February 9, 1955 – September 11, 2020
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me. “Death is not the house but the porch, not the goal but the passage to it.” Charles Spurgeon Steven Wayne McQueen passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center at age 65. He was a native of DeQuincy, LA and a resident of Gonzales, LA. Steve graduated from the University of Louisiana Monroe with a degree in Pharmacy which he practiced for over 40 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Gonzales. His God-given gift was music. His greatest joy was playing his guitar and singing praises to his Savior with the FBC Praise Team. Steve possessed a light sense of humor that brought a laugh or smile to many people. That precious sense of humor, twinkle in his blue eyes, and infectious laugh will be greatly missed. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Rosemary McLaren McQueen, his daughter Cali Rose McCormac (husband Robbie), son Matthew Steven McQueen (wife Amy). He leaves behind to cherish his memory two sisters, Linda McQueen Williams (husband Danny) and Kim McQueen Thomas (husband Emmitt). “Pops” will be greatly missed by his precious grandson, Jude Havens McCormac, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father George Lynn McQueen and mother Carolyn LeBlanc McQueen. Services will be private. Interment: Hope Haven Cemetery-Gonzales Pallbearers are Woodrow Sledge, Doug Rhodes, Chandler King, Craig Campbell, Robbie McCormac and Scott Thomas. Donations can be made to First Baptist Church Gonzales Building Fund at PO Box 488 Gonzales, La. 70737-0488.
- Steve is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Rosemary McLaren McQueen, his daughter Cali Rose McCormac (husband Robbie), son Matthew Steven McQueen (wife Amy). He leaves behind to cherish his memory two sisters, Linda McQueen Williams (husband Danny) and Kim McQueen Thomas (husband Emmitt). “Pops” will be greatly missed by his precious grandson, Jude Havens McCormac, and numerous nieces and nephews.
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- Woodrow Sledge
- Doug Rhodes
- Chandler King
- Craig Campbell
- Robbie McCormac
- Scott Thomas
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September 16, 2020
Steve grew up in DeQuincy with my son Darrell Alston ,and nephew, Jim Roy Whatley . I knew his parents well. He was always a good kid and a fine man ! Condolences to his family.
September 15, 2020
Though modest and unassuming, Steve was a great man. He was the husband, father, grandfather and brother every man should aspire to be. You could hear the love and pride in his voice whenever he spoke of his family. He lived his faith.
Steve was a great friend to me for more than 50 years. He provided his beautiful voice and his own song arrangement in a solo at my father's funeral. He was hilarious, talented, caring and reverent. Steve McQueen was a great man.
September 15, 2020
There's not enough storage space here for what I want and need to say about my brother Steve. I haven't stopped crying since 9-11, now yet another reason to mourn that day. One thing I know though; if anyone's with the Lord, Steve McQueen is there, maybe with a McPherson guitar, singing and playing for everyone....he just can't help it!
Steve was my oldest and best friend. Our families were close and our childhood was truly "Happy Days"....literally and just like Richie and Fonzie. Baseball, basketball, football, track, mopeds, bottle rocket wars, camp outs, Mad magazine, muscle cars, Beatles, guitars....oh yeah!!!! lots of guitars, school dances at the recreation center where we kept our band equipment and rehearsed....oh yes...THA BAND! We were TRUCKIN' and were truly innocent and clueless. But we played what was on the radio and were told by most (family and friends, lol) that we rocked!!!!, so we had that going for us. Actually, Steve was the "Kieth Partridge" of the greater DeQuincy area; quite the heart breaker in those days. He and I had a certain natural harmony and many times brought the house down with 'Southside Midnight Lady', 'Captain and Me', 'Autumn' ..acoustic 6 & 12 string duet. He OWNED em! I can't hear any Doobie Brothers, Beatles...any classic rock from the 60's-70's for that matter, and not smile and think of McSteve. Odds are, we probably played, or tried to play all of em.
Steve and I reconnected a few years ago and have been in touch frequently, catching up...laughing hard....sharing our Lord Jesus Christ. After college, we got distracted with life and drifted apart...he into a normal, decent professional life with family. Me...well let's just say I dropped into the subculture. However, I gave my life to Jesus Christ in 1985 and fast forward, 2018 I'm blown away finding out that Steve is STILL a born again Christian, and involved in ministry. Steve encouraged me to re-dedicate my faith with baptism. Because of him, I DID IT!
September 14, 2020
I worked with Steve at the hospital from 1997 to 2014 and have fond memories especially seeing Steve in his element, singing as we caroled throughout the hospital spreading Christmas cheer. Steve had a voice for Christ not only in song but in spreading God's word and encouragement!
One day, one of the CNAs came running into my office, a 40 year old man (brain aneurysm) encountered a near death experience and is sharing his experience! I grabbed a chair and exclaimed, "tell me exactly what you saw!" The patient said, "I made it to the Pearly Gates. My mother and grandmother greeted me; they looked gorgeous. . . more beautiful than any photo from their prime. They told me it was not my time, I had to come back." He said, "Lady, I wanted in sooooo bad, I was looking to crawl under the Pearly Gates! He said, There are no words in our vocabulary to describe what it felt like to be in the presence of God's unconditional Love and amidst the Heavenly Worship Music!"
My 57 yr old sister passed October 23, 2010. On a Christmas Eve night 2010, I received an awesome gift, one from above. I saw a vision of my deceased sister, pregnant as I heard, "She eagerly anticipates the birth of her family into eternal life!
When my Dad passed July 6, 2016. I heard the heavenly choir when they came to get Dad for him to join their chorus and when I describe to Hospice, they said no doubt. I described exactly as others, worship music echoing throughout his house, as I searched its source. From that day forward, I smile because I have not one thread of doubt of eternal life, and of God's Promise, that we will one day be reunited! God brings the good ones home first to draw the rest!
On Holidays: Christmas, birthdays, Easter and Father's Day be encouraged. . . our deceased loved one have the most awesome of presents, living in the Presence of Christ! And you know Steve is now in his element, singing in the Heavenly Choir!
September 13, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss, Rosemary, Callie & Matt. My prayers are with you🙏🙏🙏 May God bless you all with peace & strength through this difficult time❤❤❤
Richard and Marilyn Deshautelle
September 12, 2020
Condolences to Rosemary and family. May God give you comfort and peace. We’ll miss our Christian brother, but happy he is completely healed and waiting to reunite with his family one day.