Arecia Vaughn Steele

07/12/1930 - 08/09/2023


Obituary For Arecia Vaughn Steele

Arecia Vaughn Steele, 93, of Philadelphia, Mississippi passed on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 from her residence in Neshoba County, Mississippi. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 19, 2023 from Mt. Zion U.M. Church in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion U.M. Church Cemetery in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Friday, August 18, 2023 from Beck Funeral Home Philadelphia. Beck Funeral Home Philadelphia is in charge of all arrangements.

Arecia Leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. She is survived by: eleven Children- six sons and five daughters, Margaret Steele Allen of Willingboro, NJ; Reginald Homer Steele of Philadelphia, MS; Vaughn Steele ( Ava) of Philadelphia, MS; Adeolphus Steele ( Denise) of Philadelphia, MS; Jacqueline Steele Garcia of Philadelphia, MS; Walter Steele, Jr. of Philadelphia, MS; Larry Steele ( Dannette) of Philadelphia, MS; Cedric Steele of Philadelphia, MS; and Chastic Steele of Millersville, MD; seventeen grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; three siblings- two brothers, George W. Vaughn and Francis Vaughn ( Jean) , both of Chicago, IL; one sister, Diane Vaughn Palmer of Willingboro, NJ; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends including the Historic Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Family.


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  • 08/16/2023

    We send our condolences to thecVaughn & Steele families. Cuzn Arecia was our family matriarch & knew a lot about the Houston descendants. We will miss her & her knowledge. Blessings to the family. Jo Ann & Jon James

  • 08/16/2023

    My Dearest Mom - you will definitely be missed by me. I remember when Mr. & Mrs. Pete Rush would come by the house and we would sing around the piano. When Ms. Gail would come by we would do the same, as well as when Bessie played the piano we would sing and sing. I remember when Cedric caught the Holy Ghost, you and daddy went to town. We didn't know what to do we were trying to get him to stop and he wouldn't, so we called Aunt Estelle and she said baby he is filled with the Holy Ghost. Missing my mom.

  • 08/14/2023

    Condolences and prayers to the Steele family🙏🏽 Charles and Paula Triplett

  • 08/14/2023

    My deepest condolences to the family. Her legacy will forever live on. I've known her all my life, she's always been the Same. She was a wonderful lady. Velma Horne Barfield

  • 08/12/2023

    Ms. Arecia will always have a place in my heart. When I moved to MS in 1973, she sang hymns to me so I would be able to hear the Melodie's. That's the only way I could play because I play by ear. I will NEVER forget her kindness. Our prayers are with the Steele/Vaughn families.❤️ Michael and Gail Whitlock

  • 08/11/2023

    Our sincere condolences to the Steele's family. We will keep you in our prayers. Laymon & Christine Calloway

  • 08/11/2023

    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.


  • Vivid Recollections

    Jo Ann James sent Vivid Recollections for Arecia Vaughn Steele - August 17, 2023

    Our condolences to the family: Jo Ann James, Jerry Stanley, Betty Stanley Berry

  • The Peace Lily

    Barbara R Ousby sent The Peace Lily for Arecia Vaughn Steele - August 17, 2023

    Deepest sympathy from the 410th Hospital Center Staff.

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