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Steven Isaac Cale

January 10, 1992 - March 25, 2020

COFIELD, NC – Steven Isaac Cale, age 28, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the UNC Hospital of Chapel Hill, NC.

Steven was born on January 10, 1992 to Isaac Joseph Cale and Wendy Kerns Phelps in Ahoskie, NC. He worked as a pellet mill operator for Enviva in Ahoskie for many years. He loved spending time with family, working for Enviva, gaming, and going to the movies. Steven cared very deeply for his girlfriend, Janice. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Frank Richard Kerns, and paternal grandfather, Isaac Getty “I.G.” Cale.

Along with his parents, Steven is survived by his step-father Robby, blood brother, Dominic Smith, three brothers, Isaac Joseph Cale Jr. and wife Dannet of Ahoskie, Brandon Lee Cale of Ahoskie, and Austin Keith Phelps of Lewisburg, KY; sister, Kaitlynn Darlene Phelps of Lewisburg, KY; niece, Arianna Grace Cale; grandparents, Hazel Ethel Kerns of Danville, VA, Elizabeth Mildred Cale of Ahoskie, and Keith Phelps and wife Vicky of Colerain; six aunts, six uncles, numerous cousins, extended family, and friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 3, 2020, from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, however due to COVID-19 circumstances with the number in a gathering, you are welcome to view and leave a written condolence for the Cale family anytime on Friday, April 3, 2020.

A celebration of life graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at 11:00 am at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Richard Faison officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Cale family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, April 3, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020

Time: 11:00 am


Highland Memorial Gardens

US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910

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