Rest In Peace Deanna (Doof)

Rest In Peace Deanna (Doof)

The Graffiti Bridge is honored that Deanna Stevison’s family and friends used a bridge mural to honor her memory, and raise awareness of the tragic shooting of their beloved family member and friend.  The mural was seen by all of Pensacola in honor of her loving memory.

Deanna Stevison was fatally shot and killed on June 8, 2017.  Stevison, a correctional officer at Blackwater River Correctional Facility, went off duty at 8:00 pm, “She was in good spirits,” recalls Savanna Stevison, Deanna’s twin sister. “The night my sister was killed, she went to her ex’s house because she wanted to obtain a letter her ex mentioned earlier that week,” Savanna said. “My sister left her car running and the door open, she was unarmed and there were three against her, and the MOM shot my sister twice.”

The family is trying to raise awareness of their tragic loss because, under Florida’s current “Stand your ground,” laws, no arrest has been made, pending a preliminary investigation by the state Attorney General who will rule whether or not to charge the perpetrator.

“I don’t think the Stand your ground laws apply here,” said Deanna’s funeral officiator Sonia Mason, “There were no calls to 911 before the shooting, no knocking on neighbors doors or calls for help. Deanna was unarmed and not intoxicated. They could have used any type of force besides a firearm. I am in hopes that they are still investigating and going over the facts of the case.” Mason said.

Since law enforcement seemed to be taking a long time to investigate the case, the family and friends took matters into their own hands by starting the #JusticeForD social media.  Part of this awareness drive was to paint a mural honoring Deanna's memory on the graffiti bridge.

“It was one of my friends David Maxwell's idea to paint the bridge in honor of her memory,” Savanna said. “David couldn't attend the painting himself, so my sister's dear friend and co-worker Angela McLeod took over the project, and made sure it was gonna happen.” Over 25 friends and family members showed up around 5:30 pm to paint the mural in her honor. They finished just before dark.

“Justice needs to be served. She was a great person and so loving. She will be missed so much. Rip doof! This was my oldest sons cuz.”  Atalaya Arabian said in a Facebook comment in response to #Justiceford.

“The nickname “Doof,” came from an aunt who affectionately called her “De-Doof,” growing up. It stuck with her through adulthood.”

We of The Graffiti Bridge offer our sincere condolences to Deanna’s family members in this time of mourning.  We are honored and humbled to be able to help spread the message and do our small part to help a grieving family find closure. RIP Deanna Stevison, you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.

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  • Des - July 18, 2017

    I didn’t know Deanna, but I live in the apartment complex where her life was tragically ended. I hope justice is served, especially for everyone who loved and cared for her, big hugs to the family and I hope Deanna is looking down upon everyone. She seemed like a gentle soul who didn’t deserve what happened. My thoughts are with her family and friends, especially her son.

  • Angela McLeod - July 17, 2017

    I really don’t understand why people feel the need to voice their opinion on something that was so special to us that truly loved Deanna. I miss her every day and wish that I could talk to her one more time. If any of you who are running your mouths were there, then you have a right to talk. Otherwise, keep it to yourself. This is a person who was brutally murdered and left all of us. We loved her and will continue to keep her memory alive. She was a wonderful friend to me and I can never get past this. Fly high, Deanna. I love you!!

  • Tom's Gonna need a Guardian Angel - July 17, 2017

    Tom, you must have vomit of the mouth, or you must be one of the three pieces of shits walking this earth like you didn’t murder or steal a beautiful soul from her family and friends and community. Must be nice knowing you have to look over your shoulder everyday and can’t sleep in peace. You are absolutely scum of all scum when you still get to walk this earth and talk so badly about nothing you know nothing about unless you are Amy, Amy’s Mom or Meghan. Three people against one! Okay! She had no weapons and she surely couldn’t fight three people by herself. Dumbass! Why do you think cops call for back up? P.S. Get your facts together and your shit and leave this town.

  • Quentin - July 17, 2017

    I don’t know Her personally but I have met her one time . I am good friends with her Sons Father and I will say with her being his ex he still has never said a bad thing about her . And always knew his son was was takin care of , I cannot believe that no ones in jail after this crap ,but yet the father is in jail right now for Damaging a dam hotel room door and has yet to see his son since this happened

  • The Payton's - July 17, 2017

    Whisper a message to a butterfly and it will fly to heaven and deliver your message….Doof you are loved by many and are truly missed fly high angel girl

  • April p - July 17, 2017

    Fly high Doof. Absent from the body, present with the Lord!!! In your loving memory <3

  • Tom's Guardian Angel - July 17, 2017

    Tom, your an ass.

  • Amanda - July 17, 2017

    I’ve been watching this story clear in Ohio with no relation other than a mutual friend. The shooter was not involved in the confrontation, this is NOT self defense aka: stand your ground. This is morally unjust on so many levels and I hope for her son, family, and friends, justice is fully served. The mural is a wonderful reminder that every life is precious and means so much to so many.

  • Brittney Jones - July 17, 2017

    It’s amazing how our community comes together to help gwt justice for such an amazing person, although i didnt kbow her personally i know her twin and a good friend of mine was her best friend. Its such a loss to everyone in her family and for her friends. I hope she gets justice and everyone gets some closure. Rip Deanna ♡

  • Denessa Chancey - July 17, 2017

    Doof I love you and miss you. I will carry you in my heart always.

  • Whitney - July 17, 2017

    So sad ! I’m sure justice will be served and those who caused this life to be taken will spend some time behind bars like they should!

  • Dawn - July 17, 2017

    We love you Doof and will never forget you.

  • Stephanie Allen - July 17, 2017

    Really Tom? Ha ha. So what you are saying is that Deanna, who was about 110lbs, beat up all 3 ( not to mention one is an EX COP who was professionally trained to defend herself) and the 3 of them combined couldn’t stop her? Lmao. You have bumped your head somewhere. Deanna must have became the Hulk that night if not 1 of them could escape to call the police ( even though witnesses say the mom CAME OUTSIDE from INSIDE) and shot her. Hmmmm. That tells me she was not beating all 3 up. Why don’t you stop trying to get people worked up. The truth will come out. Hopefully justice will be served!!!!

  • Elizabeth Diane Hall Coker - July 17, 2017

    This act was to show support of Deanna’s unnecessary death ! This is not the place to degrade her or her memory. She is very loved and respected and has left behind a Son, her parents and her siblings and lots more family and tons of friends. All we want is Justice for Deanna! If anyone has a problem with this….just keep it to yourself. Be kind and respectful to ALL people. Love you Deanna, and Sav, and her sweet Mama ..along with everyone else!!

  • Sonia Mason - July 17, 2017

    Thank you for this, she is well loved and so missed. Her legacy lives on in her son, her family, and all of us that will not be quieted. xoxo

  • Kellianne guy halvorsen - July 17, 2017

    Tom. Get the facts before believing details you either heard or came up with. She never beat the shit out of anyone.. Yes there was a struggle but obviously she lost didnt she? This was tragic and unjust. No one believes Deanna was in the right by going over there but how many of us have confronted an x in this manner un armed and not died?? This supposed warning shot wasnt that at all it was a missed shot straight into a door straight across from the door they were infront of.. Did you know that Tom?? Hardley a safe warning shot. There will be alot things brought to light soon.

  • Petty betty - July 17, 2017

    Tom!! Were you there that night? And did they die? Suck it

  • Donna Bozek - July 17, 2017

    I’m so glad I drove by and had the opportunity to see this memorial. God’s blessing of a resurrection can give peace and comfort as we all struggle with this injustice

  • Tom - July 17, 2017

    Funny she didnt metion this chick beat the shit out of all three girls then after a warning shot from the mom she still wouldnt get off the daughter.

  • Jessica - July 17, 2017

    Such an amazing day and evening with so many people that love and miss her I was honored such an amazing day and evening with so many people that love and miss her. It was an honor to be there.

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