Ronnie Edward Steele

NEWPORT NEWS - Ronnie Edward Steele, 61, passed away at Riverside Regional Convalescent Center on Monday, Jan. 17,
2005, after a long battle with cancer. He was a lifelong Newport News resident and a member of Westhampton Baptist Church.
Mr. Steele was preceded in death by his father, T. J. Steele. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen A. Steele; daughter, Lori
Steele Mason of Newport News; son, Joseph Edward Steele of Norfolk; two grandchildren, Brittany and Mackenzie Mason;
mother, Louise Ross Steele of Hampton; three sisters, Deanna S. Capps of Hampton, Judy S. Sutton of Hixson, Tenn., and
Sherry L. Steele of Newport News; and his brother, Thomas Wayne Steele of Newport News. The family wish to express a
special thanks to all who have cared for Ronnie during his illness. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at noon on Thursday at the funeral home,
officiated by the Rev. Danny Owens. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 895 Middle Ground
Blvd., Suite 154, Newport News, VA 23606.

Published in the Daily Press on 1/18/2005.

   Ronnie Steele was a member of the Class of '61; his siblings include sister, Deanna Steele Capps’ (57) of Hampton;
brother, Thomas Wayne Steele, ('59) of Newport News; sister, Judy Steele Sutton ('64) of Hixson, TN; and Sherry Steele
of Newport News.

To Wayne and Family,
May you find comfort knowing that friends have you and your family in their thoughts at this sad time.

Brownie Shaffer Haracivet (St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands) - January 18, 2005 

Ed and Judy Capps (Charlotte, NC ) - January 18, 2005
Deanna and Dick - so very sorry to hear of your loss. I also lost a younger brother, 3 years ago, and so I know just how you must be feeling. Cancer seems to be so prevalent these days, and strikes those we love without notice. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Thelma Roberts (Chesapeake, VA ) - January 18, 2005
Ronnie Steele, age 61, was the brother of Judy Steele Sutton ('64) and brother-in-law of Lee Sutton ('64).  Services are Thursday in Newport News.  I didn't know him but certainly know Judy and Lee.  Lee was a next door neighbor when we lived in Idaho. Our heart felt sympathy to the entire Steele family.
Linda Lane Lane (Williamsburg, VA) - January 19, 2005
Sherry (and the Steele family),
May you find peace in knowing that Ronnie is at peace in a better place, and find the strength in each other to continue with life's challenges. Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Your extended family at Custom Telephone Services.
Cindy and Mike Barbeau (Yorktown, VA ) - January 20, 2005
Wayne, my family and I have you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Mike Bryant (Poquoson, VA ) - January 20, 2005