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Janice Lynn Holmes

January 13, 2021 |

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

Janice Lynn Holmes, 65, of McKeesport, passed peacefully on January 7, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Beloved daughter of the late Clarence Wendell and Bessie Marie Grinage Holmes, born January 14, 1955. Janice obtained a Masters in Nursing, Ph.D. in Education, and Ph.D., ABD in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. She received the Master’s in Divinity and a Community Service Award from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Janice pastored Olivet Presbyterian, West Elizabeth, PA.

 
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Emma J. Heflin Smalley

January 07, 2021 |

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

Emma J. Heflin Smalley, 72, departed this life on December 31, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. She was born July 4, 1948, the beloved daughter of the late David Bud Coleman and Minnie Tyree. 

Emma is survived by her loving spouse Jonquin; two sons, Victor Tyree, Vincent Brown of McKeesport; step-son, Deon Smalley; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

 
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Diane L. Maultsby

January 07, 2021 |

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

Diane L. Maultsby, 70, born March 30, 1950, in McKeesport, PA.  The beloved daughter of the late Leroy and Louvata Maultsby, departed this life on January 1, 2021, at home. She was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Maultsby.

Diane is survived by her two daughters, Dr. Tammi (Gregory) Marshall of Pittsburgh, PA, Kesha Epps of Homestead; son, Chad Epps of Duquesne; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; two sisters, Barbara Jefferson of Pittsburgh, Betty Coleman of Homestead; beloved dog, Tasho; extended family, and friends.

 
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Rev. Wilbert A. Wilson

December 30, 2020 |

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

Reverend Wilbert A Wilson, 68, was born October 23, 1952, in McKeesport, PA.  The beloved son of the late Wilbert and Ella Louise (Alred) Wilson, Sr., departed this life on  December 22, 2020, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA. He was preceded in death by his sisters Toni Opong, Rhonda Legget, and Kimberly Wilson.

Woody, as he was affectionately known, graduated from McKeesport High School and attended Chaney State University. He then enlisted into the United States Navy. Later, Woody graduated from Family Bible School, Harty Bible School, and attended The Bethlehem Baptist Church Bible Institute. He retired from the VA in Aspinwall (HJHines) where he served not only the men but was a member of the Honor Guard and a Union Steward as well.

Rev. Woody besides being the cook, gardener, and handyman that never said NO; was also an avid bowler with a high game of 279, one strike away from a perfect game. He was a devoted member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where he was ordained Reverend and became an Associate Minister. He served in the choir and loved being the Ministry Leader of the Men’s Group.

 
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Derrick T. Younger

December 30, 2020 |

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

Derrick T. Younger, 67, was born October 20, 1953 in Pittsburgh, PA.  The beloved son of the late Issac and Elma (Dudley) Younger, departed this life on December 25, 2020 at home with his family by his side.

Derrick is survived by his loving spouse Monica Younger, three sons, Derrick T Younger of San Francisco, CA, Dante Younger of McKeesport, Dorian Younger of North Versailles; daughter, Chivon (Tarus) Smith of White Oak; stepdaughter, Tomika Brown; 9 grandchildren; brother, Dewayne Jeter of Newport News, VA; sister, Shirley Taylor of McKeesport; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

 
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Cynthia Diane Bryant

December 22, 2020 |

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

Cynthia Diane Bryant, 71, died Dec. 16, 2020. She was born to the late James & Mary E. Bryant on March 18, 1949 and was the beloved sister to William “Billy” Bryant (deceased).  She was raised and remained a much loved and adored resident of the West Mifflin (Riverview Homes Association) community. 

After graduating from West Mifflin North High School, Cynthia began her career at US Steel where she worked for a number of years.  After the closing of US Steel she devoted 30 years of service to the accounts payable department at PNC Bank, where she retired in 2015.  While maintaining her many roles, without complaint, Cynthia still found the time to double as the supervisor and seamstress for The Children of Praise Mime Ministry, a role which she immensely enjoyed.

 
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Delfonte Devon Carter

December 17, 2020 |

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

Delfonte Devon Carter, 48, was born July 14, 1972, in McKeesport.  The beloved son of the late Audrey Spencer Carter departed this life on December 4, 2020, at Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A kind gentle soul, Devon, considered everyone a friend.  He was always willing to help someone with his physical strength.  He was an avid Steelers fan who loved sports in general.  A self-professed chef, Devon enjoyed cooking and experimenting with new recipes.  He also enjoyed life according to his own terms.  He was resourceful and reserved who loved to chuckle, even at the silliest of things.

 
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Carnelia Garrett

December 17, 2020 |

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

Carnelia Garrett, 91, of Duquesne, PA departed life peacefully on Saturday December 12, 2020 at Canterbury Place, Lawrenceville, PA.

Carnelia was born August 30, 1929 in McKeesport, PA, daughter of the late Reuben, Sr and Wilmer Reid Lyerly.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Thomas Garrett, sons, Ernie Garrett (Angelic Garrett, Donna Clifford) and Rodney Garrett, brothers, Reuben Lyerly Jr., Eugene Lyerly and Manuel Lyerly.

Carnelia was raised in Clairton, PA, and attended school there.   At a young age, she was baptized at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was employed at one time for K-Mart in South Hills.

Carnelia loved doing hair and graduated from the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy and earned her Beautician License. She was very successful doing hair in her home salon.  She enjoyed spending time with family and socialized at Community Life making new friends, playing games, field trips, and the meals they prepared. Carnelia loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and on any given Sunday she was cheering for them or she would be watching CNN. She was one who never minced words, she would say exactly what was on her mind.

 
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Edward Meador

December 16, 2020 |

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

Edward Meador, 50, was born March 18, 1970, in McKeesport.  The beloved son of Robert (Hazel) L. Meador and Aileen (Holmes) Murray, departed this life on December 8, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Stephen Murray.    

Edward Meador was a father of 4 and loved by his Fiancé, Naimah Williams. He enjoyed Friday night boat rides and whiskey bbq. He loved home-cooked meals, ribs, greens beans, and potatoes; so much so his nickname was Porkchop. He was loved by family and friends. He dedicated his Sundays to reading the bible with his fiancé and praising God.

Edward is survived by his parents, Robert (Hazel) L. Meador and Aileen (Holmes) Murray; children Manisha Tatum, Jonathan Bagley Sr., Chelsea Sherman, Z’lamir Meador-White; brother, Robert Meador Jr of Erie, PA; sister, Stephanie Murray of McKeesport, PA; grandchildren; Keontae Traimere Harrison, Na’sir Javari Tatum Bagley Jr.; nieces, nephews,  extended family and friends.

 
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Sandra Jean Demery

December 15, 2020 |

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

Sandra Jean Demery, 56, was born February 10, 1964, in Whiteville, NC. The beloved daughter of Sarah Demery-Beatty and the late Earl Beatty, Jr., departed this life on December 7, 2020, at Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was preceded in death by her son Daniel Demery, and sister, Linda G. Demery.

Sandra is survived by her mother, Sarah DemeryBeatty; son, Waylon Demery of McKeesport; daughter, K’Neasha Paul of East McKeesport; three grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth (James) Cheatham, Sarah and Sheila Demery; devoted companion of 24 years, Robert Horvath; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
 
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Denise Hilliary

December 10, 2020 |

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

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Denise Hilliary, 62, died suddenly Dec. 4, 2020 at AHN Jefferson Hospital.

Denise was affectionally known as “Niecy” to her closest friends and family. She was born in McKeesport, Pa but was raised and continued to call Clairton, Pa home until she departed. Denise was educated in the Clairton education system, graduating from Clairton HS in 1975 and capped her education by graduating from the ICM School of business shortly after. Denise spent the past 43 years working for Bank of NY Mellon as an Infrastructure Operations Analyst where she was a linchpin for the team.

Denise was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She treasured her children and embraced them and everyone she held close with the love and affection that they required. She is survived by her two daughters, J’Nece (Grady) Nixon, Cierra Hilliary; Two sons, Larry (Crystina) Ferguson, Emmanuel Cottrell; 6 Grandchildren (Trentin, TaNyia, Taj, Tijair, Lexington & Lennox. Sister to Jannice, Jeffery and Jamie, as well as an Aunt to many nieces and nephews.

 
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John "Bobby” Everett Sr.

December 07, 2020 |

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

John "Bobby” Everett Sr., 75, of North Versailles (formerly McKeesport), departed this life Thursday, December 3 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  He was born in Smithdale, Pennsylvania to the late John & Katherine (Ross) Everett. Bobby was a 1963 graduate of West Newton High School & proudly served in the United States Airforce during the Vietnam war where he became a Sergeant in under four years.  He was employed at Guardian Industries in Elizabeth, Pa where he later retired. In his spare time, he enjoyed collecting coins.

 
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Larry Dewayne Hill

December 05, 2020 |

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

Larry Dewayne Hill, 72, was born April 3, 1948, in Pittsburgh, PA.  The beloved son of the late Joshua Hill and Pearl Green departed this life on November 26, 2020. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Ericka Pirl.

He is survived by his son, Demetrius Pirl of West Mifflin; 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Michelle Morris; host of grand nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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Jesse R. Williams

December 05, 2020 |

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

Jesse R. Williams, affectionately known to many as Essie, 66, was born June 12, 1954, in McKeesport, PA.  The beloved son of the late Essie and Tina (Taulton) Williams, he departed this life on December 1, 2020, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Belinda and Patricia Williams.  

Jesse was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. He furthered his education at Youngstown State University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Jesse was a Computer Analyst for Armada Supply Chain Solutions. On November 26, 1983, he married Jeanette McDew and to this union, two children were birthed.

Jesse was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, playing golf and he was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Jesse was loved by so many people because he was the type of man who would do anything for his family and friends. He was the rock of his family and that void can never be filled.

 
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Marilyn Joyce Jackson

November 26, 2020 |

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

Marilyn Joyce Jackson, 67, died Nov. 19, 2020. She was born on May 3, 1953, in Columbia, S.C., to the late Willie Moody and Betty Moody Graham.

Marilyn is a graduate of Hopkins High School in Columbia, SC. She later married the late Albert Jackson and moved to Clairton where she became a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. Marilyn is retired from UPMC McKeesport Hospital, and had worked for JoAnn Fabrics for the past 30 years.

She loved cooking, shopping, sewing, and making blankets.

 
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