CLEVELAND- James Melvin Steadman, Sr. age 73 of Cleveland went to be with
his Lord Wednesday December 9, 2015 at his home in Cleveland.
Visitation will be held Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 2:00PM till 4:00 PM
at Cleveland Funeral Home. The family will also receive friends from 1:00 PM
until 1:45 PM Monday, December 14, 2015 at Cleveland Funeral Home. The funeral
service will be held Monday, December 14, at 2:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral
Home Chapel .Burial will follow in the North Cleveland Cemetery. Reverend Buddy
Jennings will officiate the service.
Melvin was born January 30, 1942 on the Zumbro Plantation to Thomas Elmer and
Lorene Mosley Steadman. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1960.
Melvin worked for Denton's Milk Company, Baxter Laboratories and
the University of Florida police department before attending the Mississippi
State Highway Patrol School in 1972. He was a Master Sergeant for the
Mississippi Highway Patrol at his retirement in 2002. After retirement , he
became a Court Security Officer for the US Marshall's Office in Greenville,
MS and was employed there until April of 2015. Melvin was a lifelong member
of Mid-South Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Treasurer. He was a
former escort for the Delta State University football team for 20 years.
He was very appreciative of the Championship ring he received.
Melvin loved singing with the Living Sonlight and the Steadman Brothers quartets since 1995.
Melvin enjoyed fishing, trot lining and supporting his favorite sports teams; Delta State
University and Ole Miss.
Melvin is survived by his wife of 47 years Devra Holman Steadman of Cleveland, MS, Son, Steve Holman of Salina, KS, Daughter, Kristin Steadman Junkin (Roy) of Indianola, MS,
Sons; James M. "Bubba" Steadman, Jr. (Marsha) of Cleveland, MS, Kenneth
Steadman of Cleveland, MS and Russell Steadman (Renee)of Cleveland, MS.
Grandchildren; Kayla Holman, Cade and Reed Junkin, Trace, Zachand Sarah
Katherine Steadman, Kenneth Leslie Steadman, Jr., Timothy and Lindsey
Steadman, Tristain, Hayden, Peyton and Camden Steadman. One great grandchild,
Kellin Daniel. Three sisters; Louise Oswalt of Cleveland, MS, Annette
Higginbotham of Norfolk, NE, Janet Hall of Weaver, AL, and a host of nieces
Pallbearers are the Mississippi Highway Patrol Honor Guard.
Honorary pallbearers are Court Security Officers (current and former) and
the Mississippi Highway Patrol (current and former).
Memorials may be made to Mid -South Baptist Church P O Box 1775Cleveland, MS
38732 or The Women's Resource Center P. O. Box 4335, Cleveland, MS38732.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Theon-line guest
register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net