Pansy C. Steadman, 84, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at the home of her daughter in Columbia, SC.
A native and lifetime resident of Henderson County, Pansy was born on April 24, 1926 to Hilliard and Annie Collins. She was a proud graduate of Etowah High School, class of 1944. On January 6, 1946, she married the love of her life, Charles Williams Steadman. They were married for 57 years, during which time they had four children. She was employed at Kalmia Dairy for a number of years and by the Edneyville school system (both elementary and high school) cafeterias for thirty years before retiring. She was a longstanding member of Mud Creek Baptist Church. She was a very selfless person, caring for family and friends in their times of need. She was a devoted, loving mother and grandmother who put family first. She created a warm and loving home for all. She was a fan of the Atlanta Braves and the Carolina Tar Heels and cheered them on for many years.
Pansy is survived by her four children, Marie Burrell and husband, J.B. of Hendersonville; Charles Henry Steadman and wife, Jeanne, of Greenville, SC; Dorothy Commander and husband, Bill, of Richmond, VA; and Charlotte Rainwater and husband, Jeff, of Columbia, SC; six grandchildren, Robert Bradley and wife, Jenna, of Hendersonville; William Henry Bradley and wife, Jenny, of Hendersonville; Christopher Bradley of Hendersonville; Laura Steadman Barnes and husband, Erik, of West Bend, WI; Ashley Rainwater of Columbia, SC; and Courtney Steadman of Greenville, SC; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Steadman was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Steadman; four brothers, Frank Collins, Tommy Collins, Louis Collins, all of Hendersonville, and David Collins of Spartanburg, SC; and a sister, Ruth Warren of Hendersonville.
A funeral service will be held at 1 PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The Reverend Greg Mathis will officiate. The family will receive friends from
7 ñ 8:30 PM Monday at Shuler Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
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