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Gwendol (Gwen) Marie Brown Steele passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 19, 1930 in the Pursley community to Thelma (Pryor) and Charles Mallie Brown.
She graduated from Dawson High School in 1948 and attended Draughon's School of Business in Dallas. She married Billy Gene Steele in 1949 and celebrated 51 years of marriage before her husband's death. She was a valued employee of State National Bank of Corsicana which eventually became Chase Bank. She served as assistant cashier and eventually vice president, retiring after 37 years of dedicated service. She was a deeply loving and ever-present force in the life of her family and cherished by all.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy G. Steele; parents, Thelma and Mallie Brown; brother, Charles Wayne Brown and daughter-in-law, Debbie Steele.
She is survived by her sons, Ricky Gene Steele and wife Meshawn and Billy Wayne Steele and wife Vickie; grandchildren, Brad Steele and wife Carla, Brent Steele and wife Wendy, Alicia Lee and husband Mark, Danielle Ramey and husband Robert, and Ashton Miller; great grandchildren, Dalton, Montana, and Bryar Steele, Colt and Lila Steele, Landon Lee and Christian Crawford; sister-in-law and best friend, Juanita Brown and loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Chet Brake and special niece Suzanne Brown Bardwell officiating.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Steele, Billy Steele, Brad Steele, Brent Steele, Dalton Steele, and Montana Steele. Honorary Pallbearers will be Philip Brown, Jimmy Bardwell, Josh Bardwell, Mark Lee, as well as great-grandsons Landon Lee, Colt Steele, Christian Crawford, and grandsons, Ashton Miller.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pursley Missionary Baptist Church, 8120 FM 642, Purdon, Texas 76679 or the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas 75219-3993.
An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Gwendol (Gwen) Marie Brown Steele obituary.
Published on September 11, 2017
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