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.