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Patricia Ann Singleton

September 24, 2020 |

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

Patricia Ann Singleton, 66, of McKeesport departed this life on September 20, 2020 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Her journey began on April 17, 1954 in Charleston, South Carolina. Patricia was preceded in death by her father Charles E. Jones, Sr., brother, Charles E. Jones, Jr., sisters C. Eugenia Singleton Folbert and Sharon Jones, nieces, Felisha Singleton and Saniah Folbert, and nephew Ameer Bentley.

Patricia worked in healthcare most of her life. She received a certificate as a medical assistant. She worked in several facilities where she was loved and respected by many of those she worked with and cared for.

 
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Rosalyn Scott

September 16, 2020 |

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

Rosalyn Scott, 55, born on May 5, 1965, was the beloved daughter of the late Gilliam Morgan and Melvina (Scott) Raymond in McKeesport, PA. Rosalyn departed this life on September 11, 2020, and was also preceded in death by her grandson, Keith Jones.

Left to cherish her memories are her four sons, Howard Stuvaints of McKeesport, PA, Dalin Scott of Duquesne, Tyler Scott of Duquesne, Davall Stuvaints of McKeesport; daughter, Gionna Stuvaints of McKeesport; four grandchildren; sister, LaPerry Raymond of McKeesport; brother, James Raymond, Jr. of North Versailles; father of her children, Russell Stuvaints; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

 
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Robin Ruffin

September 16, 2020 |

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

Robin Ruffin was born on November 19, 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Roy Johnson, Sr. and her beloved mother, Lavelle Cook-Campbell. She peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at home. She was also preceded in death by both her maternal and paternal grandparents, and nephew Sherrod Johnson.

Robin, a graduate of Wilkinsburg High School, was a fun and loving person. She was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She spent most of her life working in Childcare. Robin loved children. She treasured educating them and planning fun activities for them to do. A woman of true wisdom, she loved to read and write poetry.

 
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Mary Almetta Singleton–Randall

September 16, 2020 |

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

Mary Almetta Singleton–Randall was born on September 6, 1932 in Blythedale, Pa., to the late Joseph and Chosie Helena-Edwards Stoutamire. She triumphantly gained her wings and slipped peacefully away on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at UPMC East Hospital a few days after celebrating her 88th birthday.

Almetta, as she was known by many, held various jobs during her working career in Pennsylvania and Maryland utilizing her many talents which included workings as an accountant at Cox’s Department Store, McKeesport PA.  Years later, she utilized her great culinary skills as a cook at the University of Maryland in College Park Maryland (UMPC), where she retired in late 1990.

McKeesport was home for Almetta which is where she returned after her retirement from UMCP to care for her only sister Anna Long, who precedes her in death. She attended Ebenezer Baptist Church in Blythedale and Christ Temple AME Church in McKeeport PA.

 
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Arnetha Lee Sallie

September 16, 2020 |

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

Arnetha Lee Sallie was born on June 15, 1924, and raised in Monongahela, PA. She was the loving daughter of the late Robert Lee and Lucinda Mitchell. Arnetha departed this life on September 7, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Sallie, Sr., brother, Sylvester Lee, and sister, Dorothy Hawley.  

Arnetha resided in McKeesport, PA.  She graduated from LaSalle University with an Associate’s degree and worked as a CPA.  She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church until 2004, at which time she relocated to Las Vegas to live with her daughter after her husband James passed away.  She loved sitting for hours reading her books and cards that her children and grandchildren sent to her.  Another one of her joys was celebrating holidays, birthdays and just being with her family. She had been trying to get back home ever since she left McKeesport.  Now we can say that sixteen years later she “Finally Made it Home.”

 
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Stephen Gary Murray

September 15, 2020 |

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

Stephen Gary Murray, 66, beloved son of Dolly Rollfeller was born June 30, 1954, in McKeesport, PA.  Stephen departed this life September 8, 2020, at St. Margaret’s Hospital. He was preceded in death by his adopted parents Stephen and Violet Dorsey.  

Stephen grew up in McKeesport, PA that was a tight-knit community where he was able to enjoy his community, family, and friends. He later moved to Wilkinsburg, PA  where he made his home. Stephen was the Owner-Operator of Imperial Coach Limousine Company. He was a proud entrepreneur and was dedicated to each of his businesses.  He enjoyed his Restaurant & Catering business and the constant smiles that lit up each clients face. He took pride in knowing that he had deliciously satisfied, each client "palate", yet nothing could ever compare to the smile and delight, that he loved to see crossing; daughter Stephanie's face immediately after preparing her favorite dishes. 

Stephen believed that:  "The ears hearing something is not as good as the eyes seeing it; The eye's seeing it is not as good as the foot's treading upon it; the foot's treading upon it, is not as good as the hands differentiating it" (Shuoy Yuan).  He felt taking someone by the hand and teaching them step by step, would prepare them to soar an entire lifetime. He became a member of the "Big Whip Riders Club"  he was able to enjoy his love for travel, trucks, and cars. Although he appreciated and liked them all, his favorite remained: "antique cars".

 
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Donna Dixon

September 11, 2020 |

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

Donna Dixon, 71, of McKeesport, died August 28, 2020 at home. She was born on August 1, 1949.

Donna is survived by her daughters, Donneshia Dixon, Quiana Dixon; brother, Dennis Gore; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ora Dixon, son, Derrick Dixon and brother, Donald Dixon.

Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 
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Phyllis L. Bryant

September 01, 2020 |

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

Phyllis L. Bryant, beloved daughter of the late Rocinlus and Bertha Johnson Young, was born on September 1, 1947, in Elizabeth, PA. Mrs. Bryant departed this life on August 27, 2020, joining her loved ones who preceded her in death: husband, William Bryant, son, Darnell M. Johnson, stepson, Johnnie Payton, stepdaughter, Catherine Andrews, siblings, Duane Young,  Yvonne Young, Loretta Butler, Marion Carter, Toni Rosser-Booker, Donald and Ronald Young.

Phyllis is survived by her three daughters, Tasha (Sam) Johnson-Phelps of McKeesport, Tamera Bryant of White Oak, Kera Bryant of McKeesport; 12 grandchildren; Lanisha Foster (Travis), Janai, Donte’ia, Tyjuan (Shawree), Taj L. Johnson, Rosheeda, Khaleel, Kyla, Kalan, Kalista Bryant, LaRita and Raymond Jenkins; 7 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Barbara Ann (Al) Lawrence, Deborah  Young, Renee Davis, all of Detroit, Denise Whatley of Charlotte, NC; two brothers, Charles and Robert Young of McKeesport; two sisters-in-law, Princess Young, Sandra Young; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

 
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Gregory S. Hammons

August 30, 2020 |

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

Gregory S. Hammons was born on February 8, 1958 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Marion Ramseur Hammons and the late Lee Cornelius Hammons.

Herk or Herky as he was affectionately known by his family and friends graduated from Clairton High School in Clairton, Pennsylvania. During his high school years, he was outstanding in sports, gaining a spot on the Junior and High School football, basketball, and baseball teams.  Following his love of art and drawing, he also attended the Art Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Soon after, he was employed at United States Steel Clairton Works, and the City of Clairton Street Department. 

Herk had a strong passion for music, singing and dancing, so much so, during the 70’s he and a few of his friends formed a local band.  Herk had a great love for people, a kind heart, and was very personable, he made friends easily. He was always willing to give anyone the shirt off his own back.

 
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Crystal Shoffner Hall

August 26, 2020 |

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

Crystal Shoffner Hall, 56, died August 17, 2020. She was born September 29, 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Crystal was the daughter of Alonzo Hall and Greta Elizabeth Ball-Hall. Crystal was affectionately known as Crys.

Elder Crystal leaves behind but will remain in the hearts of her brother Curtis Hall, Sr., nephew (son) Curtis, Jr. and his dedicated wife Renisha, their children Skylar, Rashiya, Rihanna, and little Crystal Hall; fun loving cousins (too many to name) and a host of relatives and friends.

 
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Darryl Marlon Harper

August 24, 2020 |

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

Darryl Marlon Harper was born on August 18, 1950, to the late Chester and Joretta (Gaither) Harper in Plainfield, New Jersey. Darryl peacefully passed away surrounded by his loved ones, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, on August 18, 2020, which was his 70th birthday. 

Darryl’s family moved to McKeesport, Pennsylvania in the early 1950s.  His family attended at Bethlehem Baptist Church in McKeesport where Darryl was baptized at the age of 12.  Darryl attended McKeesport Area High School and graduated valedictorian in 1968.  While in high school, he met the love of his life Valerie Lloyd at Roller Rink, when she was just 15 years old.  He was particularly enamored by her tight pants. 

Her father would not allow them to date until she was 16.  On Valerie’s 16th birthday, the persistent Darryl knocked on the Lloyd family door and asked permission to take Valerie on a date.  (Darryl wanted to take Valerie to the drive-in movies on this first date.  Her father granted permission, but insisted that Valerie wear pants.) Three years later they were married on September 4, 1971. They enjoyed a loving marriage for the past almost 49 years.

 
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James Elliott Payne

August 24, 2020 |

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

James Elliott Payne, 77, of McKeesport was born on October 14, 1942, to the late James McRuby and Alberta (Swaney) Payne in Elizabeth, PA. James passed away on August 19, 2020, in his home. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jean Edward Payne, three sons, Dewayne, Anthony, Mark Payne, and brother, George Payne.  

James is survived by his daughters, Myra  Payne-Greene, Kimberly Payne, Robin Payne of Hampton, VA, Deitra Payne of Suitland, MD, Savana Little John of San Francisco, CA; sons, James  Payne, Jr. of Pittsburgh, Scott Payne of Cleveland, OH, Kymani McNelis of McKeesport; 24 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Armella-Payne (Chester) Walker of McKeesport; brothers, Carl Payne of San Francisco, CA, Kenneth Payne of McKeesport; nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends.

 
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Cheryl Lynn (Thompson) Coleman

August 11, 2020 |

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

Cheryl Lynn Thompson Coleman died August 5, 2020. She was born on July 11, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, the second of three children to the late Robert F. and Doris S. Thompson.

No one knew the profound impact this child would make or leave on so many lives, but GOD knew. She was raised with the core values of putting God first then family.  

Cheryl accepted the Lord at a very early age.  She loved the Lord so much and fulfilling our Grandfather’s wishes she pursued and received a Certificate of License to preach the Gospel of Ministry in 2005, followed by obtaining her Certificate of Ordination in 2006 from Bethlehem Baptist Church, McKeesport, PA, where she delivered her first sermon as an Associate Minister, the beginning of several to come.  Up until the time of her passing, Cheryl was actively coordinating and planning church functions, occasionally teaching a computer class or two.

 
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Ricshawn Robinson

August 07, 2020 |

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

Ricshawn Robinson, 49, died July 28, 2020. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport. ALL VISITORS ARE ASKED TO WEAR MASKS AND BE MINDFUL OF SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EACH SERVICE.

 
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Linda Sue (Coberly) Battle

August 05, 2020 |

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

Linda Sue (Coberly) Battle, 68, died Aug. 1, 2020.

A walk through viewing for family and friends will take place at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home on August 7, 2020, 10:00 A.M., followed by a memorial service at 12 noon.  All visitors are asked to wear masks and be mindful of social distancing during each service.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Linda Sue (Coberly) Battle, please visit our floral store.

 

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