Michele L. Steele
1955 - 2018
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Michele L. Steele

Dover - Age 62, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

Born October 5, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Leonard and Zelda Pearl (nee Korr), she graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and the University of Delaware. Michele worked for the State of Delaware, Division of Child Protective Services as a Social Worker and as a Foster Home Coordinator. As a Breast Cancer Survivor, she was a local organizer of Relay For Life. Michele was a Board Member of the Central Delaware Blues Society; supporter of the Delaware Patriot Guard Riders; a USO Representative providing support for Gold Star Families and Fallen Warriors; and the 2016 recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

How fitting it was that she gained her angel wings on July 4, as she was a dedicated volunteer of the USO, supported our troops, her beloved veterans, and was a true patriot. Her beautiful smile lit up every room and always had a big hug for all. She dedicated her time to organizations, loved listening to music and supporting bands, especially her Blues. Michele's life was rich with the love of "her girls"; her grandson (the love of her life); and her fur babies. Memories of seeing Paris with her brother and sister-in-law were always cherished.

"All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust."

Survived by her daughters, Danielle Masterson (Justin) and Nicole Shaw; grandson, Carter; brother, Scott Pearl (Mary Anne); and half-sister, Bonnie Lily.

Viewing will be 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Schoenberg Memorial Chapel, 519 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to to the USO of Delaware (delaware.uso.org) or Relay For Life of Delaware.


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Published in The News Journal on Jul. 7, 2018.
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July 12, 2018
Michelle you are a special kind of person very kind and treated everybody with respect we are going to miss you deeply and peace be with you and your family and also with you my friend sleep with the angels until we meet again someday in heaven your friend Freddie Pierce.❤.
Freddie Pierce
July 12, 2018
My deepest sympathies and condolences to Michele's remaining loved ones. She was truly an inspiration and a supporter for all things good. May the memories of her smile carry her friends and family into comfort
Naomi Girke
July 8, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I just moved to Wild Meadows last year so I didn't have much time with Michelle. She was a lovely neighbor with a smile that lit up the world. Let Carter know I remember him from our watercise classes last year and enjoyed chatting with him all summer long. Since we were usually the only males in the pool, he was a welcome (and well-mannered) addition to our group! I wish you all peace and God's consolation.
Dave Weglinski
July 7, 2018
I am truly and deeply sorry for you loss. My warmest condolences go out to the family and friends of Michele. May the God of all comfort grant you peace and strength during this difficult time (psalm 29:11)
July 7, 2018
Please accept my dearest and heartfelt sympathy; I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61:1, 2
July 7, 2018
You will be missed so much . Give my Mom a Hug from me She enjoyed your Hug .We all Love you and pray for your Family . God Bless you
Debra Baldwin
July 7, 2018
Michele was a joy to be with and always had kind words and true concern for her family and friends. She was an integral part of Blues for the Cure in Middletown for many years and always a welcomed volunteer. I will miss her smile and warmth. My deepest condolences to her family. She will be missed by many. God bless her.
Joe Antonio
July 7, 2018
Our Deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends. Please take comfort in our heavenly father who is our Rock & Stronghold in this time of grief. He is our shield and the God of refuge. Psalms 18:2
July 6, 2018
May the wonderful memories of your loved one continue to provide a measure of comfort to you until God's promises are fulfilled.
Matthew 5:5
G Cameron
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