Steve Nathaniel Earl Baptiste

Sunrise: February 28, 1965

Sunset: June 27, 2019

On Thursday, June 27, 2019 Steve Baptiste a resident of Norfolk, Virginia also known as “Bethal” departed this life in Richmond, Virginia. He was born in St. Thomas, USVI on February 28, 1965 to the late Edith Benjamin and Artwel Baptiste.

Steve accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. He graduated from Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina. He was employed with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Examination Station in Chesapeake, Virginia. Steve was a dedicated worker at his current job, and he was liked by many of his coworkers for his commitment.

Steve was a caring and protective brother to his only sister, Loren Aaron Johnson, that he loved dearly. Steve was a kind hearted and giving person to many friends and family, especially his niece and nephew that he saw as his very own kids. He was a big sports fan of

basketball and football, and those who knew him well, knew he was a big Ravens fan. Steve took the time out to send GM text to many friends and family. Let’s remember that GM not only means Good Morning but God Mercies. These GM texts will be truely missed by many.

He leaves to cherish his memory, one sister, Loren Aaron Johnson (Morris) of Suffolk, Virginia; his niece and nephew, Moriah and Micahi Johnson; and many family members and friends, too numerous to mention.

He was truly loved and will be missed by many. Thank you all for attending his Celebration of Life Ceremony.

Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, July 6, 2019 4:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel

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    Sheryl Smalls says

    Loren, My deepest condolences to you and your family. May God’s presence comfort you and keee you in perfect peace.

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      Marie E Turbe says

      Loren, my deepest condolences to you and the rest of Bethel’s family. It was my greatest pleasure being reintroduced and reacquainted to Bethal recently after soo many years…actually since WAJHS.

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    Sonya Hart says

    Rest Sweet Love ❤

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    Jasmine H says

    You are such a beautiful person! I’m glad my mom and I had the chance to be apart of your life.

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    Otelia Jones says

    Rest in peace my neighbor, you was such a nice and caring person, you will be missed.


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    Donald Pickering says

    Steve and I attend Jane E. Tuitt School in Savan. I have fond memories of those times. Life then in the 70’s was a simpler time. He was a good friend as I remember our childhood. I’m so sorry for your loss. May you all find comfort from the lord at this difficult time.

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    Gwen Graham says

    Sending my condolences to you and your family. Steve and I met in North Carolina. He was truly a sweet person. The memories will be kept in my heart. Rest peacefully my friend.

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    james says

    to my beloved brethren bethel,i am lost for words cant believed it that you have transition over to the most high jah.i am in full in shock that you have left us my idren.i just found out today of your unknown passing i am speechless b.what so marvellous about us is we share the same earthstrong february 28.it was a honor and a pleasure we were friends.you have spread your wings and fly away to mount zion,i will cherish and miss you,a time to born and a time to die,3 (2) ecclesiastes.absent in the body and present with the lord my idren rest at ease.2nd corinthians 5.(8).a.k.a.sonny,i-cheba brewley

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