In memory of
Rev. Magnolia Combs
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In memory of
Rev. Magnolia Combs
Rev. Magnolia (Watson-Reid) Combs, 97, of Brackenridge, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, July 6, 2019. She was born July 7, 1921, in Athens, Ga., to Fannie Rakestraw-Watson and father, John Watson. After his passing, she and her mother moved to Middletown, Ohio, and several years later to Fourth Avenue, Brackenridge. There, her mother married John Reid Sr., and to their union was added her siblings, John (Lula) Reid Jr. and Rose "Bea" (John Waters) Reid. In April of 1937, she married her childhood sweetheart, James Henry Combs; and from their union came eight children, Audrey (Joe) Robinson, Henrietta (Willie) Caldwell, McKinley (Faye) Combs, Louise Ballard, Darnell (Henry) Thrower, James Combs, Tyrone (Beverly) Combs and Quandra (Mitchel) Nickols. In 1985, she returned to school and was licensed and ordained as a minister and counselor. She began a weekly Bible study in her home, which later became the Bibleway Christian Fellowship Church, under the pastorate of her son-in-law, the Rev. Dr. Mitchel Nickols. For years, the Rev. Magnolia Combs was the manager of a community store on Brackenridge Avenue called the Sparrow's Nest. In 1998, at New Kensington Staple's grand opening, Mom Combs was honored for her community service and the store was dedicated to her. Her favorite pastimes were reading, teaching the Word of God and praying. She was preceded in death by her mother, fathers, brother, sister and husband; also by her children, Audrey, McKinley, Darnell, James and Tyrone. Here to celebrate her life are her daughters, Henrietta, Louise and Quandra; a host of family members, her friend and prayer partner, Nancy Ellen Law, her spiritual sons and daughters, church members, care-givers and friends. Viewing will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington. A final viewing will be held at 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, in Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 1140 Fourth Ave., New Kensington. The Rev. Dr. Mitchel Nickols will officiate. Final interment will be at Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights.
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In memory of
Rev. Magnolia Combs
Rev. Magnolia (Watson-Reid) Combs, 97, of Brackenridge, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, July 6, 2019. She was born July 7, 1921, in Athens, Ga., to Fannie Rakestraw-Watson and father, John Watson. After his passing, she and her mother moved to Middletown, Ohio, and several years later to Fourth Avenue, Brackenridge. There, her mother married John Reid Sr., and to their union was added her siblings, John (Lula) Reid Jr. and Rose "Bea" (John Waters) Reid. In April of 1937, she married her childhood sweetheart, James Henry Combs; and from their union came eight children, Audrey (Joe) Robinson, Henrietta (Willie) Caldwell, McKinley (Faye) Combs, Louise Ballard, Darnell (Henry) Thrower, James Combs, Tyrone (Beverly) Combs and Quandra (Mitchel) Nickols. In 1985, she returned to school and was licensed and ordained as a minister and counselor. She began a weekly Bible study in her home, which later became the Bibleway Christian Fellowship Church, under the pastorate of her son-in-law, the Rev. Dr. Mitchel Nickols. For years, the Rev. Magnolia Combs was the manager of a community store on Brackenridge Avenue called the Sparrow's Nest. In 1998, at New Kensington Staple's grand opening, Mom Combs was honored for her community service and the store was dedicated to her. Her favorite pastimes were reading, teaching the Word of God and praying. She was preceded in death by her mother, fathers, brother, sister and husband; also by her children, Audrey, McKinley, Darnell, James and Tyrone. Here to celebrate her life are her daughters, Henrietta, Louise and Quandra; a host of family members, her friend and prayer partner, Nancy Ellen Law, her spiritual sons and daughters, church members, care-givers and friends. Viewing will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington. A final viewing will be held at 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, in Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 1140 Fourth Ave., New Kensington. The Rev. Dr. Mitchel Nickols will officiate. Final interment will be at Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights.
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217 Freeport Rd
New Kensington, PA 15068
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Bright, fresh, beautiful and just right for an elegant expression of heartfelt sorrow and devastating loss. This classic standing arrangement is constructed by a local FTD artisan florist of hand-selected pink blossoms ranging from pale pastels to deep blushing pink. It includes roses, carnations, stock, cushion pompons, Asiatic and Stargazer lilies and hydrangea beautifully set among a field of lush contrasting greens like aspidistra and ivy vines. It comes with a wooden easel for flexible display options and makes an impressive memorable tribute at a wake, funeral or graveside service. Deluxe is approximately 31"H x 20"W.

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Bright, fresh, beautiful and just right for an elegant expression of heartfelt sorrow and devastating loss. This classic standing arrangement is constructed by a local FTD artisan florist of hand-selected pink blossoms ranging from pale pastels to deep blushing pink. It includes roses, carnations, stock, cushion pompons, Asiatic and Stargazer lilies and hydrangea beautifully set among a field of lush contrasting greens like aspidistra and ivy vines. It comes with a wooden easel for flexible display options and makes an impressive memorable tribute at a wake, funeral or graveside service. Premium is approximately 32"H x 22"W.

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