Funeral Services for Mr. Steven W. Correro, 64, of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 5, 2021, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe with Rev. Jason Jordan officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe, LA. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until service time on Saturday.
Steve was born May 27, 1957 and passed away June 1, 2021.
He was a wonderful brother, husband, father, Papaw, son-in-law, brother-in-law and Uncle. Steve and Leah met in 1995 when she worked at Copeland Electric. Steve and Leah had 25 great years together. They enjoyed traveling together and spending time at the Nelson Family Camp in Quinlan, Texas. He became a father to Emily and Cory and loved them like his own. And Steve and Leah’s marriage and life was almost a fairy tale.
Steve enthusiastically volunteered to be a father to two children who needed him and adored him. He chose Emily and Cory and became their father, not just their mother’s husband. He worked hard to provide not only for their needs, but their happiness and took great joy in doing so. He cheered Emily on when she wanted to try out for softball to be part of something that was important to him, and never showed the slightest disappointment when all she wanted to do was pick wildflowers in the outfield. He attended her many band functions throughout junior high and high school and was always willing to help with anything along the way in school. Near the end of his time on earth, every time he and Emily spoke he made sure to remind them how much he loved them and especially his best bud, granddaughter, Rosemary.
Cory is a special-needs child and required 24-hour care. Steve fell in love with him the first time they met and was never intimidated by the challenges that life brought.
Steve had a special relationship with his brothers, his brother-in-law, Bill Nelson and his son-in-law, Jesse and made memories that will be treasured forever.
Steve enjoyed playing golf, although he had not played regularly for a while, and was a member of Pine Hills for several years. He was a die-hard LSU fan. He loved the New Orleans Saints and the Houston Astros. Steve loved hamburgers. He didn’t care if they were McDonald’s or a fine steak house. Steve was a simple man. He never met a stranger. Anyone who knew him knew what an honest, dependable loyal and kind person he was. There will never be anyone like him.
He worked for Stuart Irby Electrical Company for over 36 years. Steve was an Inside Salesman. During his employment he was the recipient of many service awards and earned the first ever D.C. Bradshaw Customer Service Award for outstanding customer service in 2001. He was a mentor to all. Steve’s main accounts were Copeland Electric, Entergy, Angus Chemical. Steve was a great asset to Stuart C Irby. He loved Irby and his Irby family. He was a team player and always stepped up when needed. You could always count on Steve. His loyalty and dedication to his job was always greatly appreciated and admired by all. He maintained a solid relationship built on trust and dependability with his customers, his coworkers, and the Vendors he worked with. He developed many special relationships over the years.
A big part of his life for several years was coaching baseball and softball. He started out coaching Farm Bureau boys in the 80’s and 90’s. He coached a Service Experts girls Dixie Youth team, and numerous other teams in the 90’s. He started coaching the Dixie Chicks who in 1999 won a state championship and placed 3rd in nationals. He joined The Rippers and coached them from 2001-2006. He traveled all over the South coaching fast pitch softball, winning, and placing in numerous tournaments. The girls loved “Mr. Steve”.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Robbie Lee Correro; and brothers, Anthony Correro, III and Lawrence Correro.
Survivors include his wife, Leah Nelson Correro; daughter, Emily Adkins and husband Jesse; his granddaughter, Rosemary Anne Adkins, his grandson, Everett Steven Adkins; son, Cory Turner; brothers, Joseph Correro and wife Cherie, and Michael Correro and wife Sandra; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Correro and Margaret Correro; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Tom Calloway, James Canizaro, Richard Bagbey, Lawrence Bourg, Dakin Hines, Ralph Swillie, Jonathan “J.J.” Correro, and Michael Correro.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana, 5200 Northeast Road, Monroe, LA 71203. Donations can be made through PayPal on their website at www.fhfnela.org.