Joyce Ann (Tartt) Waters

October 9, 1943 ~ March 12, 2019 (age 75)


Joyce Ann Tartt Waters, 75 of Clairton, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in UPMC Shadyside Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on October 9, 1943, in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Cecil Henry Tartt and Leola Frances Ellis.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter S. Waters, Jr., and son, Walter S. Waters, III.

Joyce was a member of Hilltop United Methodist Church, where she served in numerous capacities.  She also served as a member of the Allentown Senior Citizen’s Center Advisor’s Council, the church representative to the Board of Directors of the Senior Citizen’s Center, and a former member of the Caligiuri Towers Tennant Council.  Joyce was a graduate of Donora High School.  She was formerly employed at Kane Regional Center in Scott Township and retired as a nurse’s aide from Manor Care.

Survivors include her daughter, Renada S. Washington of Port Orange, FL; five grandchildren, Mercedes-Maree Frances Robinson, Nadia Marlana Davis, Amaya Lashea Waters, Billy Jo  Washington, Jr., Liam Grant Washington; two great-granddaughters, Noelle-Maree Lynn Robinson and Nevaeh Robinson; five brothers, Cecil  (Helen) Tartt of Monessen,  Dane Tartt of Irwin, Irving Tartt Donora, Edward Tartt of Washington, Frank Tartt of Donora; sister, Valetta Moore of Ambridge; aunts, Mary Harris of Garnerville, NY and Marie Gardner of Donora; niece Alicia J. Waters of Aberdeen, MD; brother-in-law, Robert A. (Robin) Waters, cousins, Francine (Mack) Simms of Monessen and Daniel “Rock” (Lois) Thompson of Donora, nephew Enoch Leech; other cousins, nieces, nephews, and many who called her a friend.

Friends will be received on Monday, March 18, 2019, from 5-8 p.m.at the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 449 Mitchell Avenue, Clairton, Pennsylvania.  Services will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in the Morning Star Baptist Church, 307 Shaw Avenue, Clairton, Pennsylvania.

Interment will follow in the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania

Arrangements entrusted to Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., Clairton, PA.

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March 18, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc.
449 Mitchell Ave
Clairton, PA 15025

Funeral Service
March 19, 2019

11:00 AM
Morning Star Baptist Church
307 Shaw Avenue
Clairton, PA 15025

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