Month: September 2021

Judith Mixter

Judith Mixter, 75, passed away peacefully with Her Daughter Charla by Her Side on Saturday, September 25th 2021.She was born on November 23, 1945 to the late John Kovach and Margaret Arbogast.

Judy grew up in Imperial Pa. She worked processing titles for Nationwide for many years. She truly enjoyed her family and Grandchildren: She was loving and kind person; Judith will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Judy is preceded in death by her Husband: Michael Mixter Sr. Son: John E. Mixter and Brother: Robert Kovach.

She is survived by her Daughter: Charla (Rick) Crawford, Step-Son: Michael Mixter II. . Grandchildren: Heather Mixter, Elizabeth Crawford, Johnalynn BuckenHeimer, Brandon Mixter, Michael Mixter III, Nichole Mixter, Dayna Trulli and Daughter-in-law: Pam Mixter. Sister: Janice Diekmann. Cousin Betty Lou Piecka and Keith Piecka. A host of Nieces, Nephews, other Cousins, Relatives and Friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday October 1st, 11am At Valley Baptist Church located at 1405 8th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA. with a luncheon to be provided directly following the service.

Judy is to be laid to rest at Valley Presbyterian Cemetery in Imperial, PA.

Services entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

William R. Sababu Miller

William Ronald (Sababu) Miller made his heavenly transition on September 24, 2021 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Hospital after a courageous fight with cancer. He was born on October 9, 1950 in Youngstown, Ohio to the union of William and Elizabeth (Barden Brown) Miller. He is the brother of, Debra Lennon and Donna Pinkard who affectionately called him “Ronnie”. He was a life-long resident of Youngstown, participating in sports and graduating from The Rayen High School in 1968. In March 1974, he received his Bachelor of Sociology degree from Youngstown State University. In May 1980, he received his Juris Doctorate degree from Akron Law School.

While attending YSU, he met his African Queen and the Love of His Life, Ida Lynnette (Kimako) Davis. They celebrated 48 years of marriage on June 30, 2021. Dedicated and committed to the *STRUGGLE*, they collaborated with several civil rights and social action groups in the area. In 1980, their love for our children became the catalyst for the foundation of the Harambee Youth Organization.

Mr. Miller worked for CETA and after passing the bar exam he became Atty. Ron Miller and worked as a self-employed attorney. He later served as Assistant City Prosecutor for the city of Youngstown. He was CEO for the Youngstown Area Urban League and also served as a YSU professor and Dean for the Academy of Urban Scholars. He has received multiple awards and acknowledgments from various community organizations with one of the most recent being his lifetime achievement award from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Sababu leaves to cherish his memory in the hearts of his loving African Queen, Lynnette Miller, African Princess, Zakiya (Nicolas) Miller-Tetteh, son/nephew, Dr. David “Hodari” Davis, daughter/niece, Crystal Davis and great-nephew/grandson, Dr. Jelani H. Davis, parents, Bill & Betty Miller all of Youngstown, sisters, Debra Lennon (Detroit, Michigan), Donna (Clifton) Pinkard (Phoenix ,Arizona), niece Sherie (Michael) Manthiram (Detroit, Michigan), niece Dr. Tanek (Rob) Jenkins (Fort Washington, Maryland), nephew Clifton (Trenton) Pinkard, Jr (Parker, Colorado), niece Kyndra Pickard (Phoenix, Arizona), a host of other family members and friends, as well as the Harambee and New Bethel Baptist Church extended families whom he loved dearly.

Meeting him at the Heavenly gates with arms wide opened are his grandparents, Amos Barden, Jr., Mamie Alice (Thornington) Brown, Charles Miller, Molly Mae (Ira) Campbell, Uncle, Roy Lee Miller, and Aunt, Eula Mae Oglesby. He goes to join other Warriors and Mentors of the Youngstown community who have gone home to Glory such as, Ernest Lokey, Clarence Barnes, Dr. R. McDuffie, Rev. Lonnie Kwajo Asim Simon, Laura Lumsden, Romelia Carter & a host of other warriors and ancestors of distinction.
Services will be held at New Bethel Baptist Church in Youngstown on Friday, October 1, 2021. Calling hours will be from 10am-12pm. Funeral will begin at 12pm. A walk thru repass will be held at the Jaylex Center in Youngstown at 3pm. Services will also be livestreamed on the church Facebook page.

COVID 19 safety protocols will be enforced.
Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Regina Washington Supervisor.

Carol Ann Ord

Carol Ann Ord, 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, September 21st 2021.

Carol was born on March 7th, 1952 in Rochester Pa. She is the daughter of the late James Curtis Gailey and Charlotte (Ruff) Gailey.

She grew up a farmer’s daughter and an avid horse rider she was taught at a very young age to be a hard worker. Carol was a 1970 graduate of Beaver High School. She had a long career in banking working at multiple banks and loved her customers. She retired this year in May from Citizens Bank.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years Gary L. Ord, also her two brothers James P. Gailey and his wife Linda of Spring Hill FL, Gary L. Gailey and his wife Sharon of Ohioville.

Carol better known as “Nana ” lived to make her children and grandchildren happy. She enjoyed seeing her family’s faces light up on birthdays, holidays etc. She is survived by her children Tammy McAnlis and her husband the late Mark McAnlis of New Castle, Scott Fordyce and his wife Lee Ann of Center. Stepdaughter Jennifer Javens and her husband Rob of Beaver Falls. She is also survived by seven grandchildren Kayla McKnight and her husband Zachery of New Castle, Alexie Fordyce and her fiance Hunter Kursel of New Galilee, Zachary McAnlis and his wife Amy of New Castle, Michael Fordyce of Center, Adriana Fordyce of Center. Her two step grandchildren Maddox and Roman Javens. Two great grandchildren Zoey McKnight and the late Cooper McKnight.

A Private Family Celebration Of Life will be held.

Services entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Branden Xavier Thomas

Branden Xavier Thomas, 25 of New Brighton, Pa was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on the morning of September 18, 2021. Branden was born on November 27, 1995, to Jaleel and April Thomas-Ahmed.

He graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 2014. He was a hard worker and always stayed employed. He was funny and enjoyed making his family and friends laugh. He was adventurous and outgoing. He loved basketball, skateboarding, dirt bikes, fishing, and rapping to music. Although he enjoyed many sports his favorite was football, and the Indianapolis Colts was his favorite team!

Branden knew and LOVED the Lord and reading the Bible. He was baptized and attended church faithfully. He loved his family, enjoyed family functions, grilling on the grill, and celebrated Holidays with them. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Branden leaves to cherish his life his LOVING and devoted parents: Jaleel & April Thomas-Ahmed. Sister Alivia Thomas. Brothers: Jamison, Mekhi, Joshua and Zaven Thomas-Ahmed. Paternal grandparents: Muhmammad Ahmed (Karen Freeman) Ahmed. Maternal grandparents: Byrdell (Patricia) Thomas. Branden shared a special bond with Uncles: Marlin and Jermaine Thomas. Girlfriend Aniya Adamson and her mother Theresa Tyson. A host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Last but not least his dog Bristol.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Holy Spirit Fellowship Church.

Family and Friends will be received on Thursday, September, 23 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM followed by a Homegoing Celebration on Friday, September 24, at 11:00 AM; at Holy Spirit Fellowship Church, 1100 6th Street, New Brighton, PA. Pastor Joe Vreen Officiating. Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations. 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA

LaTonya Denise Frazier

LaTonya Denise Frazier, 53 returned to her heavenly home on September 4, 2021 after a valiant battle with a long illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.

LaTonya was born to the late Douglas Frazier and surviving Estelle Frazier. She graduated from Big Beaver Falls High School in 1986. She was a WPIAL Track Athlete and dedicated to her Tigers. She then graduated from Edinboro University in 1992 with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. LaTonya was a proud member of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority. She worked as a Social Worker for years and then her later years at PowerLink Settlement Services.

LaTonya was always that person who lit up the room when she walked in. Her smile shined bright like the stars, her laugh was contagious, and her eyes were full of joy and love.

LaTonya was a dedicated Mother to her pride and joy, Khalil. She proudly let everyone know at his football games and musical concerts that Khalil was her son. And she quickly corrected anyone who could not say his name correctly.

LaTonya was a member of the Light of Salvation Church in Beaver Falls. She also was a proud participant of the Relay for Life Cancer events and gave gracious support to others touched by cancer.

She is survived by her “SONshine”, Khalil, her mother Estelle, and brother Douglas, Jr. Many Aunts, Uncle and cousins. She leaves friends like family and a community that loved her dearly.

LaTonya will be cremated and a memorial service held at a later date.

Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010. Regina Washington Supervisor.

Rosalyn (Rocky Kay Jones) Goddard

Rosalyn (Rocky Kay Jones) Goddard 64 of Beaver Falls, PA affectionately known as “Granny” in Lexington, KY was called to rest with the Lord on Tuesday, August 31,2021 at Heritage Valley Hospital, Beaver, PA.

Born on November 14, 1956 to Marcia Brooks, and Charles Lott, Rocky Kay was also loved by her stepfather Willie Brooks. She was the fourth of seven children. She was raised on Mt Washington and also lived in Harmony Dwellings and Pleasant View.

Rocky Kay graduated from Beaver Falls Senior High School and attended Geneva College. She was blessed to be able to travel the world with the United States Army. She was a Head Cook (KP) in the Chow Hall. She enjoyed serving meals to the soldiers, but her favorite pastimes were was playing bingo, the lotto, and she was an amazing spades and dominoes player. She loved her family dearly. Her smile would light up a room. No matter where she was in the United States you would know where she was from …. She was a DIE-HARD Steelers fan.

In addition to her father, Rocky Kay was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Goddard, two brothers Gary & Bernard Jones and one sister Harriet (Butter Cup) Jones and three grandchildren Trevon Rancher, Michael Jones and Najee Turner.

Rocky Kay is survived by 4 children, three daughters: Charmeairria Harris and Charmaine Jones, Lexington, KY and Carla McHenry, Houston, TX,; and one son: Cameron Widget, Dallas TX; nine grandchildren: Kenneth (Emerald) Jones, Lexington KY, Delincia Jones, Houston, TX, Antanette Jones, Marietta, GA, Javontay Jones, Lexington, KY, Elijah Jones, Beaver Falls, PA, Victor Strong, Lexington, KY, Tavye, Rian, and Tre’Michael McHenry, Houston, TX; nine great grandchildren; her mother and stepfather: Marcia Brooks and Willie Brooks, Lexington, KY; three siblings from Lexington, KY: Marcille Jones, Shirley Hawkins, and Joseph (Judy) Jones. She leaves a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends she loved and adored.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. in the Second Baptist Church, 2322-10th Avenue, Beaver Falls, with Rev. Bernard E. Tench, Jr. officiating.

Funeral arrangement entrusted to WASHINGTON FUNERAL HOME & CREATIONS, LLC, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Live stream viewing will be available on Washington Funeral Home & Cremation’s Facebook Page.

Due to the public health concerns caused by COVID-19, all visitors are required to wear a mask and to practice safe distancing

Lula Victoria Smith

Lula Victoria Smith was born on April 6th 1934 to the late Willie and Sarah Nickols .

She worked in the medical field for over 30 years, she also workers for rhodes transit assisting with special needs children.

Addition to her parents she is proceeded in death by her husband Clarence Smith, (Smitty) a son Tyron Mathis Sr. , 3 brothers, Willie Nickols jr. , Henry Nickols & Charles Nickols, 2 sisters, Jeannette Nickols & Louise Nickols, a grandson Tyrone Mathis jr.(TJ) & a granddaughter Melissia Polite (Missy).

She leaves to cherish her memories a sister Mary Rogers of Detroit Mi. & a brother Jerome & Margaretta Nickols of Detroit Mi. A host of grand and great grandchildren, a special nephew Paul Nickols, and a special niece Lorraine Young.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 2PM to 4PM followed by Homegoing service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremation, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA..
Due to the public health concerns caused by COVID-19, all visitors are required to wear a mask and to practice safe distancing

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