck and fay I am sorry about 0 Stephanie.Erlene amd I will be praying for you and your family. We love you very much

  2. I’m so sorry for y’alls loss and I am praying for God to comfort your hearts like only He can. Stephanie was definitely a very loving person and kept us laughing!! I’ll miss her and remember her. I can’t wait to see her again in heaven one day. I love y’all!
    Psalms 30:5 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙏🏼❤️
    Psalms 27:14 💔😞🙏🏼🙏🏼☀️💕

  3. I am so sorry for yoir loss. Stephanie was such a good person who could make you smile even when you were down. She will be missed. I remember and miss working with her at the Eastwood Diner. I also had the privilege of playing sports with her at pinecrest. My prayers go out to you and your family.

  4. So many wonderful memories with Stephanie♡ praying for all of you that God will wrap his loving arms around your family to keep you in his comfort, and bless your hearts with many fond memories!

  5. I am truly sorry for your family’s loss, Steph was a one of a kind. She always had a way of making people laugh. She will truly be missed. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.❤🙏🙏

    • I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of steph. Great memories with her at eastwood diner. She really could brighten anyone’s day. Great personality and most of all a huge heart for the people she cared about. Steph, keep a watch over ally. You will be missed . 😢💔😇😇

  6. I am truly sorry for your family’s loss, Steph was one of a kind. She always had a way of making people laugh. She will truly be missed. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.❤🙏🙏

  7. Sending prayers to the Family. So sorry to hear this news. Classmate and softball teammate of Stephanie. I will always remember her🙏🏾

  8. I went to Pinecrest with Stephanie. Didn’t know her well, but I didn’t have to. She was popular, especially in sports. She was always such a cool girl to me. In a way, I wanted to be just like her-naturally talented in every sport she played. In hs, we all knew of each other, even though we all didn’t know each other personally. I felt like our graduating class was such a close-knit group in hs. That’s what I loved and think about when I think Stephanie. She hung out with everyone-from preps to the sporty to the grunge. There was no one that didn’t know who she was. She had that special spirit about her. So sorry you’re no longer with us. From reading your FB page, we went through similar struggles. Just sorry we were never able to share our experiences together. ‘Till we all meet again…💔❤️

  9. “What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget”
    My heart is with you in your time of sorrow

  10. David, Brian and Family……Wishing you peace to bring comfort, and the courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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