In Loving Memory
January 21, 1943 – January 21, 2014
Dwalah Bailey Steele, longtime resident of Chickasaw and later Fairhope, entered eternal life on January 21, 2014. She is survived by her adoring husband of 50 years, Claude Steele Jr., who tended lovingly to her during her final years. She is also survived by one daughter, Noelle (John) Cadden, and one son, Trey (Corey) Steele. She also leaves to cherish her memory six grandchildren, Steele Cadden, Bailey Cadden, Millie Cadden, McKee Steele, Patrick Steele, and Williamson Steele.
A visitation will be held at First Baptist Church Fairhope, 300 S Section Street, Fairhope AL 36532 on Friday, January 24th from 1:00 – 3:00, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 3:00pm. Interment will be at Memorial Gardens of Fairhope.
Dwalah was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, affectionately known as Honey, whose warmth, elegance, and devotion to our Lord inspired many. She will be greatly missed by family and friends whose lives she touched.
Her family expresses heartfelt thanks to the caregivers of Comfort Keepers, and especially to her devoted friend, Judy Bohlken, for her love and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 361767, Birmingham AL 35236. Expressions of condolence may be made at hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.
Claude, you and your family are in our prayers. I will always treasure the childhood memories that I shared with one of my best friends.
We will be praying for you and your families. May the sweet memories you have of Dwalah help ease the sorrow you are feeling now and may our precious Lord give you peace and comfort.
Gerald and Charlotte Roper
Sending you our deepest sympathy and condolences. The world will miss
this beautiful person. Beth And Gary Woodham
Claude , I iwill be praying for you and your family. I pray that Jesus will hold you close during this time.
Barbara, Corey, Solomon, January 23.2014 at 7:26pm Claude, I know you don’t remember me. Your dad back in the 1950’s, use to deliver groceries to our family in Chickasaw, Ala. My mother was, Myrtle Corey, my dad, was William Corey. My sister was Gloria and myself, Barbara. You were a very young guy then. I think that you use to deliver some groceries. I live in Frankfort, Ky. now. I keep in touch with the 1962 Graduates from Vigor High School. I am so sorry to about your loving wife, Dwalah Steele, passing. My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to you and your family. Your father, mother and you were always a blessing to the community of Chickasaw, Prichard and all the surrounding area. My prayers are with you and your family! God Bless you All, Barbara, Corey, Solomon
Dear Claude, we are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Lynne and I thought so much of Dwalah.. You have our heartfelt sympathy. Charlie and Lynne Bridges
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to your family at this time of great sorrow due to the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort and strength from the wonderful promises of our Grand Instructor at John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:4.
CLAUDE I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOST OF YOUR LOVED ONE MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME SHE WAS SUCH A KIND AND SWEET PERSON IWILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE BOTH OF YOU
I was so sorry to learn of your loss.
But I was happy to have some news of you and yours after all these years.
You are grandfather to six, how nice! I hope that you will find comfort in those who are dear to you, and that you will find blessings in your mourning.
I still live in New York City, recently retired but still working part time in my small theater as costumer. Our son is only 32 now, lives in Queens, is writing his dissertation.
I do get down to Mississippi to see my family there, I would like to see you when I go down next.
Do send your news.
God bless you,