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Sammie Lee Stevens

July 28, 1947 - April 23, 2021

Sammie Lee Stevens, age 73, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021.

Born in Queens, NY, on July 28, 1947, he was a son of the late Levy Harris and Cecelia Miles. Sammie proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Rifle Sharpshooter Medal. He worked for the United Parcel Service, New York City Parks and Recreation, Wierfield Coal Company, H. Verby Company, and Bradco Supply, before retiring in 2009. Sammie was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 807. He enjoyed music, and was quite a good singer. Sammie loved, cars, fishing, spending time with his family and watching game shows (The Family Feud was his favorite).

In addition to his parents, Sammie was predeceased by his wife, Ceteria (Ward) Stevens and brothers, Donald and Alvin. He is survived by his ex-wife, Christine Mack; children, Samantha, Regina, and Cheatique; sisters, Deborah, Bonita, and Cecile; brothers, Cesar, Leslie and Isaiah; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A committal service for family and friends will be held at 11 am on Thursday, May 6, 2021, in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.

Any family members or friends who are unable to attend Sammie’s service can live stream the service by clicking here.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sammie’s memory to the American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, PO Box 11039, Lewiston, ME 04243.

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  • My condolences and prayers to Christine Mack , her Children, Grands GreatGrands, and Family. I pray that God will comfort you and your family during this difficult time.
    Love ❤️ Blondine Redden

  • Sleep in peace uncle Sam…. you were ruthie’s buddie, you were always there for her love and gonna miss you. Love robyn

  • I send all my condolence to family, we grew up together and he was a great person sorry to here his passing I will see you again R.I.P. be good you will be missed my bay friend

  • Dear Sam I will always keep you in my prayers and in my heart.

  • Rest In Peace brother and enjoy the heavenly choir❤️

  • My condolences to the family. May God comfort and give you peace at this time.

  • May you rest in peace. It was and always has been an honor to have met you in life.
    You are the true definition of a Mans Man.
    Men like yourself just don’t exist anymore.
    God bless you always for always you will be remembered and missed.

  • On behalf of the Delgados, our most sincere condolences to the Stevens family. We share your grief and pray for strength for your family

  • Rest In Peace.

  • May he Rest In Peace. Sending prayers and strength to the entire family.

  • Sam, I will miss your smile the most. I remember the last time we were all together in Orlando, Florida at my timeshare. We laughed and remembered the good old days on Union Hall Street and 110th Avenue.
    I remember hanging out with you at your bar in Queens and your momma’s house on 143rd Street in Ozone Park.
    May you be one with the universe, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. Love you, cuz.😥😘😘😘💪🏾

  • S.I.P Uncle Sam , My condolences to the Steve’s family.

  • I pray that God will mend your broken hearts and wounded spirit. In Jesus name Amen

  • My condolences and prayers to you and your family 🙏🏾🙏🏾😇❤️

  • All my love for your family. I wish you peace.

  • Dear Samantha, Regina Cheatique and all in the family, our sincere condolences for the loss of your father grandfather and great grandfather. May Jehovah, the God of all comfort be with you during this time of sadness.
    2 Corinthians 1:3,4
    Aunt Linda & Uncle Cornell 💞

  • May God send the comforter to mend your broken hearts and wounded spirits. In Jesus name Amen

  • My condolences to Lee’s family
    Please take comfort from the holy scriptures. At John 5:28,29 it tells us God’s purpose to restore the dead to life by means of a resurrection to a paradise earth where sickness and death will be No more. At Revelation 21:4 Almighty God promises to take away all things that make us hurt and brings pain, this includes Death. Jehovah God can not lie!!
    Sincerely Marilyn Curley ( Ceteria and Lee’s friend )

  • Lee, I ask The Divine to receive your soul into comfort and rest.

    Sleep in Peace.

    My condolences to The Family.

  • Sleep in peace uncle sam.

  • Thinking of you during this difficult time. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

  • Rest In Peace. It was an honor and privilege to have known you. My condolences and prayers to the family.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. I pray for strength and comfort for your family to make it through this difficult time.

  • RIP UNCLE. WE LOVE YOU. YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED..🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🥲🥲🥲❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Earth holds no sorrows.. that heaven cannot heal.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss my condolences to the family and you.

  • Rest In Peace my condolences to the family my God bless the family and give them the strength to console one another

  • Sleep in Peace.

  • In his arms you shall rest, be at peace my brother. Deborah

  • Samantha – my condolences to you and your family. Your father left an amazing legacy (8 grandchildren + 9 great -grandchildren – that’s fantastic!) and also served his country with distinction. May your father’s memory be eternal.

  • Family,
    The God of all comfort will sustain us during this greivous time in our lives; (2Cor. 1:3-4) for our God is close to the broken hearted, Psalm 34:18.
    Lee,
    our hearts are indeed broken from your departure, but we can take comfort in knowing that you are at home with the Lord. I will miss your smile and soft spoken voice. I will forever cherish all the family moments we shared; always fun times. I am especially thankful for the latest memories of our family vacation in Florida. We will meet again. Of that, I am sure.
    Rest in Eternal Peace. 💖

  • My condolences during your time of grief. I pray for peace and comfort to you all. Erica and family.

  • Dear Shaq and Family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. If there’s anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to call.
    Love Always!

  • My condolences to the family. May god give you comfort and peace at this time my he RIP❤️

  • To My Stevens Family, So very sorry for your loss. Always remember the promise of of our heavenly Father Jehovah God at Revelation 21:3, 4 where it states that death will be no more. I love you all. Shirley Bethune

  • My deepest sympathy for your loss. “Praised be the God…of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials. ” (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) May you continue to hold his memory in your hearts…..Love, Cousin Roberta LLoyd

  • Our deepest condolences during your time of sorrow. May Jehovah comfort you and reassure you of his promise at Revelation 21:3,4. With Love, Valencia & Vincent Grant

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. But like us, look to the God of all comfort and the hope for the future found at Psalms 68:20 where it assures us of Jehovah’s unfailing promise to provide escape from death. We pray for you. Love, Sharon & Aliya

  • Grand Dad I was so blessed to have you in my life, when I met you, not having a Grand-Dad on my mom’s family you took on that role, nick named me “Bubble Gum Cheeks”, you always made me and my mommy feel special and loved. The time that you spent with my Grandma, and our time together I will cherish forever, may you rest in peace, you are with my Grandma now.