Margaret Jane Lancaster

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | May 27, 2020

Margaret Jane Lancaster, 76, of McKeesport, passed away in the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. She was born March 27, 1944 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Albert Lancaster and Bertha (Derr)  Lancaster Thomas. She was a member of Kephart United Methodist Church in McKeesport and had worked for the former G.C. Murphy Co. Warehouse in Christy Park and the former Isaly's in Southland and White Oak. It was not unusual for Margaret to call with prayer requests. She loved to spend time on the phone, praying with her prayer partners. Margaret had her own card ministry.

Anyone who received cards from her usually had something in them and to some, became known as their care package. Margaret's desire was that people know how much she loved Jesus. She is survived by many cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Clarence Thomas. Friends are welcome Thursday, May 28, 2020 from  10:00 am to 12:00 noon, at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Private family service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 12:00 noon with Pastor Martin Smith, officiating. Due to the current CDC restrictions, only 25 people are permitted in the funeral home at one time.  All visitors must wear a mask. Upon arriving, you may be asked to wait until others leave the building. Private interment will be at the Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg.  The family wishes to thank Margaret's caregiver, Lakisha Gray , for her kindness and compassion over the last eight years. Condolences may be made at

Originally published May 27, 2020.

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