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February 5, 2014

Johnella Cummings

MEADVILLE — Johnella Cummings, 54, of 19739 Forest Green Apartments, Apt. 307, Meadville, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at home.

Johnella was born in Memphis, Tenn., on June 27, 1959, a daughter of Georgia Barber Cummings and the late Robert Cummings Sr.

Johnella was an active member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Meadville. She was employed as a counselor at Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest, Calif. Johnella enjoyed crocheting, shopping, reading the Bible, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Johnella is survived by four daughters, Katictrice L. Barnes, Latasha Pruitt-Driver and her husband, Frankie, Shinika Pruitt and Shantina Gaters, all of Memphis; nine grandchildren; her mother, Georgia Cummings of Meadville; six sisters, Willie-Ruth Stout and her husband, Richard, of Meadville, Emma-Jean Buggs of Erie, Tina Wofford and her husband, Larry, and Demetrius Ward-Manley and her husband, George, all of Meadville, Bertha Eggleston of Memphis, and Beverly Williams of Meadville; three brothers, Larry Cummings and Michael Cummings, both of Meadville, and Melvin Cummings of Memphis; her godson, Orlando Benson of Jamaica, N.Y.; a special friend, Randy Stout of Memphis; the father of her children, Arlandis Pruitt of China Lake, Calif.; three nieces, 12 nephews; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Johnella was preceded in death by her father, Robert Cummings Sr.; and a brother, Robert Cummings Jr.

Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall, 15315 Harmonsburg Road, Meadville, with Matt Timmons officiating.

Johnella will be laid to rest in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township.

Share your condolences at miznerfuneralhome.com.

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