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Thomas Carl Wilson Sr.

January 30, 2023 |

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

Thomas Carl Wilson Sr. of Smithdale, Pennsylvania died peacefully at home on January 18, 2023.  He was born in Fitz Henry, Pennsylvania on March 2, 1933.

He was the son of William Lloyd Wilson Sr and Florence Lydia Miller Wilson, the grandson of LaRoyal Wilson Sr/ Marcella Boone and David Miller/Parthenia Reeves, David Miller was born a slave in Virginia.  He is survived by his wife Gloria Dixon Wilson of Smithdale, daughters, Yvonne Carol Riley of Pittsburgh, Prudence Diane Norman of Pittsburgh, Nicola Jean Houston of Smithdale; sons Rev. Thomas Carl Wilson Jr (Jeanette) of Macon, Georgia, Kenneth Edward Wilson of Smithdale, Joseph Daryl Wilson (Theresa) of Indianapolis, and Dwayne Earl Wilson of Pittsburgh; sister Gladys Maria Isbell of Silver Springs, Maryland, and brothers David LaRoyal Wilson of McKeesport and John Albert Wilson of Greensburg; 12 grandchildren (Shannon, Christopher, Lauren, Chantel, Jasmine, Molly, AJ, Alysha, Joey, Morgan, Caitlyn, and Timothy) and 8 great-grandchildren (Carson, Lyric, Tori, CeeJay, Roman, Karter, Gabby, and Leighton).  He was preceded in death by his parents William Lloyd Wilson Sr and Florence Lydia Miller, brothers James Edward Wilson, William Lloyd Wilson Jr, and Kenneth Jerome Wilson, sisters Mary Ellen Wilson, Florence Miller Abbott, and Doris Jean Farmer, and grandson Ian Joseph Riley.

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Rhonda Renee Rodgers

January 16, 2023 |

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

Rhonda Renee Rodgers, 67, born December 17, 1955, died January 11, 2023. Arrangements are in care of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

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Chad’Juan Maurice Neal Sr.

January 16, 2023 |

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

Chad’Juan Maurice Neal Sr., of Duquesne, was born August 4, 1993, in Pittsburgh, PA. He was the beloved son to Jenica Randolph and the late Carloto Rarji Neal Sr.

Chad’Juan departed this life on January 8, 2023, at West VA Medical Center.

Chad graduated from East Allegheny High School where he played football and basketball. He furthered his education at All State School of Business for Welding. He also worked at Arch Masonry for brick laying. Chad’Juan attended church with his family at Trinity Church of God In Christ in McKeesport. He was in the youth choir and a junior usher.

Chad’Juan had a smile that would light up a room! He enjoyed listening to music and watching or attending sports events. Most importantly, Chad’Juan loved his children and his family. He will be truly missed.

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Rebecca Johnson

December 28, 2022 |

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

Rebecca Johnson, 78, affectionately known as “Becky” of Duquesne, PA was born March 31, 1944, in Marion Junction, Alabama and reared in Selma, Alabama. She was the beloved daughter to the late Louis and Lenora (Pharr) Walker. Becky departed this life on December 14, 2022 in Shadyside Hospital.

Becky attended Perry County School in Marion Junction, Alabama. Becky was employed at McKeesport Hospital for over 36 years where she retired. Becky was truly family oriented; she loved her family. Becky loved going to the dog and horse races and sometimes bingo. She loved traveling and meeting new people. Becky loved the beauty salon she went every weekend. Everyone knew Becky loved the Lord, no matter where Becky went or who you were, she always expressed her love for the Lord. When Becky’s health began to decline, she moved back to Pittsburgh and resided with her daughter Sarah Walker of Penn Hills, PA. Sarah took great care of her mother. Becky you are and will be forever missed! She spent a lot of time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She made sure her family knew about the Lord. Becky was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Duquesne, PA before she moved to Selma, Alabama.

While living in Selma Alabama, she attended Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church.

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Evelyn Houston

December 28, 2022 |

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

Evelyn Houston, 69 of McKeesport was born on August 9, 1953. The beloved daughter of Harold and Essie (Hudson) Hines, on Friday, December 9, 2022, Evelyn completed her transition and went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  She was at home surrounded by her memories and what she held dear. Evelyn left this world the same way she lived her life, she did it “her way”.

Evelyn graduated from Thomas Jefferson H.S. and furthered her education by attending nursing courses. She later married Albert Houston Sr., and from this union, three sons were born (Albert Jr, Jesse, and David).

She leaves to cherish her memory: Sons: Albert Houston, Jr. of Reading, PA, Jesse Houston, and David (Natasha) of Pittsburgh, PA; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; Sisters: Helen Brown, McKeesport, PA, and Carol Heller, N, Versailles, PA; Brother: Anthony Hines, Clairton, PA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.

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Lisa Darlene Johnson

December 19, 2022 |

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

Lisa Darlene Johnson, 65, daughter of the late Conrad Johnson Jr. and the late Florence Smith Ford departed this life on November 19, 2022, at home.  

Lisa attended Elizabeth Forward High School.  Lisa enjoyed shopping and eating out. Her passion was being with her family and friends that she loved dearly.  

She was a member of the Trinity Church of God in Christ.  It was there that she gave her heart to the Lord.  She took pleasure in faithfully coming to the Friday and Sunday night services.  This is something that she looked forward to doing every weekend.  It was through her experience with God that she was able to overcome great challenges in her life.  It was through God’s power that Lisa was able to live a good and peaceful life. 

Over the years, Lisa has had many dear friends in her apartment complex.  Often after Friday night services, she would want to stop and grab snacks for her friends, they would eat and enjoy watching their favorite television shows.  Lisa loved God and loved people.  She will certainly be missed.

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Ennis Jordon Davis

December 19, 2022 |

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

Ennis Jordon Davis, daughter of the late Jackie Renee Davis and Ennis Nash, transitioned to be with her Lord on November 24, 2022. Ennis was born and raised in Clairton, PA, and attended and graduated from Clairton High School, class of 2009. She then went on to attend the Bradford School of Business. After working several jobs Ennis found her niche in the Home Health Care and Services field. Ennis was always very creative and had entrepreneurial skills. She could create the most beautiful gift baskets, decorations for holidays, chocolate-covered strawberries, treats, centerpieces, etc. Ennis was a funny person and could be the most hilarious one at our family gatherings (next to her uncle Gov). She loved her family, but Ennis loved her son Santino beyond measure as she would say “ That’s my Sanman I’ll kill a rock for him”.

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Mark Ammon Maletta

December 19, 2022 |

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

Mark Ammon Maletta, 62, of Duquesne, affectionately known as son, brother, uncle, dad, pap pap, friend, and “True,” died December 8, 2022. Mark was the beloved son to the late James and Norma Jean (Sparks) Maletta.

Mark was a graduate of Clairton High School, Class of 1978. After graduation, Mark enlisted into the United States Army, along with his lifelong friend Jimmy Nash, where he worked as a mechanic. Mark was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas and later stationed in Germany. Mark enjoyed his Germany days which allowed him to travel to beautiful countries in Europe. 

Mark attended Rosedale Technical Institute earning a degree in Diesel Mechanics. Mark was employed by several companies including Midas Muffler, Meineke, and later Greyhound. Mark then met the love of his life Carla McPherson-Love. In 1988, Mark and Carla gave birth to their son Ian James Ammon Maletta, which he referred to as "his life." Carla and Mark remained loving friends and great parents. Later, Mark married Carol Maletta and had an extended family with her children Randy and Leah. Mark later was employed at Superior Windows and became a supervisor. Mark was also hired with CVS Pharmacy, traveling the east coast doing carpentry, maintenance, etc. Along with his full-time employment, Mark also was self-employed with his brother Norman starting their business Maletta Construction. He always had a job to do, carpentry, painting, mechanics, etc.

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Phyliss Ewell

November 25, 2022 |

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

Phyliss Ewell, 71, died November 19, 2022. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday November 26, 2022 at Divine Restoration Church, 100 S 7th Street, Duquesne, PA 15110, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 12 noon. Arrangements are in care of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.


Quanisha Lashay Ball

November 25, 2022 |

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

Quanisha Lashay Ball, 31, of McKeesport, PA passed away on November 17, 2022. Quanisha was born on September 20, 1991 to Courtney Tompkins & Clarence Ball, Sr. in Pittsburgh, PA.

Quanisha also known as Q, spent her younger years growing up in McKeesport, PA with her siblings where she enjoyed playing softball, basketball and mimed for Macedonia Church of Duquesne. She also enjoyed being a member of LaRosa boys and girls club.  

After graduating high school in 2010, Quanisha moved to Port Vue, PA where she established her independence. She worked for Walmart for 5+ years, Aramark for 10+ years and UPMC where she started in the cafeteria before she worked her way up to an office position at Western Psych. All of the jobs, Quanisha worked hard and excelled to higher levels alongside her sister Alexis before she embarked on her new journey and chapter in Decatur, GA. While in Georgia, Quanisha continued to flourish and blossom into her own womanhood.  Q found her niche at Emory Winship Cancer Institute where she felt at home and touched many hearts by assisting her patients.

Quanisha’s life was filled with love laughter and beautiful memories. Quanisha had a heart of gold. She loved to give and make those closest to her happy, especially her nieces and nephews who she adored. She enjoyed shopping, music, daily FaceTime conversations with her family and traveling. Quanisha enjoyed experiencing new things and going to new cities; Vegas being her favorite. She was in love with fashion with a big affection for her hats, Q had her own unique and beautiful style. Last but not least, if you knew Q, you knew she had a strong endearment for her wife, Rihanna.

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Pat Laverne Patrick

November 25, 2022 |

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

Pat Laverne Patrick, 65, of McKeesport, PA. passed away peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2022, at home. She was the loving daughter of Clarence and Dorsie Patrick. 

Pat was born November 2, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York. Pat attended McKeesport area high school; she worked as a Home Care Assistant in the McKeesport area.

Pat is survived by her mother, Dorsie Patrick daughter, Christina Francis of McKeesport, PA, son, Samuel (Krista) Francis of Arlington, TX, granddaughter Amahni Cargile, sister, Melinda (Kay) Patrick, brother, Clarence Patrick Jr, all of McKeesport PA, sister, Pam Bledsoe of Long Island, NY, her two favorite nieces, Chskeela and Ebony Patrick, of McKeesport PA, lifelong friends, Warren Francis and Ronald Sawyer, and a host of family and friends.

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Mabel Juliet “Judy” Lawson

November 14, 2022 |

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

Mabel Juliet “Judy” Lawson, 84, died November 5, 2022. She was born on September 8th, 1938, at Braddock Hospital. She was raised in Rankin, PA. At just 10 years of age, Ms. Inez taught her how to iron. She used this to help her transition into what would become years of domestic work. She began her career at Presbyterian Hospital working in the housekeeping department. She worked there until retiring in, 2000. She then worked odd jobs as a personal housekeeper, jitney driver at Big How’s Car Service, and as a companion. Mabel became a member of both the Duquesne Family Support Center and Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.

She enjoyed talking on the phone and watching The Young and the Restless, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, and her Western Shows. Early in her retirement, following the passing of her daughter Lisa, she took guardianship of her two granddaughters Anitra and Jaquayla, her pride and joy. She often referred to them as Baby doll and Sugar babe. She cared for them up until her passing.

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Patrick S. Massung

October 13, 2022 |

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

Patrick S. Massung, 86, of White Oak, PA. was born March 17, 1936, in McKeesport, PA.  He was the beloved son of the late Lawrence and Sarah (Neel) Massung. Patrick departed this life on October 10, 2022, in White Oak, PA. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Ruth (Haberland) Massung and son, Edward Massung.

He was self-employed with his own Construction Company, Four Tire businesses also worked at the Copperweld in Glassport, PA, and had many other working skills. He would be known as a “Jack of all trades.”

He loved gardening, hunting, canning, his lift chair, and reading the bible, the most.

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De'Jour Duncan

October 13, 2022 |

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

De'Jour Duncan, born January 7, 2022, died October 6, 2022.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2022 at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind Street, McKeesport, PA 15132, where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m.

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Jackie Renee Davis

October 07, 2022 |

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

Jackie Renee Davis, 64, of McKeesport, was born March 30, 1958, in McKeesport, PA. She was the beloved daughter of Julius and the late Patricia Ann (Davis) Wright.

Jackie departed this life on September 30, 2022, in Pittsburgh, PA. She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Davis Wright, and her oldest brother Kevin D. Davis.

She attended school at McKeesport Area School District where she graduated class of 1977 and continued her education at CCAC Allegheny Campus. Jackie worked as a CNA for over 15 years. Jackie lived in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

Jackie was a very sweet and mild-mannered person with a loving and caring heart. Taking care of children as far back as the “Louise Child Care” Program providing In-Home Day Care services. Later she was employed with Duquesne School System Food Service Program. From there she went on to utilize her Nursing Certification with Helping Homes Inc. and PRN Home Health Care Agency.

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