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Towanda Cager

January 25, 2022 |

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

Towanda Cager, 58, of McKeesport, was born November 11, 1963, in Pittsburgh, PA. She was the beloved daughter to Douglas Carter and Frances (Stewart) Cager.

She attended school at Westinghouse High School. Towanda worked as a CNA for Riverside Nursing Home. Towanda and lived in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Towanda was a homebody, she the youngest of nine children. She enjoyed playing games and talking on her phone and watching old movies on the television.

Towanda departed this life on January 3, 2022, at UPMC Hospital in McKeesport PA. She was preceded in death by Her parents, father Douglas Carter and mother, Frances (Stewart) Cager, brother, Alfred Johnson, sister, Doreen Hall, brother, Randolph Stewart, sister, Deborah Thomas.

 
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Garlen Larry Webb

January 25, 2022 |

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

Garlen Larry Webb, 70, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania was born August 29, 1951, in Bluefield, Virginia. He was the beloved son of the late Bond G. Webb and Ruth (Swanson) Webb. Garlen was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Barber School. As a local Barber in the McKeesport area, he was well known. Garlen departed this life on January 18, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital in McKeesport, PA.

 
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Phillip Leslie “Les” Gadson

January 25, 2022 |

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

Phillip Leslie “Les” Gadson, 72, of Jefferson Hills, was born July 30, 1949, in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved son of Eva (George) Robinson and Harold Gadson. He departed this life on January 13, 2022, in Jefferson Hills, PA.

Les spent his formative years in New York City where he acquired his thirst for city life and Afrocentric culture. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. He was also a graduate of Robert Morris University where he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism. As a life-long learner, he also attended Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa where he studied consciousness and human potential.

Following his tenure in Iowa, Les created life in Washington, D.C. with a community of fellow meditators. While in D.C. he had a long career that enabled him to travel throughout the country to attend jazz festivals. Les was an avid jazz enthusiast and purist who also loved to read and study the impact of civil rights movements.

Les relocated to Pennsylvania in 2018 although he continued to travel to D.C. until his death.

 
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Mary Smiley

January 21, 2022 |

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

Mary Smiley, 66, of McKeesport, was born March 10, 1955, in Birmingham, Alabama She was the beloved daughter to Ethel Smiley. She was raised in Chicago, Illinois, and later moved to McKeesport where she lived for the last 22 years. Mary departed this life on January 2, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport. She was preceded in death by her mother. She leaves behind so many families and friends that she truly loved. Anyone that ever met her loved her from the start. You were never just a friend; you would always be family. Mary is survived by her loving two daughters, Tina Smiley and LaDonna Smiley; three sons, Charles Smiley, Marcus Smiley, William Smiley; all of McKeesport PA., Life-long Partner, Billy Knight; 31 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Services are private and are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Smiley, please visit our floral store.

 


Stephanie Ann (Bryant) Franklin

January 07, 2022 |

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

Stephanie Ann (Bryant) Franklin, 63, died January 1, 2022. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 11, 2022, at the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, PA 15132. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Zion Baptist Church, 1300 Locust St., McKeesport, PA 15132.

 


Sarah Ellen Demery

January 05, 2022 |

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

Sarah Ellen Demery, 60, of Pittsburgh, PA, was born August 16,1961, in Whiteville North Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of Sarah L. (Demery) Beatty. Sarah departed this life on December 27, 2021, at Jefferson Hospital in Clairton, PA.

Sarah worked for various employers in the food service industry, Popeyes and Shop n Save, deli department.

She had two beautiful children. Natasha Demery and Dane Mitchell. Sarah lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sarah loved to work and spending time with her family. She loved cooking and trying new recipes.

 
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Sandra Louise James Carter

January 05, 2022 |

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

Sandra Louise James Carter was born on January 8, 1947, in McKeesport, PA to the late Woodrow Wilson James Sr. and the late Clara Louise Hunter James.  Sandy, as she was affectionately called was the youngest child born to this union.  Sandy made her transition to her heavenly home on Friday, December 24th, 2021, and was preceded in death by her parents Woodrow W. James Sr. and Clara L. Hunter James; her brother Woodrow W. James Jr., and sister Ollie Mae Hunter Berger (Robert).  Beloved In-laws, Rev. Dr. Cornelius and Claressa J. Carter Jr.

Sandy was raised and received her primary education in Clairton, PA, and later expanded her education earning a B.S Degree in Education from Wilberforce University and Master’s degree in Education from California University of Pennsylvania.  After college Sandy returned to Pittsburgh and on December 23, 1972, married Cornelius J. Carter IV, they had two sons: Cornelius (CJ) and Eric.

An educator in the Pittsburgh Public School District from 1968 to 1999.  Sandy taught, molded, and sharpened thousands of young minds over the course of her teaching career at Beltzhoover and Robert L. Vann Elementary Schools.  In addition to teaching, Sandy passionately worked as a tax professional well into her retirement years.  She relocated to the (DMV) DC/Maryland/Virginia corridor before her retirement in the Hampton Roads, VA area to spend quality time with her sons and grandchildren.

 
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Carol Grace Hicks

January 05, 2022 |

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

Carol Grace Hicks, 50, departed this life on Friday, December 24, 2021, at UPMC Magee Women's Hospital of Pittsburgh.  Carol was born on February 25, 1971. Carol was the beloved daughter of the late Joshua and Carol (Maddie) Hicks of Clairton, PA. 

She attended Mon Valley Intermediate School in Jefferson Hills for 12 years. Carol worked at Mon-Yough Community Services for Clean Sweep as a vocational trainee for many years.  

Carol enjoyed simple pleasures, she enjoyed shopping, watching movies, and listening to music.  She enjoyed sitting outdoors and chatting with neighbors and family.  Carol was a kindhearted woman with nothing but love in her heart.

Carol is survived by her loving sister, Joyce, and brother-in-law Daniel Mance of McKeesport, with whom she lived.  Nieces Jasmine and Lamira Johnson, Autumn Baldwin, and Tyshae Scott, all of McKeesport, PA. Carol was a great Aunt to three boys whom she loved dearly.  Carol is also survived by numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and friends who will miss her kind soul.

 
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Montize Lavelle Chapman

December 28, 2021 |

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

Montize Lavelle Chapman, 31, died Dec. 20, 2021. Arrangements were in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, PA 15132. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Montize, please visit our floral store.

 


Gloria M. Jefferson

December 24, 2021 |

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

Gloria M. Jefferson, 88, of McKeesport, was born August 19, 1933, on Long Island, NY, and departed this life on December 20, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital in McKeesport, PA.

Gloria graduated from high school in 1952 where she lettered in softball and was a member of the school library and volleyball clubs.  She worked as a Nurse’s Aide at McKeesport Hospital for over twenty-five years.  She was honored as an exemplary employee upon her retirement in 1996.

In 1963 while visiting relatives in McKeesport, PA she met her husband of 31 years, John H. (Johnny) Jefferson.  From this union, they produced one (1) son, Dayne, and added two (2) precious sons to her life, John Darryl & Derrick.  These three boys were the loves of her life, and she gave everything she had to ensure that they were raised right.  Gloria and Johnny remained married until his death in 1995.

 
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Avonda Danielle Sims

December 19, 2021 |

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

Avonda Danielle Sims, 48, died December 8, 2021. Arrangements were in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


Frances E. Baker

December 19, 2021 |

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

Frances E. Baker, 98, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on December 9, 2021 in McKeesport, PA. 

Frances, affectionately known as, “Ma, granny, and Ms. Baker,” was born on May 13th, 1923, in Shelbyville, Tennessee to the late Doc and Alice Shelton.  She was one of four siblings.  Frances spent her childhood and early adult years in Shelbyville.  She met her husband, the late Walter B. Baker, while he was stationed in Tennessee.  The couple relocated to McKeesport in 1948.  From their union, in 1953, they welcomed a daughter, the late Clarissa F. Baker.    

Frances was a homemaker and loyal member of Christ Temple AME Church of McKeesport.  She was a devoted usher for several years.  Frances was a fun-loving woman who enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends.  Friends and family all enjoyed spending time with her and hearing her unique laugh.

 
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LaRue Nae George

December 08, 2021 |

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

LaRue Nae George, 63, died Dec. 5, 2021. She was born June 18, 1958, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. She was the beloved daughter of Calvin and Georgia (Dunn) George.

In 1976, LaRue graduated from Duquesne High School and went on to attend Duquesne University, where she majored in Pre-law. LaRue held many jobs over the years but it was no surprise that she most enjoyed her work as a Banquet Server at the Westin Hotel & Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. 

LaRue loved talking and making people laugh. She was truly the life of the party.  

LaRue departed this life peacefully at her home on December 5, 2021. 

She leaves to cherish her memory, parents, Georgia George and Calvin (Barbara) George; two siblings, Terrie Sayles (Richard) and Calvin George of Duquesne; two sons, Juan George (Angela) of Turtle Creek, Patrick George (Lashawna) of West Mifflin; five grandchildren, Jade, Jazmine, Khloë, NaeCid, and Jose; life partner, Clifford Bey and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.

 
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Linda Denise Foster

December 08, 2021 |

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

Linda Denise Foster, 65, died December 2, 2021. An author, entrepreneur, missionary, and a life-long resident of McKeesport, Linda was born August 5, 1956, in Clairton, PA. She was the beloved daughter of Bishop James and the late Pauline Jones Foster.

She graduated from Clairton High School. She obtained an Associate Degree in Accounting. She retired as a night monitor at Auberle but loved the job and the people, she went back to work part-time.

Linda loved her family & was an advocate in her community.  Her passion for feeding others was displayed in every aspect of her life.  Rather it was feeding someone spiritually or providing them with a hot meal, she made sure to fill your mind, body, and soul.

She was an active member of Trinity Church of God in Christ. Where she allowed her dedication to helping others to lead her in various ministries. Besides serving in the church, Linda founded Big Momma’s Soup Kitchen, where she fed anyone in need.  She was the founder of The Community Choir that embraced every soul to sing all over the city.  She was an avid writer. She wrote a host of poems, scripts, plays and published a book, Sarah’s Secret Struggle.

 
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Freddie Mae Davis

December 08, 2021 |

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

Freddie Mae Davis, 77, died Dec. 4, 2021. Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 at Creative Ministries Berachah, 1422 Evans Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Freddie, please visit our floral store.

 

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