Name: Wanda Lee Steelman
Birth Date: Jul 29, 1952
Death Date: Apr 15, 2008
Birthplace: Devonia, Tennessee
Resided In: Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Funeral Home: Sharp Funeral Home
Visitation Date: Apr 17, 2008
Visitation Time: 6-8:00 P.M.
Visitation Location: Sharp Funeral Home
Service Date: Apr 17, 2008
Service Time: 8:00 P.M.
Service Location: Sharp Funeral Home
Cemetery Date: Apr 18, 2008
Cemetery Time: 11:00 A.M.
Cemetery Location: Phillips Cemetery
Wanda Lee Steelman, age 55, of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

Mrs. Steelman was born July 29, 1952 in Devonia. She was a lifelong resident of this area.

Wanda was a homemaker, a loving wife and mother. She was a member of the New Beginning Worship Center in Rockwood. She enjoyed singing in church with her nephew, Josh.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; Wilburn Patterson and Lizzie Phillips Patterson, by sisters; Bonnie Faye Anderson, Edith Wilson, and a twin sister, Juanita Nolan.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years; Taft Steelman of Oak Ridge, by two sons; Brian and T.J. Steelman of Oak Ridge, by two brothers, Terry and Junior Patterson of Wartburg, by two sisters; Glenna West and husband James of Wartburg, and Brenda Burnett of Oliver Springs, by a sister in law, Patty Dean Hawn and husband Randale of Wartburg, by a brother in Law, Alvin Cooper of Cape Coral, Florida and by a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 17, 2008 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 8:00 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jimmy Willis officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held Friday, April 18, 2008 at 11:00 am at the Phillips Cemetery in New River. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online register book is available at

I am so sorry to have missed your death Wanda. I lost my former mother-n-law and step son the same week you died. Since then I have lost 4 more family members. It has been a terrible year but to have missed my dear friend of 25 years is so tragic. No one was able to inform me or I would have been here to pay my respects. I love and miss you so much. Mar 03, 2009
Patricia Overley (Knoxville , TN Knox)
I'm sorry for your loss Apr 23, 2008
Bubba (harriman, tennessee usa)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God bless you all always. Apr 18, 2008
Roger & Tammi Smith and family (Knoxville, Tennessee United States)
Dear Family, I am sorry for your loss. Although I never met her, I spent several weeks in the ICU Waiting room and got to know most of you. I know how hard this for you since my family is still going through the loss of my father, however, May you know God's peace at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Apr 18, 2008
Kimberly Carroll ( The Ledbetter family ) (Kingston, Tn )
Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. May god comfort you all. Apr 17, 2008
Eugenia Bunch (Wartburg, )
We are so sorry for the loss of our great sister Wanda. May God touch each and every member of the family and friends and comfort you all through this time of sorrow. She will be greatly missed. We love you Taft. Apr 17, 2008
Jerry & Martha McClain (Crossville, Tennessee USA)
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Wanda's family. We went to school with Wanda and Juanita on New River. Your memories of her will last forever. God Bless You All. Apr 17, 2008
Clorene-Terry & Cathy Daugherty (Lafayette, TN )
We miss you and love you! Apr 16, 2008
Randale Jackson Hawn(Randy) (Wartburg,, TN United Stated)
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