Richard Lamar Steed

December 4, 1959November 8, 2020

Richard Lamar Steed was a dedicated disciple of Christ. After 60 years of service, Richard unexpectedly left his earthly body on Sunday, November 8, 2020.

Richard was born December 4, 1959 in Augusta and raised in Jackson, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Robert H. Steed, Sr. and Mattie Mimbs Steed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Jimmy Bates and Mack Rutledge and his best friend, Mitch Schrader.

Richard's friends and family find comfort in remembrances of Richard’s acts of devotion and dedication.

Richard loved to golf and was an avid UGA football fan. He earned his finance degree from the University of Georgia. He also loved to study the stock market.

Being the personal property supervisor for the Clarke County Tax Assessor’s Office, Richard blessed the citizens of Clarke County and his coworkers with an upbeat attitude, dependability, and professionalism. His dearest friend was one of his coworkers, Mitch Schrader, who preceded Richard in death.

In his family life, Richard was a devoted son, step-father, and husband. Richard was her caretaker, chauffeur, shopping buddy, and dinner date. As a step-father, Richard skillfully walked the tightrope between parenting and meddling. He counted among his most precious blessings that he was adored by his step-grandson, Aiden, with whom he was able to spend special time in 2017. Richard didn't meet his stepson, Andrew, until Andrew was a teenager, but Richard and Andrew were able to forge a bond from their mutual love and respect for Kelly, and they were both the better men for it.

Richard served a special role as husband to Kelly. They were married in 2016 at Tybee Island, Georgia. Their relationship was built on a foundation of maturity, shared goals and values, and enduring love. Kelly and Richard shared only a few years as a married couple but created many beautiful memories and blessed many other lives through their union.

Those left to cherish Richard’s memory are his loving wife, Kelly Seagraves Steed of Bogart; his children, Kacee Forsythe (Chris) of Tucson, Arizona and Thomas Christensen (Kayleigh) of Alabama; stepson, Andrew Fleming of Athens; brother, Robert H. Steed, Jr. of Augusta; two sisters, Sheila Padilla of Landis, North Carolina and Sondra Graham of Augusta; grandson, Aiden Christensen of Tucson, Arizona.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 15, at 5:00 p.m., at the Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Stringham officiating.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Kelly Steed, Wife
  • Kacee Forsythe (Chris), Daughter
  • Thomas Christensen (Kayleigh), Son
  • Andrew Fleming, Step-Son
  • Robert H. Steed, Jr., Brother
  • Sheila Padilla, Sister
  • Sondra Graham, Sister
  • Aiden Christensen, Grandson
  • Robert H. Steed, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Mattie Mimbs Steed, Mother (deceased)
  • Jimmy Bates, Brother (deceased)
  • Mack Rutledge, Brother (deceased)

Learn more about the Steed name



  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, November 15, 2020

Show Your


Richard Lamar Steed

have a memory or condolence to add?

Shela Padilla

November 14, 2020

Richard was one the best. He was kind, caring, smart. Honestly, he was the best brother any girl could have. Even though we did not speak every day I always knew he would be there for me if needed. I am so glad he had a wonderful life with Kelly. It was comforting that he was there and that he was happy. I will miss him. I am thankful for the time we did spend together.

Anita Bragg

November 13, 2020

Charles and I always delighted to welcome Richard and Mitch into our home when they along with Allen would be on one of their golfing excursions. He was always very gracious to us for allowing them to spend the night and we will miss them. Please know the family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Charles and Anita Bragg. (Cheri Skinners parents)

Sandra Hobbs

November 12, 2020

My dear sweet Kelly. I am so,so sorry for your loss. I wished I could be there with you, holding your hand and hugging you, and just be there for you. I know it feels like the world has caved in on you and your family, but I know that God Himself, will get you through this. May He touch your heart and help it to heal. Please know that I am always just a phone call away. I love you honey and again, I am so sorry you are going through such terrible pain in your heart. I remember that I was told that God only takes the best, and I think it was you that told me that.

Beth Holets

November 11, 2020

Kelly, my dear friend, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Alex and I are thinking and praying for you and the family during this time. May God bring you all some comfort. All our love, Beth & Alex Holets

Wayne Barr

November 11, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to Richard's entire family during this time of mourning. The many wonderful memories of my years of working with Richard will keep his spirit vivid and bright just as his smile and laughter always did for all of us.

May God bless and keep you all in His comforting arms.

Stanton Robertson

November 11, 2020

Richard made a difference in many lives including mine. Richard was my sponsor in Celebrate Recovery. I can't think of anyone who made a more significant investment and a more significant difference in my life.
1 Corinthians tells us Love is patient and kind. Richard Steed was patient and kind. I am thankful to have had him in my life and grateful for the investment he made in me. Thank God for Richard's guidance and example.

Stanton Robertson, Athens GA

Christine Zachmann

November 10, 2020

You are in my thoughts and prayers Kelly. I am sorry to hear of Richard's passing. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.


Margaret and Leonard Steed

November 10, 2020

Have not seen you in a long time but still thought of you and your mother and daddy


Learn more about the Steed name