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Mary Frances Steptoe

October 25, 1959 - June 9, 2021

Mary Frances Steptoe, 61, of Bedford passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. She was born on October 25, 1959. A daughter of the late Kiah Steptoe and Lillian Butler Steptoe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Calvin Steptoe; two sisters, Elizabeth Ann Steptoe Moon and Peggy Steptoe.

Mary loved her family and friends so much. She was an avid Pittsburg Steelers Fan and Loved NASCAR, especially the late Dale Earnhardt. She also enjoyed going on vacation and seeing new destinations. She will be missed by her family and extended family.

Mary is survived by her daughter, April Steptoe and her fiancée, Michael Anthony Barlow; two grandchildren, Nazariah Ma`Kayla Barlow and Riverr Hendrixx Barlow; brother, Calvin Trent Blake; niece, Tiffany Michelle Steptoe; nephew, Drew Edwards Steptoe; special friend who was like a sister, Cleo “Tootie” Shirkey; Goddaughter, Alisha Crouch and her husband, Matthew; two Godsons, Larry Dooley Jr., and James Edward Sines IV; special friend, Paul Lewis.

A funeral service and celebration of Mary’s life will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Tharp Funeral Chapel in Bedford. Burial will follow in Holy Land Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Monday, June 14, 2021, also at Tharp Funeral Home Bedford. To send condolences online please visit obituaries.tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

Burial Date June 15, 2021

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April, I am just now seeing this news about your mom and I cannot believe this. I am so sorry I didn't know as I would have been there at her service. I spoke to her about a month or two ago, I believe . I am so so sorry that you are going through this sadness and miss. We loved all of the Steptoes and are so saddened to know that one more has been called home. Not sad that Mary is now rejoined with all of her family in Heaven, but sad because we know the sadness and miss that will be in your lives for quite a while - the miss never going away but easing. We pray God will give you and all the family His comfort and peace in knowing that she is with Him and with all of her loved ones there that have been waiting for her to catch up. Heaven is a glorious wonderful place that she is so enjoying. We will be praying for each of you. Donna and Steve

Posted by Donna Arrington on June 18, 2021

My heart dropped when I heard Mary had passed, my condolences to the family... April is a dream friend of mine like a little sister and I love her and her children to death, I want you to know you're in my prayers and I wish I could have been there with you I wasn't there but my heart was...God bless you and your family I love you

Posted by Darlene Tucker on June 15, 2021

April Dawn, Tiffany and Drew, my condolences to you all in the home going of your Mother and Aunt. I pray that God gives you strength and love to uplift each other today and the days ahead. God Be the Glory.

Posted by Peggy Sharpe Thompson on June 13, 2021

It is with great sadness to know that my friend has passed away. She was a wonderful person and friend. I loved to be around her. Mary was one of those special people that only come along every now and then. She will be missed greatly. Mary was so good to my sister Cleo. May God be with her family and extended family. It was an honor to know her.

Posted by Louise McGhee on June 12, 2021

I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that you aren’t still here with me anymore. Your phone call didn’t come again this morning. I miss you so much my friend. Thank you for being that friend that no matter what you were there for me. I will love you forever.

Posted by Cleo shirkey on June 12, 2021

I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that you aren’t still here with me anymore. Your phone call didn’t come again this morning. I miss you so much my friend. Thank you for being that friend that no matter what you were there for me. I will love you forever.

Posted by Cleo shirkey on June 12, 2021

Sorry for the lost of Frances. I grew up playing with her and her sister’s and brother back in those days kids had a good time playing. Frances was a very sweet person inside and out. To April keep your hands in God’s hand and I promise you he will get you through the rough days. R.I.P Frances

Posted by Ramona Coles on June 12, 2021

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