Funeral Service Scheduled for Sandra Steele Livingston, Huntsville Business & Civic Leader

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Sandra Steele Livingston

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.

Sandra Steele Livingston (File)

Sandra Steele Livingston (File)

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.


  • Ron Bailey

    We are so sorry to hear this news. Our hearts are heavy for the Livingston/Steele family. Prayers for this wonderful family.

  • Yolanda McLain

    As always, Sandra connected the dots, put the puzzle pieces together helping others realize their dreams, potential and purpose. What a legacy. What an honor to call her friend. Our world is a much better place because of her, a happier place because of her easy smile, twinkling eyes, hearty laugh, positive, kind and loving way, eagerness to help, always available to help, give, console, nurture, encourage, promote, uplift, guide and sparkle. I will always remember her on a dias serving as Huntsville emcee, no matter the cause, in a sparkling gown.

  • D. Scott McLain

    Sandra was one of the great leaders of our community, and one of my best friends. We shall sorely miss her bright presence and contributions.

  • Henry Turner

    My sincerest condolences for Sandra’s family. She will be truly missed, all that knew her are saddened.

  • Steve Humphrey

    We are so very saddened to learn of Sandra’s passing today. She was a great lady, so full of energy, life, enthusiasm and love for her family, friends and Huntsville. We have so many wonderful memories of the many occasions we were able to share with Sandra. She leaves an incomparable legacy and her signature on so many wonderful endeavors and the tremendous number of folks with whom she came in contact. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She may be succeeded in certain respects but she will never be replaced.

  • Angel Chambers

    Sandra will truly be missed in our community. I always admired her and looked up to her as a leader in our community. She set the example for a lot of young women. Sandra was a beautiful lady with a pleasant smile, and I don’t think I ever saw her have a bad hair day. My sincere condolences to the family.

  • Meg Farrell

    Sandra was the unofficial President of our class at Harvard, a role model for all women in the program and elsewhere. She was a spririted leader, an enthusiastic team member, endless learner, an elegant hostess, iconic beauty, terrific organizer and a dear and loyal friend. We are not often privileged to know people of her caliber, charm and character. She will be greatly missed in many, many circles. My deepest condolences to Steve, to Sandra’s wonderful family and to her enormous list of friends and admirers around the world.

  • rocky seymoure

    You will be missed dearly Aunt Sandra! Very proud of your life and accomplishments! Love Rocky Wayne Seymoure!

  • Victor

    This is shame, she seemed to be wonderful person and role model for the community. I hope her family is ok, I lost my mother to cancer recently and my heart goes out to her family and friends.

  • Mary Ellen Peters

    Sandra will be missed – she made every person she met feel very special. Always a bright smile and hug. Love to all her family. Maryellen

  • Estelle Phillips

    The words are silent tonight our prayers are to the Steele Livingston family, she will be greatly missed , God called home a beautiful angle

  • Jan Harris

    Sandra made the world a better place. She was a joyful person who was always interested in others. Sandra was a devoted mother and a supporter of education. I will miss her. Prayers are extended to the family.

  • Janice Higginbotham

    Sandra left our world with the Grace of the Southern Lady she so portrayed. She will be missed…

  • Elaine Plank

    I am very grateful for the blessings of having known Sandra at work and experienced her gracious ways wherever she went.. Meaningful eternal comfort and joy to her dear family. Elaine Plank

  • Stephanie Frey

    Sandra was not only a Savy business woman, she was a loving mother, grandmother, friend and neighbor. We will all miss her loving kindness to everyone, her dedication to her family and the worthy causes she supported. God has opened His loving arms to her…..but she will be missed greatly by me, my family and all that knew her and her graciousness!
    Rest in peace, my dear Sandra!
    Stephanie Frey

  • Tim Allston

    I am saddened enormously to learn this morning of Sandra’s passing, as she was a very warm friend and personable mentor.

    When she was the president of the Space Club in 1998, I first met her when she invited the Oakwood College Aeolians to perform at its December luncheon meeting; from there, the business friendship grew. In 2004, she and I co-MCed the Drake State 40th Anniversary Banquet, and working with her directly was a sheer delight.

    I always admired her delicate balance — gentle attractive femininity, coupled with a firm handshake! When she and I would talk infrequently, our business pursuits were always and comfortably secondary to our conversations about our families, and specifically our children. Once again, always the perfectly delicate balance.

    I will miss Sandra terribly, and I thank our loving God for our 16 years of true friendship.

    My deepest prayers and condolences go out to Amy and family, Jeff and Sonja Enfinger and our greater Huntsville/Madison County leadership family.

  • Bill Tillman

    Seems only yesterday we were laughing and
    enjoying her energetic approach to life and
    family. She was a standard for seeing the good
    in all things.
    We soon look forward to our meeting on the
    other side of Heaven.

  • Shad Ellis

    I knew Sandra through the Livingston family! Always heard good things about her. I did not realize that she had accomplished so much. She will be missed on Earth!

  • Angie Story

    Truly a loss….most assuredly to her family and friends, but to the community at large….those that did not know her well, but admired her greatly from afar! Such a graceful, intelligent, beautiful woman!

  • tanglia pike lanford

    My BEAUTIFUL sister, there are not enough words to describe how I will miss her! Love her so much and I’m sure she will be happy to be with Mama and Daddy!

  • Janet Wysocki

    Sandra will be missed by so many. I am grateful I had the opportunity to know her and to see her smile. She loved her family and they loved her too. We all could see it. Thank you Sandra for your kindness in this world and thank you for making us smile.

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