Dr. Tommy Steele Jr.

June 20, 1932October 29, 2020

Dr. Tommy Steele, Jr., 88, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

“Dear Ones, I would like to have a celebration of life. The service will be happy—No tears, but rejoicing in “absent from the body, present with the Lord.” By all means, just a time of praise. Real Life is Just Beginning. This is the way it should be for a Christian. Amen.”

A Celebration of Life will be held in praise to the Lord for His wonderful blessings in life on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 3 pm at Faith Bible Fellowship in Raleigh, NC.

Born June 20, 1932, Mr. Steele was a native of Raleigh, NC, finishing high school there in 1950. Gratitude is expressed to the schools he graduated from, and to their contribution to his life: Wheaton College; Temple Baptist Theological Seminary, a division of Tennessee Temple University; and Covington Theological Seminary, where he received the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry degrees, respectively.

Foremost in life, has been his dear wife and wonderful helpmeet in the work of the Lord, Golda B. Steele. She has been by his side in pastoral ministry, radio ministry, and revival meetings all around the U.S. She is a delight and blessing for which praise is given to God.

Praise to the Lord is also given for his lovely parents, Thomas E. Steele, Sr., and Irene R. Steele, to whom so much is owed. Also so much appreciated is his sister, Ellen S. Garris in growing up together and in life.

Pride in and love to the precious daughters, Karen S. Hood and Jennifer S. Greeson, and their husbands Glenn Hood and David Greeson, respectively, is given with all my heart for them!

Also, what a great joy the grandsons Brent and Bryan Hood, and Jonathan and Matthew Greeson have been!

Then, praise and thanksgiving is expressed to the places it has been a privilege to serve as a pastoral worker: Cove City Baptist Church, Cove City, NC; Merry Oaks Baptist Church, Moncure, NC; Northside Gospel Chapel, Victoria, VA; and Siler City Chapel, Siler City, NC.

Also, there were meetings all around the U.S., giving chalk talks, trumpet music, youth and radio work and ministry.

To God be the glory.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship, New Life Camp or the Gideons.

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Carolee Morris

November 29, 2020

Dear Golda,
Ken and I send you our sincere sympathies. Tommy and you were wonderful neighbors for my Dad Vaughn Wood, in Siler City. Tommy and you served others so well in his/your pastoral and music ministries.
We have spoken of you often and think of you with fondness. Ken and I still live in Southport. Of course, nothing takes us to Siler City these days.
Hoping you are well, Golda. Sending you
Our Love and Blessings,
Carolee and Ken Morris

Faye Horner Baker

November 1, 2020

With sadness, I read the obituary for Dr. Tommy Steele, Jr. in today’s News & Observer. I vividly recall the sweet sounds of Tommy’s trumpet waft across the park in Merry Oaks each night as he practiced. And, those chalk talks always produced an almost mesmerizing effect as he so skillfully and gracefully shared his message.

Golda, for the past three years, I have tried to “find” you and Tommy on Google, with no success. When the time is right for you, I would love to reconnect. (See email address in required field.)

My heartfelt sympathy goes to you. May God grant you comfort as you grieve.

Faye Horner Baker

Tracey Griffith

November 1, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. You are certainly in my prayers now and always. I have great memories of times spent with you and Uncle Tommy and Papa and Grandma
Love always,
Tootie Ann

Nancy Crenshaw

October 31, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Tommy was a great pastor to Northside Gospel. Tommy was a wonderful person & will be missed. Thoughts & prayers are with his family at this time.

Betsy Long

October 30, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers!

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