Steven Howard Bazemore

December 29, 1965 - May 21, 2021

12/29/1965 - 05/21/2021

Past Services

Monday May 24, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
Tuesday May 25, 2021
11:00 am
Lighthouse of Hope Church
1058 NC-35
Woodland, NC 27897


MILWAUKEE,NC- Steven Howard Bazemore, age 55, of Milwaukee, NC, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Steven was born on December 29, 1965 to Virgil “Buddy” and Frances Vaughan Bazemore in Ahoskie, NC. To most people a tree is a tall brown trunk with leaves, but not to Steven. He could classify just about any tree in Eastern North Carolina. He spent 20 years in the logging industry until he began working at Enviva Pellets in Ahoskie as a scale operator in 2011. His comedic personality and contagious laugh will be missed by all who knew him. Steven was an avid hunter, fisherman and grill master but his greatest passion was his family. He coached multiple basketball and baseball teams over the years in Northampton County and developed many lifelong friendships from the families of those he coached. If he weren’t outside enjoying the wildlife and reeling in the redfins, he could be found indoors yelling at the Redskins. His life was short lived, but he left a lifelong impression on all who knew him. He was a simple man, who lived a simple life, loving God, family, friends, and his country.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation for the many acts of kindness shown during Steven’s illness and home going. They would like to thank the staff at the COVID ICU at Vidant Hospital of Ahoskie and Greenville, Northampton County EMS, and especially the outpouring support from Enviva Pellets of Ahoskie.
Steven was preceded in death by his father, Virgil “Buddy” Bazemore, and his brother, Ernest Wayne Bazemore.

Left to cherish Steven’s memory is his loving wife Donna; his daughter, Brittany Bazemore Thorpe and husband John of Emporia, VA; his son, Matthew Edward Bazemore of Raleigh; his grandson, Nick Thorpe, granddaughter, Anna Patterson, and Baby Thorpe, all of Emporia, VA; his mother, Frances Vaughan Bazemore, of Potecasi, NC; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Bazemore of Winton, and Rhonda Brown and husband David of Conway; father-in-law, Joe Jenkins and mother-in-law, Faye Jenkins of Milwaukee, NC; two nephews, Buddy Brown of Conway and Joseph Brown of Conway as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Monday, May 24, 2021, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel, Rich Square, NC.

A celebration of life church service will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 11:00 am at the Lighthouse of Hope Church, 1058 NC-35, Woodland, NC, with Pastor Brian Jenkins and Pastor John Keeter, officiating.

Due to the unexpected loss that the family has experienced, they ask that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to help with medical expenses by Clicking Here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Bazemore family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Bessie Majette
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your family in prayer. Love you.

Ms. Spruill
2 years ago

Mrs. Donna and family, I am sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Steven. Losing a love one is never easy. Praying that God will comfort and give you all strength to make it through this difficult time.

Debbie Wheeler Martin
2 years ago

Donna, Brittany, Mathew and family I am so sorry for your loss…God bless and give you comfort, strength and peace at this difficult time . My heart goes out to you all .

Ricky Vinson
2 years ago

Wow! Steven was a one of the greatest guys I’ve ever known! Rip ole friend! Praying for the family!

James and Corrye Cooke & Kids
2 years ago

So very sorry to hear about the passing of Steve. He was always such a bright and happy person who would make us laugh and smile! Prayers for his family and friends. We will miss seeing him at Enviva!

Freddie and Barbara Outland
2 years ago

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Cindy and Buck Jenkins
2 years ago

You are all in our hearts and prayers for love and comfort during this difficult time.

Christie Lane
2 years ago

In our heart and our prayers! We love all of you!

Paula Brisson
2 years ago

My sincere condolences to Donna and her family.

Velma Stephenson
2 years ago

In difficult times seek comfort from God. Steven has crossed over, but praise God when it is your time to cross over Steven will be there to take your hand and lead you to eternity.