Millington Chapel Ebituaries

Herbert Michael “Mike” Steward, Sr.

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Herbert Michael Steward Sr. was known by many names including Mike, The Real Grandfather, Pawpaw, Mikey, Memphis, Herb, and affectionately as Fat Albert. He was the son of Martha and Herbert Steward, and brother to Johnie and David. He spent many hours camping and being out on the lake with his family and friends. He even took tap dance lessons with his cousin. Mike comes from a large family where we consider even 4th and 5th cousins immediate family. According to Mike, once you joined the Steward/Howell family you were a lifetime member.

He was known for his ability to make people laugh and pulling pranks. In college he was a chemistry major and attended Florida Christian and then Memphis State. He was into boxing, drag races, water skiing, camping, playing the guitar, acting, singing, and dancing. He was known for being “nimble-legged and light-toed” in college for his jump roping skills. He also enjoyed playing football, basketball, racquetball, and softball.  His favorite pass time was fishing with his beloved wife Nancy Joy on his pontoon boat. He took his children and grandchildren fishing many times as well as extended family and friends. He had fish frys often inviting everyone he knew. Additionally, he wrote beautiful poems for his beautiful wife.

He and Nancy went into missions a little later in life. They studied at a Bible College in Kenya Africa. He taught in schools of ministry and preached in Venezuela, Colombia, Guatemala, India, and to anyone else he met. Hundreds of people came to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior because of his influence. His greatest passion in life was spreading the gospel. Mike Steward was a mighty man of God and spiritual father to many.

He had no filter and always said exactly what he was thinking. You always knew where you stood with him. He had the most generous spirit and a servant’s heart. Over the years he gave away cars, vans, trucks, money, clothes, food, and anything else he could find to anyone in need. He once met a man who desperately needed a pair of shoes. His niece’s shoes were there in the floor and were the right size, so he gave them away. She looked everywhere for her shoes and then saw the man wearing them. Nancy always said “I hope no one ever needs me, because I know he’d give me away.”  Everyone always said God broke the mold after He made Mike. Our father/husband is the greatest man we’ve ever known.

 

Edward James Dooley

Edward James Dooley, 78, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018. He was retired from both the US Navy and the City of Millington Fire Dept. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lillian Dooley; sister, Clare Stufflebeme; brother, Paul Dooley; grandson, Tanner Hammontree. He is survived by his wife, Gaye Dooley; daughter, Michelle (Arthur T., III) Hammontree of Millington, TN; son, Michael (Jodee) Dooley of Memphis, TN; brother, Robert Dooley of Bonham, TX; grandchildren, Jackson McDaniel, Tanner McDaniel, Tatton Hammontree, Kayla Dooley and Tyler Dooley. The family will receive friends Saturday (Mar 24) from 1pm until the memorial service at 2pm at the Millington Chapel. The family asks any memorials be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.

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Marta “Marcella Vidal” Hammer

Marta “Marcella Vidal” Hammer, 91, professional singer, passed away March 19, 2018. She enjoyed travelling all over the world performing and reporting on music festivals and events. She is survived by her son, Marco (Katrina) Berryhill of Cordova, TN; sisters, Norma (Ken) Fountain of Millington, TN, Alda Cira of Chile, Lisa Newman of Idaho; honorary children, Stacey (Jimmy) Vernon and Robert Bumpus all of Poplar Bluff, MO; grandchildren, Shawn Harrison and Corey Harrison; five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Friday (Mar 23) from 5pm – 8pm with a service Saturday at 11am at the Millington Chapel.

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Millington Chapel

(901) 873-0123

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Glynda Burke Young

Glynda Burke Young, 86, retired Procurement Clerk for The Navy Exchange and member of First United Methodist Church of Millington, died March 17, 2018 at Methodist Healthcare North. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 20 at Munford Funeral Home, Millington Chapel. Service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 21 at First United Methodist Church. Interment in Big Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her parents, C.L. Burke and Viola Burke, one son, Victor Lee Creecy, and one brother, Mick Burke. She is survived by her husband, Harold Joseph Young; four daughters, Deborah Kirchoff, H. Raye Sanders, Rebecca Schirm, and Vanessa Greenwood; one son, Burke Creecy; one sister, Pat Burke Roberts; one brother, Harley Burke, 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Millington.

Munford Funeral Home

Millington Chapel

(901) 873-0123

 

Beulah Lois Goin

Beulah Lois Goin, 89, a Homemaker, died March 14, 2018, at River Trace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Goin, and her parents, Black and Mary Adams. She is survived by her sons, Jerry Goin, Larry Goin (Edie), Gary Goin (JoAnna), Rickey Goin, and Dennis Goin (Lynn), seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and her special friends. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, March 17, at Munford Funeral Home, Millington Chapel, with funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. Interment: Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Munford Funeral Home

Millington Chapel

901-873-0123

brentwoodfuneralservices.com