STEPTOE-BUFORD, Chantay Maria Age 48 Of Nashville. Passed away after a long courageous battle on July 29, 2009. She was born November 20, 1960 at Fort Campbell, KY to the late James and Evelyn Steptoe. She was a 1978 graduate of Pearl High School and attended Tennessee State University from 1978 - 1984, graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree in Mass Communication. She was employed by the Tennessean Newspaper for more than 28 years, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Chantay confessed a hope in Jesus Christ at an early age and was a member of the Ray of Hope Community Church. She leaves to cherish her memory, a loving husband, Jauckque; son, Tehlor; daughters, Staci and Ashley Holbert; stepdaughter, Brittany Wilson; niece, Keisha Hall; sisters, Debra (David) Nunn and Pamela Steptoe; mother-in-law, Dorothy Bean-Buford; a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing for Chantay will be Monday, August 3, 2009 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Terrell Broady Funeral Home, 3855 Clarksville Pike. She will then be transported to Ray of Hope Community Church, 901 Meridian Street, where her family will receive friends from 6 - 6:30 p.m. The Ivy Beyond The Wall Ceremony will begin at 6:30 - 7 p.m., afterwhich Chantay's Celebration of Life will begin at 7 p.m., with Pastor Martin Espinosa officiating. Interment will be Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 9 a.m., at Greenwood Cemetery North, 1248 Dickerson Rd. TERRELL BROADY FUNERAL HOME, INC., (615) 244-4755.
Published by The Tennessean on Aug. 2, 2009.