Family Gathering Place: 308 Church Street, Thomasville, NC
Carolyn Anne Davis Steele was born on November 22, 1939 in Thomasville, NC to Eva Mae Dallas Davis and the late Curtis Matthew Davis. On the evening of Friday, August 7, 2015, her earthly life came to a close with her family by her side at High Point Regional Hospital where she had been a patient for a short period.
Carolyn attended Church Street School, class of 1957. She was a 1961 graduate from A&T State University
As a member of Central United Methodist Church , she served as a Lay Leader, on the Women’s Society Board, and the Trustee Board. She was the first African-American secretary for Thomasville Furniture Industries (TFI) and retired after 27 years of service.
She was united in holy matrimony to the late James Raymond Steele, Sr. better known as “Mr. Jimmy” and out of this union they had four children. She was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Davis Harper, and her grandson, Raymond Markey Whitsett.
She was a devoted and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister. She enjoyed spending time with family. She was ensured to attend all games and events regardless of how she was feeling. She was the biggest supporter.
Left to cherish precious and fond memories are her four children, one son, James Raymond Steele, Jr. (Rosemary) of High Point, NC, three daughters, Roslyn Steele Spires of the home, Robin Anne Steele Lee of Winston Salem NC, and Rhonda Lorraine Steele of Thomasville, NC. Her mother, Eva Mae Dallas Davis of Thomasville, NC and four sisters, Barbara Kaye Abrams (George) of La Plato MD, Nancy Davis Carter of Landover, MD, Lorraine Davis Willis, Upper Marlboro, MD. and Jacquelyn Davis Baxter of Thomasville, NC. six grandchildren, seven great-grand children and a host of nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and other relatives and friends
“Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh