Lillian Esteen Knights-Thomas, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Duquesne, passed away March 11, 2017 in Eklunta Estates Alaska. She was born August 18, 1928 in Macon Georgia to the late Rutha Bell Richardson-Hedgepath and the late Morgan Simmons, Jr.,
She was preceded in death by her son, Ralph T. Jones, a grandson George Jones, sisters, Mary L. Woods and Zenette James and was a former member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Matthews of Columbia MD, Laverne Jones of Anchorage, AK, Patricia L. Powell of McKeesport, PA, eleven grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren, host of nieces, nephews and close cousins.
Friends will be received Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran Street, Duquesne, Pennsylvania, where services will immediately follow at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Archie D. Perrin, Jr., officiating.
Interment will follow in the McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, Pennsylvania.
Arrangements entrusted to the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., McKeesport, PA.
Originally published March 14, 2017.