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Stephanie Denise "Nene" Donelson

March 18, 1964 ~ July 24, 2019 (age 55)

Stephanie Denise Donelson was born on March 18, 1964. She was born to John (preceded her in death) and Sadie Ruth Donelson.  Stephanie was the youngest of seven children.  One sister, Carolyn Jean Hollie and one brother,  Gregory P. Donelson also preceded her in death.

Stephanie graduated from McKeesport Senior High School in June of 1983. After graduation, she when to Job Corp in Charleston,  West Virginia and studied culinary art. After completion, she worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as a chef. Later she worked as a cook at Old Country Buffet, Auberle, Francis McClure Junior High School and McKeesport Senior High School.

In 1991 Stephanie gave birth to a beautiful daughter "Marissa Nicole Donelson" then her only grandson "JaCorey Mikale Perry" in September 2013. Stephanie and Marissa had a very unique relationship bka " Best Friends Forever".

Stephanie was tremendously loved by all and was often referred to as "Everybody's Girl". Her presence meant you're about to get a home cooked meal by a Master Chef ~ Chef Nene as she was known. One of her greatest assets was cooking and she did it well!

She leaves to cherish to the memories of her life a loving mother, Sadie R.  Donelson of McKeesport, Pennsylvania; one child, Marissa Nicole Donelson and grandson, JaCorey Mikale Perry of McKeesport,  Pennsylvania; three sisters:  Barbara A. Love of Covington, Georgia; Saundra Donelson and Brenda Donelson of McKeesport, Pennsylvania; one brother: Johnny Donelson of Temple Hills, Maryland; four nieces: Nicole Shree Donelson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,  Felicia Donelson,  LaShawn Donelson and Tikki Liverpool of Washington DC; four nephews:  Blake DaVaugh Donelson of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Raffana Donelson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Darius Maurice Donelson Sr. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nathan Donelson of McKeesport, Pennsylvania;  two great nieces: Aaliyah Marie Donelson of Toronto, Ontario, Brooklyn Donelson of McKeesport, Pennsylvania; one great nephew: Darius Donelson Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; special cousin: Simone Clark of Buffalo, New York, special friends: Gwen Pearson of Pitcarin, Pennsylvania, Norie White of Cincinnati, Ohio, Stanley Simpson of McKeesport, Pennsylvania,  Nancy Cox of McKeesport, Pennsylvania and a host of cousins and friends.

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