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Celebrating the life of

Mirian Steele McGhee

Mirian Steele McGhee was born to the late Joe and Myrtle Steele on November 16, 1949, in Birmingham, Alabama. Mirian attended Brunetta C. Hill Elementary School and A.H. Parker High School, before attending Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, AL and graduating from Tuskegee University.


Mirian spent over 50 years with her high school sweet heart Charles McGhee, to whom she was happily married for 45 years. From this union, two beautiful daughters, Ebony Arrington and Bronze Lougheed, were born.


Mirian, affectionally referred to as “Red” was a well accomplished banking professional serving most of her career with Regions Banks (formerly AmSouth Bank) as Asst. Vice President of Trust Operations. She retired from banking in 2012. Mirian was also an accomplished pianist and avid tennis player. Family and friends were Mirian’s love and joy. She loved God, enjoyed spending time with her girls, and most of all, the love of her life, Charles. Mirian was a Golden Life member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc, a well-respected and active member of The Links, Incorporated, Magnolia Chapter, and a very dedicated member of Allen Temple AME Church in Woodstock, GA under the leadership of Rev Carl Moore.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Myrtle Steele, sister Joenetta Prince, and her two brothers Ronald Steele and Alvin Steele. She leaves to cherish her memories: devoted and loving husband, Charles McGhee, two daughters Ebony Arrington, Atlanta, GA and Bronze Lougheed (Thomas), Birmingham, AL, one grandson, Anthony Lougheed, three sisters Etta “Nell” Owens, Atlanta, GA, Shelia Boyd (Thomas), Huntsville, AL, and Phoebe “Vet” Steele, Huntsville, AL, one brother-in-law Donald Prince, Birmingham, AL, and a loving host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and special friends.

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