Melvin Steward

Mr. Melvin Steward was born on September 22, 1934 to the union of James and Cora Steward in Leland, Mississippi. Both parents and his wife Marlene Y. Steward, sister Pauline Steward, son Melvin Steward, Jr., daughter Kathy Steward and two great grandchildren preceded him in death.

Mr. Melvin Steward departed his life on November 6, 2017.

Melvin had re-dedicated his life on April 10, 2016 at Mr. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church under the Leadership of Pastor Donald Givens where he was a member until his death.

He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1958 where he was honorably discharged. He was employed by Grainger Industrial Supply for many years until he retired. Not only was he a dedicated worker he was a dedicated brother, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Melvin was a musician in several bands where he specialized playing the guitar. He also loved riding his motorcycles.

He leaves to cherish his memory his sister Ella Mae Steele “Sammie Lee” of Memphis, TN, four daughters Gloria “Steward”-Charles (Don) of Chicago, IL, Debbie Williams (Timothy) of Raytown, MO, Patricia Ward (Anthony) of Kansas City, MO, and Jennifer Dugger of Independence, MO, four sons John Earl Steward of Minnesota, Larry Donnell Steward of Atlanta, GA, James Steward and Nathaniel Steward of Kansas City, MO, two stepchildren Uneeda Roberson (Darren) Kansas City, KS, Ronnell Smith Kansas City, MO, and a special friend Stella Malone, 19 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.


  1. Patricia on November 16, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Not a day will go by that I will not miss you. My heart is broken, I lost it all…my father, my bestfriend and my teacher…you have done what we all pray to do and that get our wings. Fly high daddy and watch over me and keep me safe as you always do.

    Love your daughter Triece

  2. JoAnn on January 3, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    I miss hearing his voice and seeing him.We both knew the time was short but it was packed with Love and Laughter and Strawberry shakes.When he told me he was ready that he had a good life i was screaming on the inside all i could say but I’m not ready to let you go he said when will you ? and i said never. I will hold him in my heart always but find peace knowing he is no longer in pain or sick.

  3. JoAnn King on January 30, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Patricia , Melvin spoken often about you and a granddaughter he loved his family very much. I would tease him and say how is Patty today and he would give me that little grin of his and would now you are messing with me your know it is not Patty its Patricia and would laugh. He really was a lovely and good man inside and out.I love and miss him very much

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