Stephen Wheeler

Stephen Wheeler

Thursday, August 13th, 1970 Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

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Obituary for Stephen Patrick Wheeler Sr.

Mr. Stephen Patrick Wheeler, Sr, was born to the union of the late Mrs. Fennie Mae and Mr. Isaac Wheeler, in Detroit, MI on August 13, 1970.
He passed into eternity on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in Mobile, Alabama.

Stephen gave his life to Christ at an early age where he joined Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church in Mobile, AL as a child. Stephen affectionately known as "Big Steve" to most and "Gentle Giant" to others moved to Mobile, AL at the tender age of 5. He received his education at Williamson High School in Mobile, AL and graduated in 1990. Big Steve was dependable, hardworking, respected, and well-loved throughout the community. He enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1990 with the intent of following his big sister into the Military, however, upon the birth of his first son he opted to not attend bootcamp and was granted an Honorable Discharge in March 1991.

Since 2018 Big Steve worked as a Public Service Worker 1 for the City of Mobile, until his sudden call to glory. Big Steve was best known for his handyman skills. Whether it was fixing a car, making repairs to a home, installing electrical fixtures, or moving around objects, family and friends alike always singled him out for assistance. His response would always be the same "no problem". He gave freely of everything he had, no one was a stranger to Big Steve.

Predeceased in death by his parents, Stephen is survived by his five children; Stephen, Jr (Santeria), Broderick, Sr, and Tyrus Wheeler all of Mobile, AL; Sharnece, and Shaquindra Patterson of Prichard, AL; one sister Sherry McCants-Davis of Waldorf, MD; two nieces; Sarita, and Shauntel Davis of Waldorf, MD; and one nephew; Tre'Von Davis of Waldorf, MD, thirteen grandchildren; Stephen III, Stahr, Scottlyn, Karlayja, Jakalyn, Emoni, and Broderick, Jr Wheeler of Mobile, AL; Quentin Vincent, Kacey, Kaley, Kayden Beard, Ryan Farrell, and Ma'Kenzie Ware of Prichard, AL; and a host of aunts, cousins, extended family members, and many friends whose lives he touched. Two devoted cousins; Kenny McCants of Mobile, AL, and Charles Williams of Cincinnati, OH.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Small's Mortuary - Mobile
    950 S. Broad Street
    Mobile, AL
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    Thursday, June 11th, 2020
    1:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, June 12th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Small's Mortuary Chapel
    950 South Broad Street
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    Friday, June 12th, 2020
  • Interment

    Friday, June 12th, 2020 |
    Whispering Pines Cemetery
    Cheeseman Avenue
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    Friday, June 12th, 2020

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I pray for healing, strength and peace. Big Steve was a great father and relative, he will be truly missed. Stay strong cousinsđŸ’–
Comment | Posted at 09:33pm via Condolence

Lynnette Kemp

I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family. Love you all.

—The Kemps
Comment | Posted at 05:28pm via Condolence

Sharon Johnson

Your family is in our prayers stay strong God is in control.
Charles and Sharon Johnson
Comment | Posted at 03:12pm via Condolence

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"Stephen Wheeler" brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget him. Sincerely City Of Mobile Public Works Department
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