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

Stephen Lamar Fitton

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

Born May 31, 2001 in Richmond, Stephen was the beloved son of Stephen Paul Fitton and Katherine Ann Roberts, MD. He was also the beloved brother of Charlotte Louise Fitton and the soul mate of Mr. Blueberry Kittenbritches.

Stephen and his family moved to his Williamsburg home as a young child, where he grew up in the Bruton Parish Church family. He was active with the Youth Group, Peter Pelham Choir, and chaired the Bruton Book Sale during his senior year in high school. Stephen has made mission trips to West Virginia and all four corners and to Navaho Land.

He sang in the backing vocals of Jamestown High School – with performances at the National Cathedral, Universal Studios, and St. Malachy’s in Times Square. Stephen has performed with the Jamestown Choir under Chris Mooney in Williamsburg and across the state. Not only was he an amazing singer, but he also participated in many different hobbies. He was part of the Boy Scout Troop in 1932 and played WJCC Rec Soccer for many years under the guidance of many amazing coaches. Stephen also liked to cycle alone or with his mom.

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

Stephen was a bright, handsome, witty and gentle young man who always cared about his neighbor. He was always ready to lend a hand, whether it was a rambunctious Navaho child on his missionary journey, another singer, or a stranger on the street.

Donations in memory of Stephen can be made at Parish Church of Bruton-Ministry of Music, Spirit Foundation, or the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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

Charles K. Eckert