‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Dorothy's visitation.

Dorothy M. Steele

Dorothy M. Steele, age 89, wife of the late Lester Steele, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at Pruitt Healthcare in Aiken, SC.

 She is survived by her sons, Lester Leroy Steele, Samuel (Charlene) Steele, Stephen H. Steele, Paul Steele; daughter, Sarah Ann Steele; brother, Sam (Sylvia) Maw, Dan (Evelyn) Maw, Wayne (Sarah) Maw; ten grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

 In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Harleston, Sr. and Mary Lyda McGaha Maw; brothers, Adger, Alvin, Edward, Grady, Ansel, John and Lewis Maw; and sister Elizabeth Maw.

She was a member of the Graniteville Community Church of God and was of the Pentecostal faith. She faithfully served the Lord with her whole heart and was truly, what Proverbs chapter 31 calls, a “virtuous woman”. She allowed the light of the gospel to shine through her, so that all might see Jesus Christ. Ms. Steele loved her family. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her heart. She will be greatly missed by her family and those whose lives she touched in the 89 precious years that God granted her on this earth.

A funeral service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 3pm, at the Graniteville Community Church of God, with the Rev. W.H. Bryant and Rev. C.B. Turner officiating. The interment will immediately follow at Aiken Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dorothy Steele, please visit our flower store.


What a blessing to visit with Aunt Dot on the phone almost weekly for years. Ansel was her brother and my dad. She told me so many interesting stories about him when he was a boy, about the entire family, and special things I never knew about my parents in their early years of marriage. She and I formed a wonderful bond, and I am so thankful we made the trip to the family reunion last year. She will be dearly missed, but how comforting to know she is with her Lord and Savior.

Joan Aksamit Jan 18 2019 12:00 AM

Dorothy was a dear friend since the mid 50s when my husband was Pastor of the Newberry Church of God. We have stayed in touch and prayed for each other for these many years regardless of the distance between us. My heart goes out to her family, but we know she is in heaven rejoicing! We send our love and prayers.

Sylvia and Wade Bell Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM

In Loving Memory Of Dorothy Steele
Mrs. Steele was truly one of Gods angels
She always had kind, positive words for me
She is celebrating today

Kathy Steele Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family May you find comfort knowing she is at Peace with her Lord

Barbara Heath/ Mercadies Steele Jan 16 2019 12:00 AM