Alphonse Olanzo Steele Dies at 75

Alphonse Olanzo Steele

Alphonse Olanzo Steele died Nov. 3. He was born July 7, 1944.

He was preceded in death by his son, Alphonse Jr.

He was survived by his daughters: Sheryl Leona Steele and Amaris; sons: Maurico Alphonso Phillip, Brian Steele; daughter-in-law, Tara J. Joye-Phillips; grandchildren: Lashawn Youmans, Muadh Abdelfattah, Nusaybah Ahmed, Mauricio Alphonso Phillips Jr., Tyler Barrington Phillips and Shealeen Ohniya Azion Steele; great-grandchildren: Lareel Youmans and Isaiah Baoteng; brothers: Antonio Steele and Cedric Smith; and sisters: Joycelyn Harley Peters, Theresa Steele Williams, Carol Smith Powell, Sheila Smith Ivy, Avis Smith Collins, Carla Smith Todman and Elaine Lynch.

He is also survived by sisters-in-law: Floria Steele and Frankie Smith; brothers-in-law: Henry Powell, Lester Ivy and Robert Lynch; adopted brother, Glen “Butcher” Brown; nephews: Kent Frazer, Raphael Edwards, Rudolph Harley, Gerry Simon, Dwayne Harley, Shaka Williams, Renael Steele, Renan Steele, Sal VanHolten, Albion Smith, Franklin Smith, Darryl Smith, Darren Smith, Calvert Smith Jr., Calvin Smith, Aaron Lane, Kurt Williams, Kristin Christopher, Ishmael Todman Jr. and Jahmael Todman;

Other survivors include nieces: Denise Barona, Corinne Williams, Monifa Steele, Riisa Steele, Shenel VanHolten Thomas, Desiree Smith, Shawna Green, Sharia Green, Sharifa Charlery and Deyzha Todman; uncle, Godwin Stevens; aunt, Mathilda Stevens Harvey; special cousins: Blanche Thomas, Brenda Vanterpool, Augusta Knight and June Adams; many great-nephews and nieces, and numerous cousins: the Steele family, Wells family, Smith family, Perkins family, Drew family, Millin family and many friends; and special friends: Roy and Norma Gottlieb, Madonna Abraham, Shelley Thomas and Mr. Garcia (taxi driver).

The viewing will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at Holy Family Catholic Church.