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Mary Edwards Steerman
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Obituary for Mary Edwards Steerman

Mary Edwards Steerman, 89, of Jonesboro passed away April 7, 2018. Heaven gained a special servant of the Lord. Mary was born on January 22, 1929 in Americus, Georgia. When she was nine years old, she and her family moved to East Point, Georgia. There she graduated from Russell High School and went to work for the telephone company as a switch board operator until she married (Zip) and started their family of five children.

Mary was reborn as a Christian on March 9, 1980 and loved to share her experiences as a new person of Christ. Through talking and writing letters to God, she was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. She prayed daily for everyone.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Parker Steerman; parents, Willard and Hallie Irene Edwards; brother, Ernest Edwards; sister, Betty Atkinson; son-in-law, Ed Flemming; and son-in-law, Bob Griffin. She is survived by her children, Tony and Vivan Steerman (Jonesboro), Susan Griffin (Hampton), Becky Flemming (Jonesboro), David Steerman (Jonesboro), and Joey Steerman (Jonesboro); twelve grandchildren, Andy and Gina Griffin, Chris and Stephanie Steerman, Jenni and Donnie Brady, Josh and Kelly Steerman, Amy and Jason Richards, Holly and Kevin Standfield, Ryan and Tiffanie Flemming, Doug and Chere Griffin, Joshua Steerman, Matthew and Paige Griffin, Nikki and Jeremiah Neal, Brittney and Tim Van Splunter; twenty-three great-grandchildren, Jake Griffin, Kendall Griffin, Sammie Griffin, Maddy Brady, Taylor Brady, Jesse Griffin, John David Griffin, Jonah Steerman, Elijah Steerman, Jordyn Flemming, Colton Flemming, Dallas Richards, Jacob Ryan Richards, Landon Richards, Karsyn Richards, Bella Neal, Malachi Neal, Scarlett Neal, Huck Steerman, Lily Steerman, Emma Van Splunter, Mila Van Splunter, and Julia Van Splunter.

Special thanks to Trish, Sabrina, Karen, Tamika, Mike and Amy from Southern Grace Hospice. We are requesting that in lieu of any flowers, memorial donations in honor of Mary Steerman, be made to Southern Grace Hospice, http://www.southerngracehospice.com/donate/. These servants are angels of mercy and all donations are used to help families with end of life for children and adults.

A private family service will be held at a later date.


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