Reverend Eugene Nelson Steele passed away in his home in Fairhope, AL on July 23, 2020. He was 75. He was a graduate of UMS, Mobile AL; William Carey College, Hattiesburg, MS; and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bert Lee Steele, Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Hatchell Steele of Mobile, AL. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Judith Walker Steele; children, Judith Renée Steele Reaves (Roger) of Mobile, AL and Michael Eugene Steele (Chasity) of Spanish Fort, AL; grandchildren, Morgan Elizabeth Reaves Irwin (Will) of Mobile; Garrett Meacham Reaves of Mobile; Grace Michael Steele of Spanish Fort, AL and Caleb McConnell (Parker) of Spanish Fort, AL; brother, Bert L. Steele, Jr., (Donna) of Ft Myers, FL; sister, Elizabeth Anne Steele Fletcher (Dan) of Columbia, S.C.; many cherished nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Eugene served as Minister of Education to churches in Louisiana, Georgia, Virginia and Florida. For the last 30 years of his ministry, he served at Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL as Pastoral Care Minister. He and his wife retired to Fairhope, AL in 2017. Reverend Steele will be buried in Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mobile, AL. The officiant will be Dr. Ted Traylor of Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL. A graveside service is planned for 10 AM on Thursday, July 30, 2020. In case of inclement weather, a service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 30 from 9-10am at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Michael Steele, Roger Reaves, Garrett Reaves, Will Irwin, Caleb McConnell, Steve Walker, Phil Walker and Bobby Walker. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff of Comfort Care Hospice of Fairhope, AL who rendered excellent services in every capacity to Eugene and his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rev. Steele's name may be made to Ministry Village, c/o Olive Baptist Church, 1836 Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL 32514. If attending, please comply with social distancing guidelines. Facial masks are required.
A graveside service will be held at 10am on Thursday, 07/30/2020.