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Carnelia V (Lyerly) Garrett

August 30, 1929 ~ December 12, 2020 (age 91)

Obituary

Carnelia Garrett, 91 of Duquesne, PA departed life peacefully on Saturday December 12, 2020 at Canterbury Place, Lawrenceville, PA.

 

Carnelia was born August 30, 1929 in Mckeesport, PA, daughter of the late Reuben, Sr and Wilmer Reid Lyerly.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Thomas Garrett, sons, Ernie Garrett (Angelic Garrett, Donna Clifford) and Rodney Garrett, brothers, Reuben Lyerly Jr., Eugene Lyerly and Manuel Lyerly.

 

Carnelia was raised in Clairton, PA, and attended school there.   At a young age, she was baptized at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was employed at one time for K-Mart in South Hills. Carnelia loved doing hair and graduated from the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy and earned her Beautician License. She was very successful doing hair in her home salon.  She enjoyed spending time with family and socialized at Community Life making new friends, playing games, field trips, and the meals they prepared. Carnelia loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and on any given Sunday she was cheering for them or she would be watching CNN. She was one who never minced words, she would say exactly what was on her mind.

Carnelia leaves to cherish her life and memory, a loving Son, Bruce Garrett of Duquesne; Niece, Jan Franklin (Bobby) of Plum, PA; Grandchildren, Gretchen Garrett Key of Vacaville, CA, LaQuinta Garrett of Homestead, PA, Damon Garrett of San Jose, CA;  9 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 18, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc.
449 Mitchell Ave
Clairton, PA 15025

Memorial Service
Friday
December 18, 2020

1:00 PM
Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc.
449 Mitchell Ave
Clairton, PA 15025

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