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Stephen Lamar Fitton, 19, provided outreach with Bruton Parish Episcopal Church mission trips

Stephen Lamar Fitton
Stephen Lamar Fitton

WILLIAMSBURG — Stephen Lamar Fitton, 19, lost his battle with depression Thursday, May 20, 2021.

Born May 31, 2001, in Richmond, Stephen was the beloved son of Stephen Paul Fitton and Katherine Ann Roberts, M.D. He was also the loving brother of Charlotte Louise Fitton and soulmate to Mr. Blueberry Kittenbritches.

Stephen and his family moved to his home in Williamsburg as a toddler, where he grew up in the Bruton Parish Church family. He was active in Youth Group, Peter Pelham Choir, and chaired the Bruton Book Sale his senior year in high school. Stephen went on mission trips to West Virginia and the Four Corners and Navaho Land.

He sang in the Jamestown High School choirs — with performances at the National Cathedral, Universal Studios Workshop, and St. Malachy’s in Times Square. Stephen sang with the Jamestown Choir under the tutelage of Chris Mooney in Williamsburg and around the state. Not only was he an incredible singer, but he also took part in many different hobbies. He was in Boy Scout Troop 1932 and played WJCC Rec Soccer for many years under many amazing coaches. Stephen also enjoyed cycling on his own or with his Momie.

Stephen attended VCU and then University of Mary Washington. He was one of the contributors of the Aubade literary magazine. At UMW, he was well-known for his writing talents and willingness to teach others skills.

Stephen was a brilliant, handsome, witty and sweet young man who always cared about his fellow man. He was always ready to lend a helping hand, whether it be to a rambunctious Navaho child during his mission trip, a fellow singer, or a stranger on the street.

Donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to Bruton Parish Church-Music Ministry, Spiritworks Foundation, or the National Alliance for Mental Illness.

Share online condolences with the family at Bucktrout of Williamsburg Funeral Service.

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