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Frances Lee Anderson Steele

October 20, 1934 — January 24, 2024


Frances Lee Anderson Steele, age 89, of Cleveland, NC, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at The Greens at Maple Leaf.  Born on October 20, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Dock Dewey Anderson and Lacie Houston Anderson.

Mrs. Steele was a member of South River Church in Woodleaf where she served as a Sunday school teacher in her earlier years.  She retired as a Registered Nurse from the Rowan County Health Department.  She had a love and passion for sewing, which she did for many years, gardening, canning and bird watching.  On December 3, 1955, she married the love of her life, Carl.

In addition to her parents, Dock Dewey and Lacie Houston Anderson, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Carl Gordon Steele; and her daughter, Myra McCachren.  Left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Linda Cranford and her husband, Larry; son, Wesley Steele and his wife, Robinette; grandchildren, Kristen Raymer and her husband, Justin, Cari McCachren-Shah and her husband, Amol, Mary Hintz and her husband, Mitchell, Laura Mabry and her husband, Chris, Aaron Cranford and his wife, Taylor, Allison Watson and her husband, Jacob, and Laiton Steele; great-grandchildren, Fiona Raymer, Whitaker Raymer, Landyn Mabry, Anderson Mabry, Lahna Shah, and Nohlan Shah; her sister, Betty Lou Wooten; and brother, Dewey Anderson. 

The family would like  to extend their gratitude and a special thank you to her caregiver, Pat Smith for her love and compassion she provided to Frances and her family.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 27, 2024, at South River Church Cemetery in Woodleaf with Reverend Dr. Tom Mabry officiating.  The family will visit with friends following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to South River Church Preschool, 2880 South River Church Rd., Woodleaf, NC 27054 or to Justin and Kristen Raymer - Africa Inland Mission,  

Nicholson Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family. 

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

The family will visit with friends following in the Church Fellowship Hall.

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