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Vernell J. Stewart

February 19, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Vernell J. Stewart, 78, was born April 24, 1941 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late William and Xnola West; departed this life peacefully on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in Austell, Georgia. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Stewart, brother, Larry Roy West and grandchild Jayemond Bailey.

Vernell graduated from McKeesport High School. She attended CCAC and later became a certified nursing assistant. She worked at UPMC McKeesport Hospital for 32 years until she retired. She met her husband; the late John Stewart and they were married for over 40 years.

Vernell accepted Christ at an early age. She was a faithful member of Petra International Ministries until she moved to Georgia. Vernell served in several capacities, she was a member of the Adult Choir and Usher Board. She loved to read. Her favorite pass time was doing word puzzles.

 
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Vesta Y. Bivins

February 19, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Vesta Y. Bivins, 76 years old of North Versailles, was born October 6, 1943 in Clairton, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Cleavester and Madge Lee Phillips. She departed this life on February 13, 2020 in Forbes Hospital and was also preceded in death by her son Tiron Bivins.

Vesta was a Duquesne High School graduate. She was a Staff Secretary for Westinghouse, and later worked as a Case Coordinator for Children & Youth Services. She met Frank Bivins and they were married for over 52 years.

 
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Felisha Patrice Singleton

February 17, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Felisha Patrice Singleton, 47, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020. She was born on January 1, 1973 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Daughter of the late Lafayette (Reddi) Herriott and Caroline E. Singleton Tolbert. She was also preceded in death by siblings Ameer R. Bentley, Saniah G. Tolbert and grandparents Edward and Sara Herriott and Charles E. Jones, Sr.

Felisha worked at an after-school program at White Oak Elementary School. She was a mental health counselor until her health failed. She leaves a loving family to cherish her memories; sons, Christopher R., Michael A. and Gabe A. Singleton, all of McKeesport, PA; siblings, Alayna E. Tolbert, Raven, Tawnee, and Lafayette Herriott of McKeesport, PA, Jamaica (Jason) Chavis of Pittsburgh; grandmother, Edna Jones of McKeesport; stepfather Tracy Tolbert; stepmother, Camille Herriott; aunts, uncles, a hosts of cousins and friends.

 
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Donald G. Young

February 16, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Donald G. Young, 68, was born on August 4, 1951 to Rocinlus and Bertha Lee Young in Elizabeth, PA. He passed away on February 7, 2020 and was preceded in death by his parents.

He attended school at George Washington. Donald worked at USS Irvin Works as a forklift driver for many years. He married Sandra at Zion Baptist Church in McKeesport. To this union. Donald and Sandra lived in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

Donald is survived by his loving spouse Sandra children Mike Young, Ondre Young and Colleen Thomas; ten grandchildren; one great grandchild; sisters, Barbara Ann Lawrence, Debra Young, Renee Davis, Denise Whatley and Phyllis Bryant; brothers; Charles Young and Robert Young.

 
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Marlene Belland Johnson

February 16, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Marlene Belland Johnson, 74, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2020 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center with her loving daughter, Monique by her side. Marlene was born on July 18, 1945 to the late James Belland and Rose Sallie in McKenzie, Alabama. She was also preceded in death by her son, Anthony Darrell Belland, brothers, James "Slim" Belland, Elbert Belland, Claudie Belland and William Sallie, sister, Ethel May Bargainer.

As a young girl Marlene would travel from Detroit to Clairton frequently to spend time with her family.  Marlene attended and graduated from Northwestern High School in Detroit Michigan. When Marlene moved back to Pa permanently, she began working in the battery production at US Steel and was employed as a CNA for Jefferson Hills Manor. Marlene married Wallace Johnson in 1990. She was a member of Mt. Olive First Baptist Church.

 
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M. Jeanne Dix

February 13, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

M. Jeanne Dix, 90, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania departed this life peacefully Saturday, February 8, 2020 at UPMC East, Monroeville, PA. She was born July 8, 1929, daughter of the late William and Katherine Hemmons Dix. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Carrie Ann Dix James and Patricia Vincenty; brother, William Dix and beloved nephew, Billy Chris James.

Jeanne lived in McKeesport for the majority of her life. After graduating McKeesport High School, she attended Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina for a short time and went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree at Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio.  While there, she joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in 1953 at the historic Zeta Chapter, where she served as the Anti-Basileus.

 
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Kirvy Johnson

February 04, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Kirvy Johnson, 66, of McKeesport died Jan. 31, 2020. He was born on July 18, 1953 to Thelma Johnson and the late John D. Johnson. He attended school at Mon Valley High.

Kirvy is survived by his loving mother, Thelma Johnson, two sisters, Loretha Johnson of Camden, NJ, Lanee (William) Height of Pennsauken, NJ; two brothers, John Johnson, Jr. of Camden, NJ, Antwan (Xiomara) Johnson of Marlton, NJ; nieces, nephews and family and friends.

 
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Reuther Sinkler

February 04, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Reuther Sinkler, 63, died Jan. 30, 2020. He was born May 17, 1956 in McKeesport, PA, son of the late Ruther Sinkler Jr. and Sarah Johnson Sinkler.

Surviving are his three daughters, Jalea Carter of Clairton, PA, Courtney Carter of Clairton, PA, Skylar Carter of Clairton, PA; two brothers, Lawrence Sinkler of Baltimore, MD, Craige Sinkler of Clairton, PA; sister, Catherine Sinkler of Clairton, PA; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 
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Lula Mae Russ-Lennon

January 31, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Lula Mae Russ-Lennon, 95, daughter of the late William Henry and Queen Victoria Shaw Russ was born on May 10, 1924 in Council, North Carolina. She departed this life Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters, Doshia Drakewood and Lily B. Smith; siblings, Viola Beatty, Rather Larkins, Betsy, Willie, Cephus, Raymond, Chester and Joseph (Buster) Russ.

Lula came to Christ at an early age. She joined Kitchen Branch Church, Council, North Carolina and remained faithful there until she moved to Duquesne, Pennsylvania. There she was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church until she met and was married to  James D. Lennon for 41 years. She later joined Macedonia Baptist Church.

While at Macedonia, she became a long-time member for over 70 years. She was President of the Pastor’s Aid Society, Kizzie Clemens Guild, and Gospel Chorus. She served as den mother for the Cub Scouts Pack 316. She also volunteered for over 20 years at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport, PA. She loved cooking for her family and baking for friends as well. She was noted for her Pineapple Upside Down and German Chocolate Cakes.

 
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Vickie J. Powell

January 27, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Vickie J. Powell, 70, of Duquesne, daughter of the late Jean Neal, passed away on  January 24, 2020 at home. Vickie was born on February 11, 1949 in Bolton, NC. She was a devoted wife to Charles Powell.   She was a Nursing Assistant at UMPC McKeesport. As a member of Payne Chapel A.M.E, she served on the missionary and culinary ministries. She was preceded in death by her mother, son, Leroy Powell, and brothers; James and Jamont Neal.

Vickie is survived by her loving spouse of Charles Powell, son, Antwan C (Tamika) Demery of Hampton, VA; Laverne and Rhonda Demery of Duquesne, PA, Tevin, Ibn, Tre'Von and Geena Powell of Duquesne, PA; 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; siblings Judy (Mark) Jones, Reverend Hazel (Vernon) Kelly, Kim Neal, Jeana (Kenneth) Bryant; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

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 Services
Visitation
Monday
January 27, 2020
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Payne Chapel A.M.E.
601 Priscilla Ave.
Duquesne, PA 15110
 
Funeral Service
Tuesday
January 28, 2020
11:00 AM
Payne Chapel A.M.E.
601 Priscilla Ave.
Duquesne, PA 15110
 


Timothy Chavis

January 27, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Timothy Chavis, 56, son of Nancy Chavis and the late James Chavis, Sr. was born on July 9, 1963, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He passed away on January 19, 2020, in Erie, PA. He was preceded in death by father, James Chavis, Sr. and brother Toni Chavis.

Tim or Timmy, as he was affectionately known, played Varsity football and graduated from McKeesport High School in 1981. He enlisted in the United States Army. He was very Industrious & worked many trades throughout Mckeesport/Pittsburgh/Erie,  Pennsylvania area

Tim loved music, chess, checkers, sports & loved to help others. He loved his family & his family loved him. When in town, Tim attended Kingdom Come Ministries in Clairton, Pa.

 
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Franswal Warren Rice

January 23, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Franswal Warren Rice, 51, of Clairton, passed away on January 15, 2020. He was born on July 10, 1968 to Wanda Howard and the late Henry Rice. Franswal, affectionately known as “Frankie,” graduated from Clairton High School. He is survived by his loving daughter, Janelle  Rice of Pittsburgh, PA; two grandsons, Jay'zon and Dae’Jour Rice, two sisters, Tiffany  Richardson and LaWanna Rice of Clairton, PA; two brothers, Christopher Rice of Clairton, PA, Fred  Taylor of Duquesne, PA; step mother, Rosa Lee Rice, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 
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Shirley K Jones

January 23, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Shirley K. Jones, 63, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, passed away on  January 18, 2020 at UMPC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. She was born on October 5, 1956, to Clarence and Georgia Petty in Henryville, Indiana. She married Norman Jones and from this union, one daughter was birthed. Shirley worked as a Dental Assistant. Shirley is survived by her loving spouse Norman Jones; daughter, Alexis M Jones of McKeesport, PA.

 
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Jeffrey “Eb” Jackson

January 22, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Jeffrey “Eb” Jackson, 65, of West Mifflin, departed this life on January 20, 2020. Jeffrey was born February 28, 1955 in Elizabeth PA and was the son of the late Howard C. Jackson Sr. and Erma Sally Jackson.

He was a graduate of Clairton High School and was employed by US Steel, North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company, Duquesne Family Support Center and Goodwill Industries of Lawrenceville, PA.

Jeffrey was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Duquesne, Pennsylvania where he served as Vice-President of the Hospitality Ministry. He was also a devoted member of the Pastor’s Aide Ministry and the Trustee Ministry.  Jeffrey was a hard worker for his church and he will be sadly missed.

 
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Enrico L. Patterson

January 22, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Enrico L. Patterson, 48, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020. He was born on July 17, 1971, to the late Terrence Lattimore and Iris Marshall at McKeesport Hospital. Enrico worked as a Bartender for Manor Theater. Enrico is survived by his son Warren Waite; sister, Brandy Marshall; brother, James Louis Marshall, IV; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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