Steven P. Lorimer Sr.

November 15, 2017

CHARLOTTE – Steven P. Lorimer, Sr. passed away on November 15, 2017 with pancreatic cancer. He was born June 23, 1941, to Paul and Genevieve Lorimer in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Steven lived most of his life in Charlotte where he was Pastor of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church from November 1985 to June 23, 2002. He was part of a long line of Lutheran ministers in his family and he served churches in New York, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. Steven spent his fifty-one years in the ministry sharing his life and faith with others and celebrating each day to the fullest.

Steven is survived by his wife, Fancita Lorimer; daughter, Theresa Stewart and her husband, Brad; sons, Timothy Lorimer and his wife, Tory and Steven Lorimer, Jr. and his wife, Marie; nine grandchildren, Christopher Peek, Haley Hillis and her husband, Branden, Ashley Ellis and her husband, Jared, Morgan Evans and her husband, Glenn, Baylee Waye, Rylee Waye, Judson Stewart, Julius Lorimer, and Olson Lorimer; two great grandchildren, Anderson Ellis and Lainee Ellis; sister, Faith Fisher and her husband, Dan; brother, Curtis Lorimer and his wife, Vickie; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 24, 2017 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3200 Park Road, Charlotte. Inurnment will be private in the St. Luke’s Columbarium. The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service.

The family wishes to thank the Doctors and Staff of the Levine Cancer Institute and to Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region and Palmetto Region.

Memorials may be sent to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 11063, Charlotte, NC 28220.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Services, 1321 Berkeley Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences at

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  • Vinay Loganadan

    We lost a great friend and kind neighbor in Steven and wiill miss him immensely. My deepest condolences. With love - Vinay

  • Rich Handschin

    Fancita and family - Like you, I thank God for the gift of Steven; I celebrate his life and mourn his loss. As you know, he and I shared many points of common intersection: we called Floral Park, NY, home for a time, shared a common call to ministry, served together as pastors in Charlotte, arriving at our calls within months of one another, and finally I had the privilege of working side-by-side with him at St. Luke's. He always told us 'Don't be Afraid!' He said that with confidence, even in the face of death. I regret I cannot not join you for the service of celebration, but know, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. May the peace of God surround you and yours. - Rich

  • Archie L. Barringer II

    Steven and I were buddies. We shared many stories with each other and I had the up most respect for him. When he came to St.Luke's, I saw that church grow at a tremendous rate. He was the reason. I am sorry to see him gone. The world has lost a great guy.

  • Sam and Fran Merritt

    We send our deepest condolences to Fancita and family. Pastor Lorimer always called us SamFranCisco. He was very good to us by sitting with Sam as I being operated on for new joints. SIX TIMES, We loved him and will miss him.

  • Paula and Craig Reutlinger

    Dear Fancita and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Stephen's untimely death. He was that bright star in the universe everywhere he was. People just migrated toward him as did Craig and I, the first time we heard him in the pulpit at St. Lukes. And throughout the years, he made such a lasting impression on others in my family - my niece Sayre, her brother Tierney and his wife April, when he was pastor at their weddings. He was a true man of faith in all that he did and God must have needed him, for he was far too young to leave this earth. A of us who have been in his presence will miss him. God bless you at this time and always.

  • Jim & Barbara McGee

    Pastor Lorimer served as an interim pastor at A Mighty Fortress Lutheran Church many years ago. His sermons and presence was so inspirational. Our prayers are with his wife and family.

  • Linda Nordman Smith

    My prayers and love go out to the family of Steven P. Larimer St. Pastor Lorimer is and was a long time friend of the Nordman family whom we all adored. we even declared him as our brother. You will be missed, know you were very much loved and respected !!!

  • Errol and Laura Genois

    We will always remember Pastor Lorimer's comforting words, especially his support for my mother Elsa after the loss of her husband, my father.

  • Errol and Laura Genois

    Fancita and Family,
    We will always remember Pastor Lorimer’s comforting words, especially his support for my mother Elsa after the loss of her husband, my father.

  • Cozette and John Nowak

    Dear Fancita and family,
    This world has lost a wonderful person, one who did everything he possibly could every day to make it a better place. We share your immense sorrow at Steven's loss, and we thank God for allowing us to be blest by his unique ministry.

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