Rosa Marie Steele

September 2, 1941 ~ December 10, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Rosa Steele Obituary

Rosa Marie Steele is a native of High Point, NC, formally of Durham, NC. She graduated from William Penn High School in High Point, NC, with the class of 1959. Rosa continued her education at Provident Hospital, Baltimore, MD, and received a Nursing degree in 1966. Later, in 1972, Rosa received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from North Carolina Central University. 

Rosa loved traveling the world, collecting clowns, volunteering, and donating money for various causes and events. She loved to be with her family and friends, but most importantly, she enjoyed worshiping her Lord and Savior. As a young adult, she attended St Stephen Metropolitan AME Zion Church in High Point and later became a longtime Duke Memorial United Methodist Church member in Durham, NC. Rosa was employed and retired from Duke Memorial Hospital, where she worked 50 years as an RN and Case Manager. Though she retired from the field, Rosa continued to care for others in a loving and nurturing capacity. In her later years, Rosa enjoyed her independence, cooking healthy meals and ensuring everyone knew and felt her love and presence.

Rosa was greeted at the gates of heaven by her beloved son, Michael Leander Steele; her parents, Ernest Holley, Jr., and Rosie Lee Holley; twin brother and sister, Willis and Willette Steele; sister, Josephine Steele Hill; and brother, Emmett Steele. Rosa also joined her niece, Jocelyn Hill Middlebrooks and nephews, Anthony Steele, Jonathan Hill, and Gregory Steele.

Rosa’s memories continue to live on through her brother, Alfred Martin Steele (Queenie), her baby sister, Ernestine Holley Williams (Bill), cousin, Betty Simon (James), her Goddaughter, Tannya Brown (Michael), and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, December 15, 2023, at the Chapel of Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, 206 Fourth St., High Point.  The family will receive visitors and friends from 10:30 to 11:00 am.  The service will begin at 11:00 am.  Burial will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown. The family will receive guests on Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 3-6 pm at 1844 Morgan Mill Way, High Point, NC 27265. 

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