Carolyn Elaine Stevenson Steele

Posted at 6:33 PM on Jun 29, 2019


Mrs. Carolyn Elaine Stevenson Steele, 61, of 682 West Memorial Highway, Harmony, N.C., passed away at her home surrounded by family on Thursday, July 27, 2019, following an extended illness. She was born in Calhoun County, Mich., on August 16, 1957, and was the daughter of the late Daniel and Juanite Fowler Stevenson.

She was married to Jimmy R. Steele, who survives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Aletha Torrence and Daniel Stevenson.

She attended Schools in Battle Creek, Mich., and received her certification as a MED Tech and CNA. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Bapist Church and was employed by RHA as a housing assistant. She enjoyed cooking, singing and caring for others. She was a loving, devoted and unselfish wife, mother, grandmother, sister, auntie and friend who loved everyone. Her love for others was unconditional.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life, her loving husband, Jimmy R. Steele of the home; five children, Jimmy (Crystal) Steele of Harmony, Jamie (Alisha) Steele and Jarome (Lakeya) Steele, both of Statesville, Janice L. Steele of Olin, and Josh L. Steele of East Providence, R.I.; thirteen grandchildren, Lakeisha Gillepsie, Keyrra Gillespie, Justin Steele, Justice Steele, J’Shawn Steele, Kameron Steele, Jalana Steele, Kalise Steele, Caleb Reep, Kaliya Hester, Antonio Jarome Steele and Madison McDonald; five great grandchildren, Kamdon Gillespie, Ke’Andrey McKee, KeMauri McKee, Kaniya Gillespie and Jeziryah Elaine Steele; one brother, Raymond E. Stevenson of Atlanta, Ga.; five sisters, LaRose (James) Redmond, Vivian S. (Larry) Holland, Dorothy A. Holland, and Sharon Crowder of Atlanta, Georgia, and Mary F. (Alvin) White of Hertford, N.C.; four brothers-in-law, Clarence Steele, Dallas (Irene) Steele, John (Dorothy) Steele and Charles Steele, all of Harmony; three sisters-in-law, Martha Allison of Statesville, and Janet Steele and Ruby Lucas, both of Harmony; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, the Mt. Nebo Church Family and friends, including Yvonne Sheldon and Qwen Roseboro.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 12 noon at The Mary B. Bigham Memorial Chapel of Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Apostle Jerome Temoney will officiate and Reverend Ardeal Roseboro will officiate. Memories of the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 12 noon, but will assemble at the residence at other times.

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Rutledge an Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Carolyn Elaine Steele.

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