Edith Kitchens Steadman


Edith Kitchens Steadman, 92, of Jasper was carried to her heavenly home by angels on June 21, 2019, with her daughter, Renea; son, Clayton; and grandson, Shane, by her side.

Family will receive friends Monday, June 24, 2019, from 4 until 6 p.m. at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held from 6 until 7 p.m. with a service to follow at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dale Kitchens and  Richard Harbin will officiate. She will be laid to rest by her late husband, W.C. Steadman, at Walker Memory Gardens.

She dedicated her life to our Lord and Savior for more than 70 years. She was a shining example of what a Christian should be. If you ever met her, you would never forget her. She had a way of making everyone feel special.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of more than 50 years, W.C. Steadman; special granddaughter, Gaye Steadman Hamilton; parents, Handy and Ethel Kitchens; brothers, Coy “Bud” Kitchens and James Billy Kitchens; sister in laws, Wanda Kitchens, Jeanette Kitchens, and Anne Kitchens; sons-in-law, Joe Sullivan and Curtis Dowdy.

She is survived by her children, Renea Cain, Clayton Steadman, Rita Sullivan and Gail Dowdy; special daughters by choice, Debbie Stokes, Elsie Dutton and Brenda Young; brother, the Rev. Dale Kitchens (Faye) of Florida.; sister, Betty Frazier of Newport, Tenn.; grandson, Shane Jones; granddaughters, Shannon Smith, Caitlin Sullivan of Atlanta, Ga.; great-granddaughters, Lauren McGraw (Tommy) of Birmingham, AL., Tiffany Harbinson (Richard), Rory Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; great-grandson, Brady Givins of Atlanta, Ga.; great-great-grandchildren, Klayton and Faythe Harbinson, and Westley McGraw; nieces, Lynn Baxley of Florida, the Rev. Donna Sallie of Florida, Wanda Kitchens of Ohio., Theresa Montigue of Tennessee., Sherri Kitchens of Florida, Heather Purnell of Florida; nephews, Dennis Kitchens of Indiana., Buddy Kitchens of Mississippi, and Jim “Lloyd” Kitchens of Virgina Beach, Va. 

A special thank you to visiting angels, Amedisys Home Health, and Rhonda Southeast Hospice.

Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503