Steven Lamar Abrams went home to his Father on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Born on September 6, 1968 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the beloved son of Thomas and Laura Abrams.
Steven loved to spend time going on car rides with Thomas, always making sure the seatbelts were buckled and the radio was on. He also loved listening to music, especially Aretha Franklin, and watching television. Steven always wanted to watch the television so he could watch the singers as they performed. One of his favorite things to do was eat because Steven loved food. He loved when he could have his pizza (LaRosa’s being his favorite) or when he could eat some chicken.
While Steven enjoyed food and music, nothing made him happier than being able to go home. Steven was born with autism and was living for many years at the Southwest Ohio Developmental Center. On the weekends, he loved being able to stop for some McDonald’s hamburger and fries and then heading home to be with his parents. He always knew when it was time to go home and would tell Thomas, “One Week” until it was time again. Being home with Thomas and Laura was the most important thing to him.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rospert and Mary Kidd, Thomas and Mabel Abrams and Charles and Doris Lewis; his aunt Robin Lewis Jackson; and his uncles Rodney Anderson and Steven Laurel Abrams.
Along with his parents, Thomas and Laura, Steven is also survived by his sister, Tanya Abrams; niece Margo; four uncles, Stewart, David, Charles and Myron Abrams; four aunts, Brenda Parker, Marian Abrams, Stacey Abrams and Hattie Royston; and a host of other family members and friends.
The family would like to thank all the staff and residents in Cottage 700 at the Southwest Ohio Developmental Center for taking care of Steven all the years that he spent there. This was Steve’s second home and family for 37 years.