Mary Steele, 81, of Poplar Grove, took her flight at 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven, Mississippi to be with her Heavenly Father. 

Mary Steele, 81, of Poplar Grove, took her flight at 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven, Mississippi to be with her Heavenly Father. 

Mary Steele was born Aug. 7, 1936 to Louisia and Henry Starks in Powell, Mississippi. Mary was baptized at an early age in Lake View. Later, he married Charlie Williams, Sr. and to this union 10 children were born. 

Mother Steele was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in West Helena. She loved her choir and enjoyed cooking, sewing and singing.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Charlene Williams, Patsy Perry and a special friend, Algie Johnson.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Orin Steel; her children, Mary Martin (Robert), Charlie Williams (Genovis), Sarah Murrell, Johnny Williams (Lisa), Carolyn Hicks (Elder James), Sammuel Williams, and Mary Cathy Hunter (Ivory); a brother, Lee Henry Starks; a niece, Amanda Williams; and a host of grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. in the  Kincaid Community Center chapel on Springdale Road. The funeral will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at First Baptist Church on Coanza St.

Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Hull, Sr. will deliver the eulogy.  

Arrangements are entrusted to Kincaid Funeral Services. The online memorial is at www.kincaidfuneralservices.com