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Louis Coward, Jr.
February 8, 1942 ~ August 4, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Louis Coward Jr., 81, of Duquesne, Pennsylvania was the first-born child on February 8, 1942, in De Ridder, Louisiana, of the late Mr. Louis and Mrs. Luealla Jury Coward.
Louis and his parents moved to Duquesne when he was just a toddler.
Louis began working during his late teenage years. And when he became an adult, he worked at the United States Steel Mill in Duquesne PA. He continued working there until the Steel Mills closed. Several years later he enrolled at Community College of Allegheny County to pursue a course in Nursing/Orderly. Immediately after receiving his certification, he was employed at the Braddock Hospital in Braddock PA. Louis Jr., worked there for many years until he retired.
There are so many memories of him, one fond memory he left us, is “How every car he ever had was always spotless and clean.” Everyone knew when Uncle Jr. came into the house, all the kids would say, “HERE COMES UNCLE JR.!” They would get in order and listen to his authority. He had a presence about him that everyone respected him. He also enjoyed going fishing, along with listening to jazz and gospel music. Last but not least, several years ago Louis Coward Jr. decided to join and become a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Duquesne, PA. Under the leadership of Rev. Archie D. Perrin, Jr., Pastor.
Louis departed this world at 12:40 am on August 4, 2023, at Kane Community Living Center in McKeesport, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, two younger brothers, Don E. Coward, and Johnnie Coward, and his three sons, Kenneth, Michael J., and Tyrone Coward.
Louis is survived by his beloved family, one son, Sean Baker of Charlotte, North Carolina, two younger siblings, brother, Robert Coward of Stockbridge GA; sister, Lueana Coward of McKeesport, PA; Louis has many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, great-nephews, cousins, and many friends and associates. Louis Coward Jr. was married three times during his life journey in this world.