Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tommie Lee Steed

Ms. Tommie Lee Steed, 95, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.  Visitation will be Thursday, December 29, 2016, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016, at Doty Springs Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in Doty Springs Cemetery.

Ms. Steed was born July 27, 1921, to William Oliver Walker and Callie Ramage Walker in Choctaw County, Mississippi.  She was a member of Doty Springs Baptist Church and she worked at TRW Manufacturing.  She loved being outdoors—working in her yard and flowers or riding a four-wheeler; she also loved to cook and make quilts.

Ms. Tommie Lee is survived her daughter, Jarvis DeFranco and husband, Doug; and her son, Ricky Steed and wife, Debbie, all of McCool, Mississippi.  One of her greatest joys was being “Mamaw” to her three grandchildren:  Amanda Smith and husband, Derick; Monica Overton and husband, Henry; and Missie King and husband, Greg.  She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren:  Jordan Hallman and husband, Justin; Holton and Haigan Hancock; Matthew Thorn; Lily Robertson; Isaiah and Kinsley Conner; Lana Grace, Amelia, and Anna Beth Overton; as well as two great-great-grandchildren:  Ansley and Kayden Hallman.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Delton Steed; her parents; her sister, Opal Prewitt; and two brothers, J. W. Walker and Cecil Walker.

Memorial contributions in honor of Ms. Steed may be given to Winston-Choctaw Gideon Camp, P. O. Box 556, Louisville, MS 39339.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at