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Steve Hampton

May 22, 2024 |

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

Steve Hampton, 66, of Pittsburgh, was born June 6, 1957, in Cleveland, OH. He was the beloved son of the late Marion Hampton and Elizabeth Dinky (Mitchell) Dumas.

Steve, affectionately known as “Stevie”, was the sixth out of his nine siblings.

He graduated from Clairton High School. Over the years, Stevie held various jobs such as a laborer in the construction industry and assisting those in need with transportation. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He took pride and was devoted to caring for his son, Tyrell.

 
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Janene M. Scott

April 29, 2024 |

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

Janene M. Scott, 53, of Clairton, was born on April 24, 1970, in McKeesport, PA. She was the beloved daughter of John and Chaneta Johnson Scott and Yancey Lee Norris III

Janene attended and graduated from West Mifflin High School. Janene obtained work in the medical field as a Medical Receptionist.

Janene was Baptist by faith, she attended Jerusalem Baptist Church in Duquesne, PA with her grandmother, Mrs. John Scott in her youth.

Janene loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed baking and cooking various African dishes. During her stay at the nursing home she would order cheeseburgers and chocolate chip cookies every day! Janene was also an avid cat lover. She enjoyed her furry family as well.

 
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Elease Yvonne Ingram

April 22, 2024 |

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

Elease Yvonne Ingram was born April 21, 1957,  in McKeesport, PA, the youngest child of the late Sam and Lessie Mae (Graham) Ingram. Her eternal peace and rest with the Lord came on April 6th, 2024 and it was well with her soul.

Elease was educated in the Clairton School System, attending Shaw Avenue (elementary) and Clairton Junior and Senior High School, graduating in June 1975. It was during her school years that Elease learned the power of building relationships and, while still staying true to her reserved and quiet nature. Despite being a quiet student, she was well-liked and easily recognized as one of the many Ingrams that, attended the Clairton Public Schools.

 
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Cornell David McFarland

April 15, 2024 |

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

Cornell David McFarland, 62, died February 15, 2024. He was born at McKeesport Hospital on June 18, 1961. He was the sixth child of Woodrow and Evelyn McFarland. He was baptized and an active member of Morningstar Baptist Church in Clairton, PA. He sang in the Youth and Junior Church Choir. At an early age he played baseball for the Clairton Junior Roysters and football for the Clairton Youth Football League.

During his high school years, he played football for the Clairton Bears. He went on to graduate from Clairton High School in 1979. After graduation, he worked as a US Steel Mill Worker for several years. He was blessed with his first son Lance Henderson. Cornell then moved to Long Beach, CA in 1985, where he met his lovely wife, Martha. They were blessed to have three sons together Jermaine, Jermey, Jeremiah, and a bonus son Lamont.

Cornell began his career as a warehouse worker and forklift driver for several companies in Long Beach. He was a dedicated worker and took pride in his job. He was a member of Love Unlimited Community Church where he was on the Usher Board. Cornell was a nice and gentle man who loved his family and friends. He enjoyed family gatherings, barbequing in the backyard for his church, and watching the Steelers with his brother Jimmy.

He left a lasting impression on everyone who he met. He was lovable, kind, and had a great sense of humor. Cornell was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Terry Clark, and sons Jermey and Jeremiah.

 
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Daisy Louise (Curry) Simmons

April 02, 2024 |

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

Daisy Louise (Curry) Simmons, 87, died March 19, 2024. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2024, at Fresh Word Ministries, 119 South 5th St., Duquesne, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2024. Interment will follow in Homewood Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc.

 


Latoya Lynn Bentley

March 29, 2024 |

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

Latoya Lynn Bentley was born June 29, 1977, in McKeesport, PA. The daughter of the late Phyllis Bentley of McKeesport, PA. and, James Preston McKissick of McKeesport, PA.

Latoya was educated in McKeesport Area Schools. After graduating high school, Latoya worked at McKeesport Hospital in the area of hospital sterilization and was also a Nurses Aid working in Home Health Care.

Latoya loved the Lord and loved going to church. She always took her grandkids to church with her.

She was affectionately known as “Toy” by all who knew her. She was a great mother, very supportive and caring.  After the passing of her mother, she became the backbone of her family.

 
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Arnetta Elaine Walker

March 29, 2024 |

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

Arnetta Elaine Walker, 59, of Duquesne, was born March 27, 1964, in Homestead, PA.  She was the beloved daughter of the late Emory Jr. and Christine (Swayzer) Mariner, granddaughter of the late Dixie and Etta Mae (Morton) Swayzer.

Arnetta was a 1982 graduate of Steel Valley High School. She later furthered her education at Florida A&M University (FAMU) studying social work.

Arnetta’s first job as a teenager was at Giant Eagle; after attending college she worked as a corrections officer for the Florida Department of Corrections in Ocala, Florida. When Arnetta moved back to Homestead, she began working with troubled youth at the Whale’s Tale and The Academy before going to work at the PA Department of Human Services at the Public Welfare Office where she was currently still employed having 23 years.

 
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Joyce M. King

March 26, 2024 |

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

Joyce M. King, age 80, of West Mifflin, was born September 30, 1943, in Pittsburgh, PA, to the late John and Marie Arnold. Joyce passed away on March 20, 2024, in Bridgeville, PA.

Joyce's journey through life was marked by a commitment to learning, service, and family. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and earned an Associate's Degree from CCAC before furthering her education at Waynesburg College. For 22 years, she dedicated her talents to Allegheny Ludlum before retiring in 1998. Even in retirement, Joyce continued to serve, taking on various secretarial roles for over 21 years, including positions at Holiday Inn and AAA.

Joyce cherished her family and found joy in celebrating their milestones, big and small. Her love for her children and grandchildren was evident in the way she supported and celebrated their many accomplishments. On any given day, you may find her in the aisles of Sam’s Club gathering ingredients for her delicious green beans, collard greens, fried chicken, and pretzel salad. She also had a fondness for shopping, Hershey’s chocolate with almonds, an ice cold Pepsi, cheering on her Steelers, and sending a long and loving text message.

A devout Christian, Joyce's unwavering faith was the cornerstone of her life. She found joy and purpose as a loyal member of Morning Star Baptist Church where she was baptized on June 28, 1982. Throughout her years of service, she actively participated in various ministries, holding key roles such as Treasurer of the Pastor’s Aide and secretary of the Jerome Stevenson Bible School. She proudly graduated as a member of the inaugural class from the Jerome Stevenson Bible School on May 25, 2013, after four years of diligent study and service. Recognized as a respected leader within her church community, Joyce also initiated a computer literacy program, teaching and empowering dozens during weekly classes, and also generously shared her skills with the AV Team.

 
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Alice Hampton

March 22, 2024 |

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

Alice Hampton, 69, transitioned from this life on March 17, 2024, in Pittsburgh, PA.  She was born on October 07, 1954, to the late and beloved parents Lucian Kimbrew and Arvella Copeland Kimbrew. She was preceded in death by her son: Samuel Hampton Jr.; brothers Kenneth Kimbrew, Lucious Kimbrew, and Timothy Kimbrew; sisters Genetta Kimbrew Boston Mann, Viola Kimbrew, and Hazel Cochran.

Alice Hampton graduated from Clairton High School and Bradford Business School with an associate degree in business. She also was a Sunday school teacher at Shiloh Baptist Church in Library, PA under the Pastoral Leadership of James T. Gilliam for many years.  Alice continued to pursue her passion to build up various generations of youth, by opening Hampton Daycare Center out of her home in McKeesport, PA. She utilized her ministry gifts to nurture and teach the young with great patience, passion, love, and wisdom, this created an opportunity for her to become certified to teach. Alice was often requested to participate in Childcare Developmental Seminars as an instructor to enhance their knowledge and skills and to equip them better to support the needs of the children and families that they serve.

 
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Terra Evon (West) Matthews

March 12, 2024 |

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

Terra Evon (West) Matthews, 69, died March 8, 2024. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1350 Locust Street, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15. Interment at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery will follow. Arrangements are in care of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home.

 


Norene (Walton) Burton

March 08, 2024 |

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

Norene (Walton) Burton was born on December 21, 1963, to the late Murther Lee Bryant and Willie Walton in McKeesport, PA.

Norene was educated in the McKeesport public school system. She married her high school sweetheart and next-door neighbor who joined the Navy and was stationed on the West Coast in Seattle, Washington and later Stationed in Alameda, California. When she and her family moved to California, she furthered her education at the Peralta Community College. In the early nineties, she worked as a legal secretary for agencies which provided her with the opportunity to work in various locations within Alameda County.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, baking, playing games, and being creative. In her spare time, Norene enjoyed witnessing to others about Jesus Christ and was a devoted member of True Vine Baptist Church in Oakland, CA.

 
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Clark R. Barber

March 01, 2024 |

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

Clark R. Barber of McKeesport, was born November 1, 1977, in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved son of Jerome (Kimberly) Eugene Sawyer and Anita Barber.

Clark attended school in the McKeesport School District. He had various jobs in the past, his last employment was as a Dietary Aid for the Southwestern Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Mifflin, PA.

Clark loved spending time with his children, family, and friends. Although he enjoyed all sports, Clark was an avid Steelers Fan! He loved listening to music and various rap artists. Clark was a member of the LaRosa Boys Club in his youth. He was a well-loved young man and was considered a McKeesport Legend.

 
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Wilma Jean Spence

March 01, 2024 |

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

Wilma Jean Spence, 84, beloved daughter of the late Isaac Mabon Webb and Helen Inez Jeffries Webb, departed this life peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at her home in Braddock, PA. 

Wilma was born on November 2, 1939, in Wheeling, WV, and was one of eighteen children.  She was raised in Wheeling, WV, and later came to live in the North Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA in 1957.  Wilma graduated from The Pittsburgh Beauty Academy with a cosmetology degree and also earned a degree in culinary arts.  In 1982, Wilma settled her family in Clairton, PA where she raised and loved her six children.  She was employed by Allegheny County Youth Programs where she worked as a lunch coordinator. 

As a young adult, Wilma played softball and was a proclaimed accurate left-handed pitcher.  Her brother Donnie has a scar on his forehead to prove her accuracy in pitching.  She was an avid reader of Harlequin Romance novels and many different types of mystery novels.  She enjoyed Westerns and watching football especially her favorite team, the Cleveland Browns.  She liked to garden, BBQ, and spending time in the kitchen cooking for her family; everyone’s favorite dish was her famous macaroni and cheese.  Wilma, affectionally called “Nana” by her grandchildren, loved being a grandmother and great-grandmother and was a major presence in their lives. 

Wilma gave her life to Christ at a very young age.  She could recite the bible scripture word for word and has been a long-standing member of the Church of Christ.  She was a member of the White Oak Church of Christ, Homewood Church of Christ, and later became a member of the McKeesport Church of Christ.

Wilma was preceded in death by her three sons, Willie Coles, DeWayne Keith Coles, and Dale Sean Coles, Sr.; daughter, Willa “Dee Dee” Coles; father, Isaac Mabon Webb and mother, Helen Inez Jeffries Webb; sisters, Virginia Taylor, Elizabeth Webb, Edna Thompson, and Paula Webb; brothers, Raymond Webb, Floyd Webb, James Webb, Burke Webb, and Paul Webb; grandson, Damian Keith Coles, granddaughter, Kyra Evans; great-grandson, Kevin Joseph Coles III; husband, Leonard Spence; former husband, Elmer Coles, Jr.; and devoted companion, Paul Foster. 

Wilma is survived by her beloved children: three sons, Elmer Coles, III of Pittsburgh, PA, Kevin (Evette) Coles, Sr. of Penn Hills, PA, and Kareem (Kathleen) Coles, Sr. of Murrieta, CA; daughter, Tonya (Gerald) Coles-Mitchell of Monessen, PA, and stepdaughter, Mona (Spence) Sizemore of Penn Hills, PA; 85 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby (Willie) Dukes of Duquesne, PA; two brothers, Donald (LaVaughn) Webb of Bridgeville, PA and Robert (Blanche) Webb of McKeesport, PA; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Wilma Jean (Webb) Spence, please visit our floral store.

 


Theodore Alvin Saunders

March 01, 2024 |

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

Theodore Alvin Saunders, 63, of McKeesport, was born on April 27, 1960, in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved son of Ruth Mathews and the late George Saunders.

Theodore attended school in the Elizabeth Forward School district where he graduated. He enlisted in the United States Air Force. Theodore worked in construction; his last place of employment was at Sara Catholic Church in the janitorial department.  

Theodore was a member of the Gospel of Jesus Church in Duquesne, PA.

Theodore loved watching movies, cheering on his Steelers, swimming, and enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews.

 
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Gloria Dean (Barber) Phelps

March 01, 2024 |

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

Gloria Dean (Barber) Phelps, 75, died February 29, 2024. Arrangements are in care of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 
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