McDonald Funeral Home
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Salem Landmark Missionary Baptist Church; and also Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 1:00 pm until 2:00pm
March 24, 2021. 2PM at the Salem Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on March 22, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. SFC(Ret) Stephen Douglas Fleming, age 79, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within Co. D, 890th Engineer Battalion has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Funeral Services for Stephen Douglas Fleming, age 79, of Picayune, MS, who passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021, will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 2:00 pm at Salem Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Salem Landmark Missionary Baptist Church; and also Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 1:00 pm until 2:00pm Service time at the Salem Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Elder Terry Robertson and Elder Jimmy Beech will officiate the services.
A native of Picayune, MS, he served 32 years and retired from the MS Army National Guard. Steve retired as a plumber and water treatment plant operator from Stennis Space Center. He was a member of Salem Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. Steve enjoyed being with his friends and family. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.T. Fleming and Valiree Jones Fleming; his sister, Melba Beech; his son in law, Keith Skipper, Jr. and his brother in law, Harold Creel.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Sarah “Annette” Furr Fleming; his children, Scott (Joy) Fleming, Marcella Beach, and Elizabeth Skipper; his grandchildren, Megan Beach, Billy (Shasta) Beach, Bethani (Thomas) Heck, and Noah Skipper; his great grandchildren, Kayleen Dubrel, Blaine Beach, Tyson Mitchell, Amethyst Whipple, and Oliver Temple; his sisters, Jeanette Creel and Linda (Barkley) Cooksey; his brothers, James Troy (Beverly) Fleming and Monte (Pat) Fleming; his brother in law, Jimmy (Gracie) Beech; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to the Myelofibrosis Society, https://www.lls.org/myeloproliferative-neoplasms/myelofibrosis.