Rance L. “Butler” Waldron

On Friday February 5, 2021, Rance L.”Butler” Waldron loving husband, father, and friend left this life to go to his eternal home to be with our Lord and Savior.

Rance (Butler) was born on April 18, 1952 in Philadelphia PA to Robert and Dorothy Board Waldron. He was a dedicated employee at Norfolk Southern for 28 ½ years and also ran his own lawn care business.

On October 5, 1985 Rance joined in Holy Matrimony with the love of his life Eunice Sheffey Waldron. Butler, as known throughout Beaver County was known to be a loving, kind and a generous man. He was willing to help anyone at any time. He was a proud member of the Men of Worship Community Choir and the Second Baptist male chorus. He had a passion for sports and was a true die-hard Steelers Fan. You could also, find Butler on the nearest golf course. Butler was a man that loved God and his family.

Butler was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Dorothy Board Waldron; a brother Payton Waldron; two sisters Mitzi Taylor (Bill), and Gertrude Evans; and his grandson Mark Waldron.

He is survived by his wife Eunice Waldron; his daughter Marika Waldron; a brother Robert (Grizz) Waldron (Jeri); a grandson Corey Jefferson; six great grandchildren and a host of loving family members and friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremation. Family and friends will be received at Second Baptist Church, 2322 10th Avenue, Beaver Falls PA on Wednesday February 10th from 5p-8p. Although the funeral is private it will be live streamed on Washington Funeral Home & Cremations Facebook. Reverend Bernard Tench officiating.

Jasper Lee “Jazz” Glover

Jasper Lee (Jazz) Glover, 72 of Beaver Falls, PA. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 18, 2021. Born in Durant Mississippi on July 26, 1948, to the late Willie and Teelia Glover of Midland PA.

Jazz was a kind and gentleman; he was known for his generous loving spirit. He loved his family and spending time with them, but most of all just being a grandfather. He was employed at the Local Union 833 as a Construction Worker where he retired after 30 years of service. In his spare time he enjoyed Hunting, Fishing and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jazz will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Jazz is preceded in death by his parents and Brothers: Willie James Glover and Herman Glover. Sisters: Josephine McGee and Erma Jean Glover. Nephew: Johnny Miller.

Jazz is survived by his children Darci (Walter) Jackson of Akron, OH and William (Christie) Kelly, Lawrenceville GA. Grandchildren: Niiya, Kiyah and Walter Kirkland, Skye, Ben and William Kelly and Great -Grandchild: Arianna Adams. Brothers: Robert Earl (Judy) Glover, North Carolina and Bennie Lee Glover, Beaver Falls, PA. Sisters: Barbara (Bobby) Miller, Ducula GA and Shirley (Henry) Jackson, Beaver Falls PA. Host of, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Service to be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 11:00 am until 1:00 pm followed by a 1:00 Service Due to Covid 19 the service will be Private( Family only) at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA
Everyone in attendance must WEAR a mask. Due to the high number of cases of the Covid 19 the family is asking friends to join them on Thursday at 1Pm Washington Funeral Home Facebook for a Live Stream Service for Jasper Lee (Jazz) Glover instead of viewing at the funeral home.

Elizabeth Florence Sheffield

Elizabeth Florence Sheffield, 87, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, after a valiant battle with lung disease and heart disease.

Elizabeth always considered herself a life-long resident of Beaver County, having been born in New Brighton and lived in Beaver Falls most of her life. She was a Steelers fan through and through, even when she moved to Farmington Hills, MI in May 2020 to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Roxanne and Robert Chatman. She watched all the Steeler games, wearing her Steeler sweatshirts, and commented on all the plays. She knew football!

A long-time member of Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church in New Brighton, she became a member of St. John Wayman A.M.E. Church in Bridgewater when there was a church merger. In addition to being a Sunday School teacher for nearly 60 years, she served as the church secretary, the Sunday School Superintendent, was a member of the Missionary Society, the Lay Organization and the church choir. She supported nearly every church event and activity. For her efforts, she was chosen as an “Unsung Hero in 2013 by the Pittsburgh Conference Lay Organization of the A.M.E. Church.

Elizabeth had diverse interests. For many years, she bowled in a league, participated in a bridge club, regularly played Pokeno, traveled and played her all-time favorite game – Scrabble. She was a member of the Keystone Temple #197 of the I.B.P.O.E., a member of the NAACP and a charter member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC. She was thrilled to visit the museum in 2019.

But Elizabeth was mostly a “shoe hound.” She loved shoes and purses so her job at Kaufmann’s department store to sell women’s shoes was most fitting. She sold shoes there for 27 years and retired in 1993.

In addition to her late husband Waulnoth Sheffield, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn Miller Law and James Franklin Law; two sisters, Muriel Jackson and Marian Bazemore; and two brothers, James Law and Melvin Law.

She will be deeply missed by her only child, Roxanne (Robert) Chatman of Farmington Hills MI; two grandchildren, Jordan Karinne (Joshua) Chatman Garache of Alexandria VA and Ryan Robert (Melissa) Chatman of Northampton PA; her only great-grandchild, Cameron Jolie Grace Chatman of Northampton PA; two sisters, Jean Dawson and Dolores White, both of Beaver Falls PA; eight sisters-in-law; six brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Elizabeth Sheffield was “Aunt Liz” to many people – even to those to whom she was not related!

Visitation will be Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 11AM at Washington Funeral Home, 1411 6th Ave, Beaver Falls and the Homegoing Celebration will begin at 1PM.
Due to the public health concerns caused by COVID-19, Elizabeth Sheffield’s Homegoing service will be live streamed on Washington Funeral Home & Cremations Facebook page on Saturday, January 9 at 1PM. All visitors are required to wear a mask and to practice safe distancing.
Arrangements are entrusted to Charlotte A, Sheffield Funeral Home, 454 Chestnut St., New Castle, PA. and Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, Beaver Falls, PA, Charlotte A Sheffield and Regina Washington, funeral directors.

Melissia “Missy” Polite

Melissia “Missy” Polite, 41, of Aliquippa, went home to be with her Lord on December 26, 2020. She was born on December 29th, 1978 to the late Hilda Marie Pope and Tyrone Mathis.

Missy was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, cousin and friend. She worked for Woodlawn Laundry until her health became such a serious issue at a young age for her that the only result was a kidney transplant. In the end she maintained a positive attitude, passed along words of strength, and shared her pain and love through her word..

Missy had a heart that stretched near and far. She actively spoke on health issues, illnesses and various ways that she learned to cope, as well as enlightenment on diabetes. She represented the definition of “Family” and above all, she was love. Help us celebrate the blessed life of Melissia “Missy” Polite and come together in love. She will sadly be missed

In addition to her parents Hilda Marie Pope {mother} and Tyrone Mathis {father}; she was preceded in death by Breonna Kirkland {daughter}; four brothers; Enrico Polite, Robert Polite Jr., Timothy Polite, and Tyrone Mathis Jr.; an aunt, Shirley Ann Pope-El; along with three uncles, Sheppard Pope Jr., Arthur Lee {Bo-Bo}Pope, and Richard “Lucky” Pope.

Melissia will be sadly missed by her Spouse Maurice Burrell; two daughters; Shalayah (Spouse Tineca Jolly) Truss; and Kamiyah Polite and two sons Zha-Mare “Bang Bang Wyche and Zha-Quan “Nu-Nu” Freeman; 5 grandchildren, Zendaya Erica Harvey, Beautiful Melissia Truss, Angel Jolly, Jamacia Jolly, and Adaija Jolly; four sisters, Nichole Polite, Youlanda Polite, Sayeeida Polite and Miasha Moore; cousins: Sheppard and Sheilah Pope III, Darla and Todd Hill, Picola Pope, Caprice Pope, and Brittany Oravitz; her best friend, Yevette Clinton, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Monday, January 4, 2021 from 11 AM followed by a homegoing service at 1PM New Holy Temple Church of God 228-250 4th Avenue, Aliquippa, PA. Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls PA. Regina Washington Supervisor.
Due to the restrictions of the COVID 19, everyone is required to wear a mask and practice safe distancing.

Debra Coleman

Everyone that met Debby instantly knew how special she was. There was not a place that Debby could go that she would not leave behind a shared special moment. Debby was known for her spunk, wit and humor. Debby was an avid movie lover and began collecting movies since her early years. Debby loved to shop! Spending hours at the store just browsing was one of her favorite pastimes. Debby was known for her love for her children, faux children and an insane amount of love for her grandchildren. There was no mother, sister, daughter, cousin or friend like Debby and she will surely be missed. Not only will we miss her feisty personality, her love of music or her ability to make everyone she met feel loved and valued, but we will miss her pure heart of gold that was like no other.

Debby was preceded in death by her daughter, Marquita Coleman – Cleckley, her fathers, Charles Kimbrough and Joe Coleman Sr., and her brother, Joe Coleman.

Debby leaves behind her mother, Ozella Coleman; her life partner, Barry Brown; her children, Ira Coleman, Kemma (Ray) Coleman, Omar Coleman, (Scat), Ian (Marie) Coleman, Kenya (Ian) Johns, Kendra (Yovani) Coleman, and Jessica (Brandon) Harris; her grandchildren, Kylee, Na’Jhier, Shareef, Jayla, Anautica, Daonte, Damani, Dahlasja, Jahmadrej, Milan, Makena, Jeremiah, Azuriyah, and Brandon Jr.; her sisters, Francine Adams, Tameika Adams, Julie Simmons and Bell Kimbrough; her nieces and nephews, Jalani, Laquita, and De’Jean; and her closest friends, Eunice, Jimmy and Angie. Debby was loved by so many and she counted so many as her children, although all of their names may not be represented in this list, just know that Momma D loves you abundantly.

The celebration of life will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

Patty Taylor

Patty Taylor, 69 of Beaver Falls passed away Sunday, December 21, 2020 unexpectedly in Heritage Valley Beaver Medical Center. Patty was born August 29, 1951. daughter of Archie Stewart and Carrie Lee Clark Stewart.

Patty was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, Beaver Falls PA. She worked at the Heritage Valley Medical Center as a Unit Clerk for many years until she retired; she was passionate about taking care of others. She will be missed- she was truly and deeply loved by many.

She was preceded in death by her parents Archie and Carrie Lee Clark Stewart, her brother Larry R, Scott , (Janet), Joseph R. Scott and her son James Lee Taylor.

She is survived by her brother Archie Stewart, her loving son Richard M. Taylor (Monica), 5 adoring grandchildren, Ayanna, Ari, Delaney, Dandrea, and Davon. Sisters in Law: Janet Scott, Barbara Taylor, Nieces and Nephews: Kara, JoAnn (Joelle & Joey) and Angela. Larry, Robin and Jodi and Timothy Jackson, Ginger and children. As well as many other relatives and friends. Lifelong friends Vivian Gibson Rippy, Roxanne Chatman and Betty Hamilton

The family would like to express their appreciation to liberty dialysis center of Chippewa for the amazing care and concern they’ve shown Patty over the years

Service to be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 11:00 am followed by a 1:00 pm Service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations located at 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Pastor Bobby Wilson officiating.

Melissa Ann Jackson

Melissa Ann (Musser) Jackson, 48, of Beaver Falls, passed away on December 19th, 2020. Born October 14th, 1972, she grew up in Koppel, PA and was the daughter of the late Lance and Dixie (Sherman) Musser.

Missy, as she was affectionately known, was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was an animal lover, true crime show fanatic, loved listening to music and dancing, and was known to never leave the house without her make-up and hair done. Her family was her world, and she will always be remembered and cherished for her kind, gentle spirit by all who knew her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Julian Jackson, Beaver Falls; daughters, Kayla (Trey) Jackson, Beaver Falls, Brianna (Carl) Jackson, Steubenville, OH, and Christina Jackson, Rochester; sister, Sheila (David) Glitsch, Hookstown; mother-in-law, Mary Jackson; sister-in-law, Rizalita Musser, Felton, DE; uncle and aunts, Charles and Ruth Musser, Midland, Mark and Carol Musser, South Beaver Twp., Edward Musser, Pulaski Twp., Anna Bennett, Rochester, PA, and Marcella Laslovich, Wellsville, OH; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Her loss will also be felt by her animal companions, Kai and Oreo.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lance and William Musser; uncles, Donald and Frank Musser; aunt, Sylvia LaMantia; father-in-law, Irish “Scooter” Jackson; sister-in-laws, Marquita Musser, Mary “Mae Mae” Yates, Joyce Tatum, Dawn and Nadine Jackson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family through the funeral home.

Friends and family will be received on Monday, December 28, 2020, from 11am-1pm followed by a homegoing service at WASHINGTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION, 1411 6th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA, 15010. Pastor Michael Bailey Officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks will be required.

Lawrence ( Larry ) Slappy

On December 16, 2020, Lawrence (Larry) Slappy peaceably passed away surrounding by his family.

He was born May 15, 1954, to the late Lee Roy and Thelma Slappy of Midland, PA. He is affectionately known and called Dub by his brothers and sisters and close family members. Larry was a faithful member of The Father’s House church in Rochester, PA.

He graduated from Midland High School in 1973 and attended Ohio University and Richmond University. Larry established himself as one of the Midland’s all-time great multi-sport athletes. Larry helped lead the Midland Leopards to the 1971 and 1973 WPIAL and PIAA State Basketball Championships. As a sophomore starter Larry played a pivotal role when Midland captured the Class B Titles in 1971. He scored 20 points in the WPIAL Championship Game as a 10th grader and was the senior leader and Captain of the 1973 squad. In the WPIAL Football Finals in 1971 and 1972 as a running back, he rushed for 3,099 yards average 8.8 yards per carry, scored 270 points, 41 touchdowns and 12 extra points. Larry became Midland’s all-time leading rusher and had his #13 jersey retired; the only Leopard to be so honored. As a senior, he was the WPIAL Class B Most Valuable Player in football. Professional basketball called Larry to Europe where he played for over a decade. After retiring from the game, Larry stayed abroad and lived in Brussels Belgium recently returning home.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his brothers, Lee Roy, Jr., John, Joe, and Paul Henry, and his sisters, Mattie Thelma, and Shirley Ann. Larry is also survived by his siblings, John Thomas, Eva (Carl) Leak, Becky Bell, Christine Slappy, Carolyn Harris, Roger Slappy, Mary Burton, Donald Slappy, James (Phyllis) Slappy, Paula (Nate) Waldron, Sister n Law Juanita Slappy, his special brother Greg Hill, and a host of nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to VITAS Hospice Care service, especially Clementine, Jamie, Heather, Trish and Tammi.

Visitations will be held on Monday, December 21st 11am to 1pm with blessing service immediate at 1 pm. at the Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, Pa15010

Nadine Jackson

On December 5, 2020 Nadine Jackson, 54 of New Castle, Pa passed away unexpectedly at UMPC Jameson Hospital, New Castle PA Nadine was born August 12, 1966 and grew up on Mt. Washington, Beaver Falls, PA.

Nadine LOVED her family and friends. She was known for her kind and giving heart. She was always laughing and smiling. Nadine’s Children were her life; she was a wonderful mother, sister and friend. She will forever be LOVED and missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her Father: Irish “Scooter” Jackson. Sister: Mary “MaeMae” Yates, Dawn Jackson and Joyce Tatum.

She leaves to cherish her memories: Son: Aaron Porter. Daughters: Ericka and Marnae Jackson. Mother: Mary Jackson. Brothers: Juilan, Peter, Wayman Jackson. Sister: Deborah Brown, Vivian Ricks, Iris, and Christine Jackson. Aunts: Edna Christine, Theresa Hamlin, Melva Jackson, Doris Brown, Martha Jones, Kathy Moseley, Tammy Bailey, and Jackie Ishmael. Uncles: Joey Patrick Brown and Bernard “Bucky Brown. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. followed by a Homegoing service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremation. 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA,

Richard Leon Ward Sr.

Richard Leon Ward Sr., 88, of Emery St. New Castle, PA, died December 12, 2020, at Jameson Memorial Hospital in New Castle, PA. He was born September 7, 1932, in New Castle, PA to the late Clarence and Racheal Ward.

Richard worked (over 20 years) at YDC (Youth Development Center) after retirement. His time spent with family and friends was something he relished and enjoyed.

He was preceded in death by his sister Doris Ward of New Castle, PA. Brothers Clarence Ward of Carlise, PA.; and Chester Ward of Pittsburgh, PA.

Richard is survived by his wife, Mattie Ward, whom he married July 10, 1960. His children, Kenneth and Angenette Ward of Beaver Falls, PA, Richard Arthur Ward of New Castle, PA, Carmen Smoot of Farrell, PA, Tamara Johnson of Birmingham, AL, Tammy Poole of Birmingham, AL, Gerri Williams of New Castle, PA. His 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. His brother Paul V. Ward Sr of New Castle, PA, his sisters Meryle and Naomi Ward of New Castle, PA, Clarissa Ward of Youngstown, OH, and a host of nieces and nephews.

A Viewing will be Wednesday, December 16, 2020, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Charlotte A. Sheffield Funeral Home 454 Chestnut Street, New Castle, PA. A private burial will be Thursday, December 17, 2020.

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

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