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Tallahassee Bids Farewell to Darryl Steele

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Tom Flanigan

A memorial service for Darryl Steele, well-known Tallahassee musician and son of civil rights legend C.K. Steele took place on Monday, Dec. 30. A musical tribute to his life is planned for Friday, Jan. 6.

Monday's service took place at Bethel Baptist Church, the same church pastored by C.K. Steele for 28 years. Current pastor the Reverend R.B. Holmes officiated.

"We've come to celebrate a good life of Brother Darryl Keith Steele, Jr." he intoned from the pulpit.

Darryl Steele died unexpectedly on December 22nd after being hospitalized for pneumonia. His songwriting and performing talents in both solo venues and local bands such as Work for Higher and Crooked Shooz were renowned. Many of Steele's fellow musicians and fans will be gathering in the Junction at Monroe on Friday, January 6th for a musical tribute that starts at eight.