HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Funeral arrangements are complete for Sandra Steele Livingston, a prominent business and civic leader who died Monday. She well-known for her contributions to the business and charitable community in Huntsville and Madison County.
Steele Livingston died of cancer on Monday. She is survived by her husband Steve, her daughters Chris and Amy, their husbands and 10 grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 2 at Cove United Methodist Church, located at 366 Old Highway 431, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35753. Burial will immediately follow in Maple Hill Cemetery.
A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m. at the McMullen Cove Clubhouse, located at 38 McMullen Lane, Gurley, AL 35748.
Steele Livingston was President and co-owner of Enfinger Steele Development and volunteered with many local community organizations, touching many lives throughout her years of giving.
Steele Livingston was a graduate of Leadership Huntsville Madison County Class 4, a past board chair (1995-1996) and was instrumental in the growth of LHMC over the years. She received the group’s Distinguished Leadership Award in 2002.
“I think what I love most about Sandra is her energy, enthusiasm, humor and beauty. She is a determined fighter, and has fought this battle with cancer with grace, dignity and beauty, which is how she has lived her life,” said Sarah Savage, President & CEO of Leadership Huntsville Madison County. “She applied that determination to everything with which she was involved, and her legacy to this community, and her family, is extensive.”
Earlier this month, Steele Livingston was inducted into the 2014 North Alabama Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame. Her husband and two daughters accepted the award on her behalf.
Steele Livingston served on the board of directors for Wells Fargo Bank, Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce, the Calhoun Community College Foundation, the Madison County Veterans Memorial Foundation, Association of the United States Army, Huntsville Madison County Senior Center and the Huntsville Army Community Relations Committee. She is Chairman of the Huntsville Downtown Redevelopment
Authority, beginning her third six-year term.
Mrs. Steele Livingston served two terms on the UAHuntsville Business Advisory Council, and three terms as chairman of the Alabama Constitution Village Foundation. She served as President of the National Space Club, Chairman of the Von Braun Memorial Dinner, as a member of the U. S. Space & Rocket Center Advisory Committee and President of the Downtown Republican Women’s Association. She served the Board
of Association of the United States Army (AUSA) for six years, and was Co-chairman of the Salute to the United States Army from 1997 – 2003.
Mrs. Steele Livingston has received numerous local recognitions for her service including the “Local “President’s Award” by the Alabama Homebuilders Association. She received the Boy Scouts, “Eagle Service Award”, the Girls, Inc., “She Knows Where She’s Going Award”, the Senior Center’s “Path of Honor Award” and the “Small Business Advocate” award for her service on the Alabama A&M University Business Advisory Board.
Mrs. Steele Livingston served the American Heart Association with her leadership and support for almost a decade and was Honoree for the 2013 American Cancer Society Gala and the 2014 Russel Hill Cancer Foundation White Linen & Wine event.
Mrs. Steele Livingston co-founded the Huntsville Madison County Chamber Youth Leadership Program, was a graduate of Leadership Alabama, a member of the Committee of 100 and the Huntsville Rotary Club. She attended UA Huntsville and Calhoun Community College, receiving an honorary degree from Calhoun for her
contributions to the business community in 2009. She is a 2008 graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Real Estate.
WHNT News 19 offers our condolences to the Steele Livingston family. We will share funeral arrangements with you in the coming days.