Mrs. Rosalie Duncan, 86, departed this life, May 26, 2018 at McKeesport Hospital. She was born May 24, 1932 in Sharpsburg, PA to parents; Mr. Eugene Fletcher Wright & Mrs. Mamie Elizabeth Williams. Mrs. Duncan was foster parent to more than 30 children in McKeesport, PA.
The Louise Day Care was established & became a care center in McKeesport for many years in her home. She (Rosalie) was a well-respected woman of God who was a lifelong church member; who during illness joined Payne Chapel AME Church in Duquesne, PA under the Pastorate of The Rev. Dr. Helen M. Burton (Senior Pastor at the time).
Her favorite scripture: Psalm 23 & favorite songs were “Fragile Heart” by Yolonda Adams, and the well-known “Walk Around Heaven All Day”.
Mrs. Duncan was adorned with a beautiful smile; Her signature personality, and was never seen without it. Preceded in death by her spouse, the well-known, late, Joseph Duncan, Jr. of McKeesport; and sons, Alexander Calvin Jordan of McKeesport, Robert Riley of Maine and Melvin Duncan of McKeesport. She leaves to cherish her memories: A brother-Julius Wright, Sr. of Duquesne, A daughter- Jozette E. (Kent) Gates of McKeesport, stepdaughter- Martha L. Duncan of Pittsburgh, son- Joseph (Danna) Duncan, III of Pittsburgh, son- Darnell D.F. of Myrtle Beach, son Tyler T. of McKeesport, daughter- Darla R. (Isaac) Solomon Stephens of Albuquerque, NM, Grandchildren include: Karl K. Sullivan, II of McKeesport, Karlisha J.I. Washington of Myrtle Beach, Rosa McLaughlin of Pittsburgh, Larry Morris & Lashawn Grimes of Pittsburgh, C.J. Jordan of Maine, Josalee Pattillo of Fredericksburg, VA, Chyna M. Brown of Virginia, Aaron J. Barber of Virginia, Krysten Smith of Myrtle Beach, Bradley Tyler Simonson of McKeesport, host of nieces and nephews, God-Child- Ashante Nicole Kirby of Denver, CO, devoted friends- Ted, Mary Jane, and Rashad Kirby; LaVelle Murphy, and Antoinette Vining all of McKeesport.
“When you cry, do not cry for me for God has set me free.”
Done by the Order of the Duncan Family Family and friends will be received at the Hunter-Edmundson-Striffler Funeral Home, 600 Market Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191) on Tuesday June 5, 2018 from 10:00 am until the time of service at noon with Reverend Helen Burton and Lieutenant John Esker, Jr. officiating. Burial will take place at the National Cemetery of The Alleghenies. Condolences may be made at strifflerfuneralhomes.com.