Today and always we will celebrate the Life of Inez Coleman, who entered this world on September 26, 1942. She was the first to be born to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Duke in Clarksdale, Mississippi. God’s Angels were on assignment to usher Inez to her heavenly home on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 4:25 P.M. She passed away peacefully with her family and a lifetime friend, Dolores Harris (Whom Inez affectionately referred to as honey girl), by her side. Inez relocated to Pittsburgh from Williamsport, PA. In 1973 with Ronald Coleman, who later became Bishop Coleman. He preceded her in death; and his family became her family. She lived a life that was typical for women of her time, working and raising four children, Reshainda, Reginald, Cathy, and Vivian. Always providing her best, they wanted for nothing. She made sure they stayed in school and she was extremely proud when they went on to college. Reshainda attended Fisk University, in Nashville, TN. Cathy attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and Reggie attended and graduated from Tulane University in Louisiana. Vivian attended a private school in Pittsburgh, where she ran track, and was quite a star. Inez had a career in nursing. She proudly worked and cared for our Veterans at the VA Hospital for over 20 years. To the Veterans she showed compassion and love. During her years or nursing, she worked as a Visiting Nurse for Allegheny County, a Hospice Nurse, and provided private duty nursing for Max Azen, owner of Azen furs in Pittsburgh, along with others. Inez loved politics and served as a Committee Chair for her Voting District. And campaigned wholeheartedly for President Barack Obama. She was involved in an organization for Aids Awareness and led a team of “Angels of Mercy” marching for the cause in the streets of Pittsburgh. Inez was a Consultant for Mary K Cosmetics… “She wanted that “Pink Cadillac” Indeed she was an inspiration… Her accomplishments were many, and those who knew her… know of them. Inez had a good heart and she was most grateful … one to always say, “Thank you” “Thank you” “Thank you.” Any and all gifts given to her were cherished and all cards displayed on the refrigerator, over a doorway and any place there was space to display. She attended and was a member the Monroeville Assembly of God Church. And truly loved the Lord. Her house was a place where people gathered for holiday parties and events… and they were always opened to the neighbors. When I think of home… I think of Inez…Inez is survived by four children, Reshainda Duke, Reginald A. Duke, Cathy Williams-Sye, and Vivian J. Sye. Grand children, Kisha Duke, Brandon M. Williams, Little Reggie Freeman, and Jamie Freeman. Great Grandchildren, Malaya, and Zion. Three sisters, Eva Bennett, Rosetta Duke and Penny Jo Duke. Niece Camille Anderson and husband Tre. Nephews, Anthony Duke, wife Sonja, and children, Derrick Patrick and son, William Kinchelow and children, Lennon Floyd. Sister-in Law Ann Coleman and family. And a host of friends. The family would like the memories of Inez to be happy ones, Happy times and laughing times… leaving an afterglow of smiles. And I’m sure Inez would like the tears of those who grieve … to dry in the morning. Like a ship sailing on the ocean… drifting into the horizon… we can’t see it… but it’s still there. Inez is not gone…she is just beyond the horizon… Living in your heart. Let the precious memories linger. Friends recievied Thursday 4pm to 8pm Funeral Service will be Friday at 11am at Rose Funeral Home & Cremation Services
|Shirley E Coleman passed away peacefully Monday, September 9, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA while at home. Shirley was born February 2, 1949 in Baltimore, MD. The daughter of Festus and Corrine Weeks. Shirley graduated from George Westinghouse High School in 1967 then worked as an Executive Secretary at Alcoa for over three decades. Shirley was a devoted Christian, Mother and friend. She enjoyed traveling, meeting new people and spending time with her family. Shirley was an excellent communicator, a problem solver and was a joy to be around. Shirley will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Proceeded in death by brother Thomas L. Weeks. She leaves to mourn her Husband Lawrence Coleman, daughter Andrea Weeks, step children Catherine, Laurie and Lafayette. Sister Catherine Payne, brother Leroy Fears, two grand children Andrae and Jaimee, three step grand children Erica, Elisha, Eli and a host of other relatives.|
ROSE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES.Of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She is the daughter of the late Eugene and Marian Douglas. JoAnn is survived by a host of loving family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at
ROSE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES. Funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Rodman’s Street Missionary Baptist Church.Age 102, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, August 10, 2019; beloved husband of the late Edwina (Barclay) Yuille; devoted father of Lena “Judy” Wykrent, Eleanor Ann Tidline, Theda Janet Charles, Howard Yuille, and the late Kenneth E. Yuille and Edwin Yuille. Kenneth is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other family and friends. He was a wonderful father and will be sadly missed by his loving family. Friends received Sunday 4-8 at
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain.” Velma Mae Hawkins-Miller was born to Russell E. and Mary M. Townes on November 3, 1936 in Gilliam, West Virginia, and departed this life to join her Heavenly Father on August 5, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford, PA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Russell E. and Mary M. Townes, grandparents, Joseph and Rosa Bolden and Walter and Frances Townes, sister, Mary C. Bolden and brother, Billy Townes. Velma grew up in Gilliam, West Virginia. She graduated from Elkhorn High School in Elkhorn, West Virginia in 1953. She was a member of Elkhorn High School Marching Band. Following graduation, she moved to Pittsburgh, PA. She worked at Westinghouse for many years prior to working for and retiring from the United States Postal Service in 2000. She accepted Christ at an early age while attending Ebenzer Baptist Church in Algoma, West Virginia. After moving to Pittsburgh, PA, she was a member of Nazarene Baptist Church for over 57 years prior to joining Mt. Ararat Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her life: husband Odell K. Miller, Sr. of Verona, PA, sons Bruce (Kathleen) Hawkins of Cummings, Georgia and Brian Hawkins of San Antonio, Texas, daughter, Sheila (Jeffrey) Bucklew of Austin, TX, and granddaughter, Chelsea Bucklew of Austin, TX; step-son, Odell (Deborah) Miller, Jr. of Pittsburgh, PA, and step-grandchildren Maurice, Odell III and Jeffrey Miller of Pittsburgh, PA; brother, Harold (Trichita) Townes of Gahanna, OH, sisters, Rosetta (O.D.) St. Clair and Deloris Thomas of Columbus, OH, Deanna (Walter) Monroe of Pickerington, OH, Cathy Townes of Santa FE, NM, Glenda Harrison of Columbus, OH, Karen (George) Schwarz of Florence, KY, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Viewing Friday August 9, 2019 10am til time of service at Noon at Mt. Arart Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206
On August 3, 2019, John M. Mullett of Washington, PA entered into eternal rest. After graduating from West Virginia, Wesleyan College, Mr. Mullett held numerous sales positions with Phillip Morris USA. During his career, he was responsible for the sales of products in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, N. Dakota and S. Dakota. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors for the Sales and Marketing Executive Association and the American Manufacturers Association. A memorial service will be held at the Homewood Cemetery Chapel, 1599 S. Dallas Ave., in Pittsburgh on Saturday, August 10th at 11 a.m.