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Mark A. Steele
(04-13-1958 - 01-04-2019)

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 Mark A. Steele, 60, of South Elgin passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at South Elgin Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 13, 1958 the son of James H. Steele and Phyllis Malone. He spent most of his life in Elgin and more recently in South Elgin. He attended public school in Elgin until he entered Elgin High School and awarded a scholarship to attend the elite Elgin Academy due to his scholastic ability. He eventually returned to Elgin High School from where he graduated. Mark was a very vibrant and friendly teenager and was always the life of the party. His personality carried over into his adult life. He was a member of St. James AME Church, Elgin for most of his life even when he went through some rough times, he always proclaimed his love for St. James, where he served as an usher from an early age. He returned as a young man and became president of the Usher Board. Surviving are his mother, Phyllis Malone, 2 brothers, Michael and Ronnie Steele, a sister Robbin Steele and a daughter, Mercedes Dorsey, 2 aunts, Vivian Steele and Agnes Koonce, a special friend, LaVonne Montgomery and a host of cousins, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. James AME Church 1100 Summit St., Elgin. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 AM until the time of services. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is assisting the family. For information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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