Located at:  1683 Mars Hill Road

Mailing Address:  738 First Street

Sutersville, PA 15083-1038


Stanford R. Pratt, Sr.

Born January 26, 1933  •  Went to be with our Lord on Monday, June 10, 2013

Elder Stanford R. Pratt Sr., 80, of McKeesport, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 10, 2013.

He was born Jan. 26, 1933, in Smithdale, son of the late John Wesley and Rose Budd Woodfork Pratt. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Rose Marie Brown, Mary Pettus and John Pratt Jr.

He was a former employee of the P and LE Railroad and a retired steelworker of U.S. Steel Corp., Clairton Works. He was a faithful member of Trinity Church of God in Christ, where he served as the assistant pastor, assistant district superintendent, past president of YPWW, Young People Willing Workers, president of the pastor's anniversary committee, chairman of Board of Directors of Trinity and state devotional leader of the Church of God in Christ.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Julia A. Greene Pratt, of McKeesport; daughters, Darnise L. Lester, of McKeesport, Evelyn M. (Nathaniel) Newsome, of Pittsburgh, Sherry E. (Elder Guy) Johnson, of McKeesport, Myrna V. (Lewis) Hazen, of Savannah, Ga., and Dawn M. (Lee) Drake, of De Kalb, Miss.; sons, Stanford R. (Debra) Pratt Jr. and Aaron D. Pratt, both of Pittsburgh; 21 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, in Trinity Church of God in Christ, 2216 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, with services at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, with Bishop James M. Foster officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth. Arrangements by ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., McKeesport.