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Clara "Jean" (Dempsey) Steele

February 4, 1931 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Clara "Jean" Steele Obituary

Life celebration service for Clara Jean Steele, lovingly known to everyone as Mama Jean, age 92, of Moulton will be 2:00 PM on Monday, October 30, 2023, at Parkway Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Phil Lawrence and Pastor Lynn Terry officiating.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 29, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Mt. Hope Methodist Church Cemetery.  Guestbook available at

Mama Jean passed from the temporal to her eternal reward as gently as an autumn breeze at her home on October 27, 2023. She was a very dedicated Christian who loved God, family, friends, cooking, and flowers. She was born February 4, 1931, to Emery E, and Luvinia Mardis Dempsey.   She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Herschel Terry, P.J. Moody, and Clarence Steele; brother, James Matthew Dempsey; and sisters, Arnice Shikles, Lina Mae Dempsey, Tressie Nix, Buen Terry, Annie Carter, and Lessie White.

She is survived by two sons, Lynn Terry (Vicki) and Donald Terry (Ellen); two daughters, Sharon Holt and Rae Jean Newby (Robert); stepson, Marvin Steele (Susan); stepdaughter, Beth Gilbreath (Roger); six grandchildren, Chris Morgan (Libby), Ruth Ann McAbee (Chris), Daniel Terry (Gina), Brock Terry, Nicolas Swader (Katelyn), and Donna Lynn Terry.  

Pallbearers will be Chris Morgan, Larry Terry, Rudy Terry, Brock Terry, Daniel Terry, and Nicolas Swader.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Chris McAbee and Duane Terry.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of the Valley and Center Well Home Health.

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October 29, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Parkway Funeral Home
23599 Alabama Highway 24
Trinity, AL 35673

Funeral Service
October 30, 2023

2:00 PM
Parkway Funeral Home
23599 Alabama Highway 24
Trinity, AL 35673


Mt. Hope Methodist Church Cemetery
7938 Co Rd 23
Mt. Hope, AL 35651


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