Dedicated to Friends, Past and Present

Stephen Nelson Malone Jr.
July 24, 1947 – January 13, 2024


Stephen N. “Skip” Malone Jr. went home to his Lord on Saturday, January 13, 2024 after a short struggle with leukemia. He was born 76 years ago in Atlanta, Georgia to his wonderful parents, Stephen N. Malone Sr. and Natalja Mayo Malone. In 1953 his father was transferred by AT&T to Birmingham and that is where Skip’s formative years were spent. He attended Vestavia Hills Elementary and graduated with the first graduating class from Berry High School in 1965. In 1959 he was confirmed and became a member of Vestavia Hills Methodist Church. He graduated from Athens College, a small Methodist school, in 1970 and rejoined his family, by this time transferred back to Atlanta.

In 1977 he achieved his goal of working for an airline, in this case Southern. A year later he moved to Nashville and for the next 28 years he worked for the various airlines Southern morphed into before retiring in 2006. Then his life really took off as he had ample time to pursue his many interests with civic groups and especially Toastmasters. He belonged to numerous clubs and over the years held several Area and District positions. He was also a lover and adopter of rescued dogs in need of a home.

Above all, his main point of interest centered around his strong faith in God and the many churches he was involved with. He was a member of West End UMC and an associate member of Arlington UMC as well as a faithful attendee and volunteer at his neighborhood church, Nolensville Road Baptist Church. With the development of Zoom and streaming, the number of church services, Bible Studies, and prayer groups he could attend was limited only by the number of hours in the day.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday January 27, at West End UMC in Nashville with visitation at 1pm. Later there will be short services of remembrance at the two other churches that were such a formative part of his life; Vestavia Hills Methodist Church in the Birmingham area, and St. James UMC in Atlanta.

If you would like to make a gift to memorialize Skip’s life, a donation to any of the five churches mentioned here or the Atlanta Weimaraner Club Rescue organization would be an appropriate and much appreciated remembrance.