Services for Dionne Yvonne Steward, 29, who died in a shooting in her home Tuesday (Aug. 31, 1999), will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pilgrim Baptist Church, 665 Michigan Ave., after a wake at 10. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.
Born in Buffalo, she attended School 81 and Bennett High School, where she was part of the English honors program. She was a poet of some renown among her peers.
Survivors include three daughters, Krystyn Chalisa, Ashle' Lacole and Jada Armanni; three sons, Marcus, Harold III and Joshua David; her mother, Antionette Barber; three brothers, Lonnie White of Virginia and Kevin and Deshayn Williams; two sisters, Desiree White of Virginia and Selena; her grandparents, Homer and Edna Webster and Sally Steward and Estelle Barber; and a great-grandmother, Bessie Johnson.