Obituaries

Kevin Rudolph Gordon

Kevin Rudolph Gordon was born on July 21, 1962, in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania. Kevin quietly and peacefully departed this life on Friday, April 12, 2024, at his home in Beaver Falls after a long, hard battle with cancer. Born to late Eunice Ida Gordon and Rudolph Clarence Gordon.

He was known to everyone as just Kev. He grew up on the southside of Pittsburgh and graduated from South Hills high school in 1981. After High School, he attended Rosedale Technical Institute where he studied to be an auto mechanic. He worked for many years as a security officer at the old East Hills shopping center. Kevin was a production worker for Dailys Juice company and was last employed by Giant Eagle supermarkets.

Kevin was a sports lover. His favorite team was the Pittsburgh Steelers. There would not be a game missed by him. He loved to barbecue and attend cook outs. He also loved music. Oldies were his favorite. He was always fascinated by old cars and could tell you the make and model of any automobile ever manufactured.

He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Donna and Tracy Gordon.

Kevin married Karen (Herndon) Gordon in 1984. They were married for over 15 years. They had 3 daughters together.

Kevin leaves to cherish his 3 daughters, Sequaya Gordon, Shasta Gordon and Brianna Gordon. Also, his son Maress Gordon. 4 grandchildren; Brooklyn Taylor, Jada Gordon, Hope Gordon and Jamari Taylor. A host nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 2pm at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA

Matthew S. Cunning

Matthew S. Cunning, 28, passed away on Tuesday, May 7th , 2024 in his surrounded by family and friends. Matthew was born on February 25th , 1996, to Martin Stedina and Amanda Cunning.

Matt fought a long, hard battle with cancer, but that never stopped him from being a kind, loving, and hard-working man. Matt loved spending time with his family and friends. Matt was an exceptional father; there was nothing he wouldn’t do for his daughter; she was his light on his hardest day. NO matter how bad Matt may have felt he always somehow made you smile and laugh. He will be truly MISSED by all who knew him best.

Surviving him is his amazing, beautiful daughter Sieyara. Devoted loving mother Amanda Cunning ; who never left his side and his father Martin Stedina. Siblings who were his biggest supporters; Dustin, Sarah Stedina and Autumn Dobbs. Grandmother, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends and Co-workers. A Special lifelong friend Jamie Jamison.

Memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 12th, 2024, from 5pm until 6pm. Service starts at 6pm at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA.

AnnElizabeth Lauren Repic

AnnElizabeth Lauren Repic, 41, passed away on April 7, 2024. She was born in St. Petersburg, Florida.

AnnElizabeth was adopted soon after birth by Edward Barbara Repic. As a young child, she gravitated toward animals always showing love and kindness, and became genuinely fond of horses and cats.

She is survived by her two sons, 9-year-old Ahzrel and 7-year-old Isaiah. A candlelight and memorial service were held on April 19 & 20, 2024 at the Salvation Army in AnnElizabeth’s honor. Pastor Joel Repic (her cousin) officiated the services. AnnElizabeth’s ashes will be scattered by her parents. We thank Washington Funeral Home for their guidance in this difficult time. God is Above you… God is Below you… God is Around you and in your Heart… The Repic Family

Charlotte Jean Williams

Charlotte Jean Williams, 54 years old, was united with the Lord on April 6, 2024, at the Beaver Medical Center after a brief illness. Charlotte was born on June 24, 1969, in East
St. Louis, Illinois., to her birth parents Charles H. Bolden and Iwilta Jackson. Charlotte was adopted by Theodore Nicholas and Dixie Dixon. Charlotte’s early childhood and education
years were spent in Rochester, Pa. However, she graduated high school in East St. Louis before moving back to Rochester, where she lived for many years. Charlotte obtained a CNA
license and was employed by the geriatric center in Beaver, Pa. She later relocated to East St. Louis, living there for 13 years before again returning to her hometown of Rochester, Pa.

Charlotte was baptized at Second Baptist Church at an early age. She rededicated herself back to SBC last year, where she thoroughly enjoyed singing and began playing the keyboard for the choir. She was a loving mother to son Tracy (T.J.) Johnson and daughter Ashlee Johnson. Charlotte adored her children and she always called TJ and Ashlee “Mommy’s angels”. She had seven grandchildren, who affectionately called their nana “Jean Bean”. Charlotte had an infectious, fun, loving spirit. She enjoyed karaoke and spending time with her family and special friend Steven Lavette.

Charlotte is preceded in death by her birth parents Charles H. Bolden and Iwilta Jackson; her adopted parents Theodore Nicholas and Dixie Dixon, two sisters; Neeta Nicholas and Stephanie Benlow-Greenidge and four brothers; Stephen Williams, Eric Foote-Jackson, Charles Henry Jackson and Bruce Edwin Jackson.

In addition to her children. She is survived by her grandchildren; Tyler, Taleah, Ashton, Ayden, Logan, Sevin and Lance. She is also survived by sisters Dixie (Johnnie) Pulliam-Jackson, Renee (James) Bacon-Law, Cassaundra Bolden-Green, Tracie Bolden, Stacie (Anthony) Bolden, Victoria (Kevin) White, Timeka (Demarcus) Bolden-Beeks and brothers Robert Jackson, III and Willis Ector Jackson. Charlotte shared a special bond with her niece and great-niece, Treshawnda (Lucious) Tinker and S’Ndaeh (Little Lucious) Iacobucci and her legacy lives on in the lives of her many other nieces, nephews and friends.

Family & Friends will be received on Friday, April 19th, 2024 from 5 pm until 7pm; followed by a Homegoing Service on Saturday, April 20th, 2024 at 11 am; Second Baptist Church, 200 Clay Street, Rochester, PA; Rev Dr. Brian Crawl Officiating. Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Regina Washington Supervisor.

Brian Garett Taylor

Brian Garett Taylor went home to be with the Lord on April 2, 2024. Brian was born on June 6, 1987 to Rochelle Young and Edward Taylor Sr. Brian attended the Big Beaver Falls School district. Where he took on to play many sports for the Beaver Falls Fighting Tigers.
Brian was an avid sports fan. He loved his Pittsburgh Steelers. He just enjoyed the game of basketball as well as baseball to say the least. Anytime being around Brian, you can guarantee to get some laughter from him. him. He was a comedian in the flesh. He was the epitome of resilience. Always there to shed light whenever it may seem dark for most. His best achievement yet is his children he truly took pride.

Brian is preceded in death by his Maternal Grandparents: Melba and Eddie Young Jr., and Paternal Grandparents Susie Mae and Arthur C. Taylor of Georgia. Cousin Denna Buntins Beaver Falls. PA.

Brian leaves to cherish his memories; his daughter, Jayla of Beaver Falls, and his two sons, Brian Jr of New Brighton and Desmond of Aliquippa. Parents Rochelle Young and Edward Taylor Sr.; of Beaver Falls, PA. Brothers Edward Taylor Jr. of Beaver Falls, PA and Justin Taylor of Florida. Sister Jerrica Taylor of Beaver Falls, PA. Host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and other relatives and friends. We will miss him; but we know he will continue to watch over us from above!

**IN THIS FAMILY WE DO SECOND CHANCES.WE DO GRACE.WE DO REAL. WE DO PRAYERS. WE DO MISTAKES. WE DO I’M SORRY. WE DO LOUD REALLY WELL. WE DO HUGS. WE DO FAMILY.

Viewing will be on Sunday, April 7th, from 5pm until 7pm; followed by a home going service on Monday, April 8th at 11am at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls PA

Pearl Marie Sargent

Pearl Marie Sargent, 99 passed away on Sunday March 24, 2024, at Beaver Valley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. 257 Georgetown Rd. Beaver Falls PA. Born on May 20, 1924, in Beaver Falls, Pa, she was the daughter of Sally West and Wallace Grubbs.

She was a graduate of Beaver Falls High School. She was employed by Monumental Life Insurance Company and Carnegie Public Library. She was Lifelong member of Second Baptist Church where she served in several ministries including the Willing Workers and Sunday as a teacher.

Pearl was preceded in death by her husband Roberts, A. L. Sargent Sr. and leaves to celebrate her life 6 children: Roberts A.L Jr, Concetta Sargent, Quince G. L. Sargent, S. Eugene Sargent, Paul Sargent1(Esther Sargent), Bruce M. Sargent: 6 grandchildren: Ray Berry IV (Donna Berry), Nakeya Sargent, Candace Sargent, Paul Sargent II (Kristel Sargent), Andrea N. Sargent and Cecilia Sargent: 7 great-grandchildren: Nathan Berry, Andre’ Berry, Natasha Berry, R’monni Sargent, Sydney Sargent, Isaiah Miller and Isabella Sargent; 5 great great-grandchildren: Ayden Berry, Xavier Berry, Ezra Berry, Ivy Berry, Ka’Jore Sargent and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and various family.

Pearl will be laid to rest at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, 369 Rt.68, Rochester, PA 15074.

Viewing will be on Friday, March 29th, 2024 from 10am until 11am followed by a Celebration of Life at Second Baptist Church, 2322 10th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA; Pastor Bernard E. Tench officiating.
Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, Pa. Regina Washington Supervisor.

Sheila Carter

Sheila Carter 63, born on October 29, 1960 to the late Grover and Blanche Carter Sr., went home to be with her Lord and Savor on Friday, March 15, 2024.

Sheila graduated from New Brighton High School in 1978. After graduating Sheila join the United States Air Force. After serving our Military, she aspired to do many jobs. She worked at Foodland, supermarket in New Brighton, Life Management implementing and managing personal, she was also a licensed Census data collection officer.

Sheila played Basketball while in High School for the Lady Lions. Her love of the game elevated her interest to became a basketball coach for the Beaver Falls girls’ basketball teams. She enjoyed singing and sang with her siblings “The Carter Family”, and sang with many church choirs. She sang her heart out for many funeral services throughout beaver county. She became known as the “Song Bird” by ELKS and WAMO Gospel. Sheila was a kind and loving person; and will be missed by the many who knew her and of her.

Sheila leaves to cherish her memories: Daughter, Alana S. (Wayne) Matthews. Son: Kijafa D. (Ellia) Carter. Grandchildren: Kashius A. (Darnell) Gardener, Amari B. Harris, Kamari, Javen S Matthews and Xavier D. Carter. Greatgrandchildren: Nori Weber, Nylee and Sakai Gardener. Siblings: Gloria C. Stratton, Viola Carter and James Carter. God-Sister: Laura Young, Ida Saffo and God-Brother: Jason Wright. As well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, foster girls, relatives and friends.

Sheila is preceded in death by siblings: Myra C. Burden, Grover Carter Jr.; Loretta C. Jefferson and James (Skip) Carter Sr.

Sheila will be laid to rest in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville PA.

Viewing will be on Friday, March 22, 2024 from 5pm until 7pm. Homegoing service will be on Saturday, March 23, 2024 11am at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Barbara Jean Howard Lyles

Barbara Jean Howard Lyles of New Brighton, PA passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Heritage Valley, Beaver, surrounded by family. She was born on March 8, 1949 to the late Dorsey Howard Sr and Katherine Williams Howard.

She graduated from New Brighton High School. She attended Robert Morris University which she earned an Associated Degree in Secretarial Administration.
Barbara Lyles was a long-time member of the former Wayman Chapel AME Church, New Brighton and she continued her membership at St. John-Wayman AME Church, Bridgewater. She served as the church treasurer, on the Finance Committee, served on the Steward Board, 1st VP on the Mission of Love WMS, President of the Lay Organization and worked on the Kitchen Committee. Barbara Lyles also served as one of the chairpersons for the Annual Homecoming Celebration. She has been a delegate to the Annual and District Conferences over the years.
Barbara Lyles was very active on the Pittsburgh West Virginia Women’s Missionary Society and the Pittsburgh West Virginia Lay Organization. On the WMS she has served as an Area Chairperson, Second Vice President, Parliamentarian and worked on the Credential committee. Barbara Lyles served on the Third District WMS Scholarship Committee. She has attended the WMS Quadrennial Conventions since 2004. She was elected delegate to the 17th WMS Quadrennial Convention in Orlando, FL. In July 2011. Barbara Lyles was appointed a Life Member in the WMS in 2016. Barbara Lyles received the I am Sara Award in September of 2017. On the Pittsburgh West Virginia Lay Organization, she has served as the Corresponding Secretary. She served as the Chairperson for the Stay-at-Home Tea Fund raiser, and she served as co-chair for the Unsung Hero Banquet. Barbara Lyles was appointed the Lay Witness Award in 2012. In August of 2019, she was a lay delegate to the Connectional Lay 36th Biennial Convention in Seattle, Washington. Barbara Lyles was elected as a delegate to the General Conference to be held in July 2020 in Orlando, FL at the Annual Conference in September of 2019 representing the Pittsburgh West Virginia Conference. She received the 1st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award for her commitment to Justice and Equality for all in 2011 by Presiding Elder Brown. She was employed at FedEx Ground, Moon Township, PA for 30 years as a Senior Support Administrator in the Safety Department, Hazmat Division. Barbara Lyles loved to shop, travel and dine out. She also loved the lord, spending time with her family and friends.

Barbara is preceded in death by her sister, Ernestine (Howard) Estelle, Brothers Dorsey Howard Jr, and Alphonso Howard, Uncle Fred Howard, Niece Denise Tapp (George Tapp) and Nephew Kevin Estelle.

Barbara Lyles is survived by a Husband, Nathaniel Lyles for 51 years, Daughters Traci Lyles and Renee Lyles, Sibling Fred (Nancy) Howard, Cousin Kimberly Gibson, Great Niece LaKitsha Harris, Nephew Edward (Frances) Estelle Sr and Kenneth (Margaret) Estelle, Nephew Brian (Katie) Howard, Niece Ashley Howard, Nephew Dorsey (Jenna) Howard, Niece Jennifer Rosenberry, Niece Nicole Howard, Niece Susan Cline, Great Niece’s: Victoria Estelle, Amber Estelle, Faith Estelle, Angela Alford, Keona Estelle, Tamara Estelle, Lylah Estelle, Charity Estelle and Mia Howard. Great Nephews: Jacob Estelle, Kenny Estelle, Jr, Caleb Estelle and Carter Howard; Great Great Niece’s: Ka’Shayia Alford and Anisa Alford. Sister-in-Law Mary Lee Oxendine, Brother-in- Laws: Larry Lyles, Andrew Lyles, Melvin (Verna) Lyles and Leon Wilson. She was also survived by close friend/adopted son Khary Nettles and many close friends.

Barbara Jean will be laid to rest in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Viewing will be held Friday, February 23, 2024 from 5pm until 8pm at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Final view will be on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 10am followed by a homegoing service at 11am; at St. John Wayman AME Church 715 Mulberry St, Beaver, PA 15009.

Sherry A. Brooks

Service will be lived streamed on Washington Funeral Home & Cremations Facebook

Sherry A Brooks, 73, went home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at the Sunshine Cottage Facility surrounded by her son Corey, and family members.

On July 9, 1950, God blessed Charles Jr. and Jean Dawson with a sweet baby girl they named, Sherry Ann Dawson and nick-named her Annie. She lost her fight with Multiple Sclerosis after a 35-year battle but gained her eternal Heavenly wings… winning the war. Sherry was affectionately known as Ma, Annie, Fatty, EE, SA, Auntie, or Ma Dukes.

Sherry lived in Beaver Falls, PA for 62 years before moving to Texas with her sister, Traci, and family. She graduated from Beaver Falls Senior High School in 1969. She had a strong passion for fashion design and enjoyed bowling, always with a high standard of work ethic.

Sherry was funny. She was truly the best mom, daughter, and sister. She worked at Cutler-Hammer (Westinghouse) for 38 ½ years and was medically retired due to health problems in 2011. Although Sherry was diagnosed with MS in 1989, it did not hinder her ability to work, travel, and enjoy life to the fullest.

She leaves to cherish her memories, son, Corey Joe Brooks, mother, Jean Dawson, sister, Traci (Thomas) Allen Sr., and Sister/cousin Harriet (Ladybug) Mickens. Nieces, Crystle (Darnell) Flowers, Robyn Chatman, T’Nisha Chatman, Autumne (Bean) Dawson, Lakisha Allen and LaResa Williams. Special friends, Carol Mason, Peggy Rose, Marian Creach, Karen Tymous, Larry Fitzhugh, and John Barr. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Sherry was greeted at Heavens Gate by her father, Charles M Dawson, Jr. brother, Charles M Dawson III, grandson Corey Jerrell Brooks, nephews, Thomas G Allen Jr. and Anthony Mason. Grandparents, Charles M Dawson Sr. and Franklin (Evelyn) Law

The memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Family and friends will be received from 11am until 12pm. Services will be held at Tabernacle Church, 630, 3rd Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA and will start at 12 noon. Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA.

John Cain

John Vernice Cain, a longtime resident of Detroit, MI transitioned to Glory on January 31, 2024, at the age of 81. Born March 20, 1942, John was the third born child to Julia Mae and Harold Cain John in Aliquippa, PA.

John graduated from Aliquippa Senior High School (1960), later relocating to Detroit, MI. He is dedicated retiree of the Chrysler Motor Company serving 31 years of service. John was a proud United States Army Veteran. In 1964, John was drafted into the United States Army. He devoted two years of service which includes a one-year tour in Vietnam. After serving is country, he returned to Detroit to set down roots and to build a family.
John (Doc) was very serious-minded from an early age and knew how to hold on to a dollar. As a youth he worked at a local golf course as a caddy and honed his barber skills by cutting hair at the top of the stairs on Griffith Heights.

In 1967, Doc met and married Norma Jackson and from this union he had one daughter Alicia Kimberlyn, one son Andre Kevin, and one adoptive daughter Angela K. He would later go on to marry Francis (Frankie) Cain.

Doc’s Christian life began at an early age of as a member of Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church in Aliquippa, PA.

John’s loving parents, Julia Mae and Harold Cain, grandparents John and Ethel Hart, Aunt Deanie Jeter, Uncle Elliott Jeter, son Andre Kevin Canin, brothers Lee Charles ad Benjamin James Cain, sisters Irene Denis McClellan and Virginia Clarit preceded him in going home to rest.

He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, two daughters Alicia K. Tucker, Cincinnati, OH and Angela K. Morris Phoenix, AZ, two sisters Joann D. Jeter (William) Catonsville, MD and Belinda Cain, Baltimore, MD two brothers Harold N. Cain, Monaca, PA and Calvin C. Cain, Baltimore, MD, one sister-in-law Joycelyn Cain, Huntsville, CA, a sister-like cousin Yvette El Amin, Detroit, MI, five grandchildren Timothy Williams, Monte Morris, Deonta Reese, Deandre Cain and Tiera Tucker, three great grandchildren, Timara Wallace, Drake Cain and Kody Cain and a host of other relatives and friends.

John was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa, PA.

Final service was held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the Salvation Army Aliquippa Worship and Service Center, Pastor Lamont Cain Officiating. Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls. PA

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