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Steven was a good friend of those of us here at Turn for the Judges and he will be sorely missed.
Steven Anthony Walters
August 4, 1961 – May 21, 2017
Steven Anthony Walters, 55, a native of Ellisville, Mississippi, and 30-year resident of Houma, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Terrebonne General Medical Center.
In following Steven’s wishes, a memorial service will be held Saturday, May 27 at Ellisville Funeral Home, 1204 B Ave., Ellisville, Mississippi. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m., with the service following at 3 p.m. The Rev. Kendall Gilmer, The Rev. David R. Grayson, and Attorney Grant Hedgepath will officiate.
Steven was born Aug. 4, 1961 in Laurel, Mississippi, as the only son of Cleborn B. “Nig” Walters and Maxine Nix Walters. He was a graduate of South Jones High School and Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, and attended the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. He held a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from USM. He attended South Louisiana Beauty College in Houma and was a licensed cosmetologist. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Steven is survived by his sister Marian Walters Long (husband Gary) of Houma, Louisiana; nephew Dennis Richard “Rick” Ritchey (wife Kristi) of Houma; nieces Kimberly Nicole “Nikki” Long of Houma, Angie Long Sumrall (husband Joel) of Soso, Mississippi, and Amy Long Warrick of Neely, Mississippi; great-nephew Clay Patrick Ritchey; great-nieces Chy Hillman, Marlayna Warrick and Carlee and Jenna Sumrall; special friend and pageant co-host Susan Hession; and a host of family, friends and his beloved fur babies.
Steven had 1,768 Facebook friends and loved people, having never met a stranger. Thoughout his life and career, he was able to travel and experience many unique venues. After undergoing his second open-heart surgery, he created his “bucket list” and strived to get much of it accomplished. A few of the highlights included swimming in both the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean in the same year, meeting and visiting with Donald Trump at the Miss USA Pageant in Baton Rouge, reigning as King of the Krewe of Easter (Mardi Gras) 2016 and serving as Lady & Sir American Pageant Emeritus with Susan Hession, among other items on his list. Steven loved Southern gospel music and enjoyed playing piano, singing, performing, consulting with pageant contestants, styling hair at The Oaks Nuring Home in Houma while saying “I love my little ole ladies,” and directing and judging Miss USA preliminary pageants thoughout the United States. Although Steven’s life was only 55 short years, he lived it to the fullest.
Steven was a born-again Christian and shared a special personal relationship with his Lord and Savior. He was the proud son of a World War II U.S. Army veteran and always enjoyed visiting with local veterans in Houma.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Regional Military Museum, 1154 Barrow St., Houma, Louisiana, 70360, or on behalf of his “fur babies” to your closest no-kill animal shelter.