Month: February 2024

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

Bernard Savage

Bernard Savage, Sr, 73, of Ambridge Pa passed peacefully from his earthly home to his Heavenly Home on Wednesday January 31, 2024.

Born July 23, 1950, in Aliquippa Pa, he was the son of the late Eddie Sr. and Gladys Savage. Bernard graduated from Aliquippa High School and was a force on the Quips football team. He was previously employed by J & L Steel Corporation. Bernard was also a devoted member of Alcoholic Anonymous and was proud of his over 35 years of sobriety.

In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his sister, Gloria D. Savage, his brother Donnie Savage, and his niece Tiffany Savage.

Surviving to honor and cherish his memory are his children, Bernard Savage, Jr of Maryland, Maurice Stevenson and Selina ( Philip) Barron of California and his brother Eddie Savage, Jr of Pittsburgh, Pa.

His love will live on through his grandchildren, DaMetrius and DaJuan (India) Savage, Domonique Walker, Shaquayla Hardy, Erica Morris, Monae and Michael Stevenson, and his great grandchildren DaKyia and King Savage. He was also Blessed with his “bonus “ great grandchildren, Ah’Meer, Jaz’Meir, D’Andrae, D’Ahn and D’Ahnie.

He will always be remembered by his devoted cousins, Grady and Jerome Gill and his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bernard also loved his extended family, the Smithermans, Rodney Burrows and family, his loving neighbors on Olive Lane in Ambridge, and his companion Bonnie.

The family would like to extend a special Thank You to his grandson Domonique Walker for his outstanding care and dedication to his grandfather.

A repast will be held immediately following the services at Greater Emmanuel AME Zion Church, 185 Sixth Avenue in Aliquippa, Pa.

Family and friends will be received at Washington Funeral Home and Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue in Beaver Falls Pa on Friday, February 9, 2024. Viewing will be from 10am until noon. Funeral services will begin at noon.

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