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Jerry Raymond Steele

November 10, 1937 — March 12, 2023

Burlington

Jerry Raymond Steele

Jerry Raymond Steele, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at Alamance Regional Medical Center after several months of failing health.  A native of Alamance County, he was born November 10, 1937 to the late George Raymond Steele and Zella L. Combs Steele and was the husband of 57 years to the late Elizabeth Ann Tate  “Liz” Steele.

Jerry served in the US Air Force and was a longtime member of Peoples Memorial Christian Church.  He retired from Burlington Industries where he worked as a supervisor for many years.  Jerry was an avid NC State Wolfpack fan.  In his younger years, he earned the title “Homerun King” while playing softball for Huffman Oil.  He also enjoyed playing golf and meticulously caring for his blackberries and grapes. 

He is survived by his daughter, Tina Cates and husband Troy; grandchildren, Blaire Willis (Lando), Ashley Brown, Alex Wrenn, Zach Cates (Kelsey); great grandchildren, Noah, Yeihlan, Xavier, Kendrick, Cameron, Coleson; sister, Judy Barnes (Rick), Linda Thompson and a brother-in-law, Lawrence Tate (Carol).  He was preceded in death by his wife, Liz; daughter, Kelly Steele; parents; sister, Carolyn Barnette and brothers-in-law, Earl Thompson and Willard Barnett.

A service to celebrate Jerry’s life will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, March 16, 2023 by Mr. Billy Allen with military honors to follow.  The family will receive friends from 12-1:45 prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Living Free Ministries at https://www.livingfreeministries.net/.

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Visitation

Thursday, March 16, 2023

12:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory

2205 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, March 16, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory

2205 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215

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