Pansy Collins Steadman

April 24, 1926 - October 27, 2010
Pansy Collins Steadman

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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.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010
12:00 AM

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Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • October 30, 2010
    Ronnie Steppe, Brenda Henderson and family says:
    Marie, Charlotte, Dorothy, Henry and families. We are so sorry to hear about your Mother and wish all of you our condolences. We are always regretful in death that we didn't spend more time with friends. Our Mothers were close and so were we. We think of you every day, Ronnie, Brenda and family

  • October 30, 2010
    Victor Corn says:
    I remember Mrs.Steadman from the lunch-room at Edneyville. She always had a smile on her face, even dealing with all us noisy kids. Our prayers are with all the family. Victor Corn, EHS Class of '87

  • October 31, 2010
    Nancy Neal Burgess says:
    Dear Henry, Marie and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your mother! I know what you are going through because my mother died seven years ago. I am sorry that we won't be able to be at the services but you are in our thought and prayers. Your mother was always so nice to me. I remember when she worked in the lunchroom and back then we wentn't given a menue but many times I would ask her as we rode home on the bus what we would have the next day and she would tell me. Treasure you memories of her and trust God to see you through this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Ronnie and Nancy Neal Burgess

  • November 01, 2010
    Tammie Condon (Steadman) says:
    I just recently learned of Aunt Pansy's passing. I will not be able to attend the funeral but know I am there in spirit. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  • November 01, 2010
    Becky Ball says:
    Chris, So sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. Am sure that your fond memories of her will substain you in the coming days ahead. Prayers and thoughts are with you and yours.