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North Cleveland Cemetery
Friday March 13th, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Interment following funeral service

Immanuel Baptist Church
Saturday March 14th, 2020

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Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Saturday March 14th, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

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Celebration of Life

Immanuel Baptist Church
Saturday March 14th, 2020

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Steve Steele

CLEVELAND - Steve Steele, age 63, of Cleveland, MS, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at his home. 

Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Friday, March 13, 2020, at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland, MS.  Then again from 10:00 AM till 11:00 AM Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Immanuel Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM.  Burial will be in the North Cleveland Cemetery. Dr. Steve Huber will officiate the services.
Steve was born on February 8, 1957, to Joe and Willie Marie (Kuykendall) Steele in Cleveland, MS.  He attended Lee Academy where he received his high school diploma. He married Marilyn Oswalt Steele on October 2, 1982, at First Baptist Church in Cleveland, MS. Steve was the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor for Bayer Crop Services. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and doing woodwork. He also enjoyed target shooting and teaching his kids about life. He had a passion for gardening and bird watching and teaching his kids about those.  He was a former chairman of Deacons at Immanuel Baptist Church and was also affiliated with the Bolivar County EOC.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Steele and Willie Marie Kuykendall Steele as well as his nephew Scott Hampton Steele. He was also preceded in death by his K-9 friend's Angel Steele and Sissy Steele. 

Steve is survived by his loving wife of 37 Years, Marilyn Steele of Cleveland, MS;  Son, Shawn Kirk (Amy) Steele of Cleveland, MS;  Daughter, Shelly Stinson (Amber) Steele of Cleveland, MS;  Grandson, Landon Steve Steele of Cleveland, MS; Sister, Sandra Gay Darnell of Ocean Springs, MS;  Brother, John Shade (Kathy) Steele of Rena Lara, MS;   Sister, Patricia Clare Steele of Brandon, MS; Brother, Scott (Janet) Steele of Hollandale, MS; Nephews, William Duff Darnell of Ocean Springs, MS; Niece, Dana Darnell (Ryan) Rubenstein of Ocean Springs, MS; Great Nephew, Cooper Darnell of Ocean Springs, MS; Great Nephew, Nash Darnell of Ocean Springs, MS; Great Nephew, Connor Shade Steele of Pellahatchie, MS. He also leaves behind his K-9 friend Dezzy Steele.

Pallbearers will be William Duff Darnell, Bobby Mitchell, Earl Coleman, Jason Reed, Scott Reed, Jeff Johns, Brant Godbold, Rex Green. Honorary pallbearers are Dean Serio, Ed Ballard, David Baker, and Terry Dye.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church PO Box 479 Cleveland, MS 38732

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The online guest register may be viewed and signed at clevelandfuneralhome.net

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Remembering Steve and family. I'm so sorry for this loss. Kay Bracknell, Ann Kessinger and Terry Killman are saying prayers for this family.

Kay Bracknell Mar 14 2020 12:00 AM

Marilyn,Shelley, and shawn I'm so sorry for your loss. I know it is tremendous because yall are such a close loving family. Thank you for showing the world what that looks like. My prayers are with you. May God give you peace in the days ahead. Much love, judy Ledford richardson , bobby and kaylee

Judy Richardson Mar 13 2020 12:00 AM

Rookie, Im so sorry for your loss. I lift up prayers for your family. I enjoyed seeing wedding photos as they reminded of how great a couple you looked.

Renea Singley Mar 12 2020 12:00 AM

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