Elsie Culliver
1932 - 2021
John V. Graziano Funeral Home, Inc.
228 N Second Street
Jeannette, PA
Elsie Gantt Culliver, 88, of Jeannette, affectionately known as "mother" by her children, departed this life Thursday, July 15, 2021, at her home, surrounded by the presence of our Lord, her husband and daughters, along with her sister, Sissy, and her loving family. She was born October 16, 1932, in Wilmerding, a daughter of the late Peter J. Davis Sr. and Elsie Nelson Davis. Elsie was a housewife and stay-at-home mother who enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, and taking care of her family. She also enjoyed an afternoon of the local news and soap operas, but most importantly she enjoyed learning about her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Elsie was a long-time member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, now known as Rock of Refuge Congregational Church, Jeannette. Elsie was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence Q. Gantt; four sisters, Rosella Winters, Ethel Davis, Mary Peaks and Barbara Williamson; two brothers, Peter J. Davis II and Willis E. Davis; and her five loving sons, Lawrence, Emmet, Darwin, Kenneth and Marvin. Elsie leaves behind her loving and devoted husband, Lawrence W. Culliver; a sister, Theresa Cantine, of Greensburg; seven priceless daughters, Josephine G. Culliver, Latrobe, Stephanie M. Gantt, Jeannette, Linda M. Horinek (Arthur), Lorain, Ohio, Tonya Poole-Brundage (Darrell), Pittsburgh, Christine E. Harman (Mark), Stahlstown, Rachel R. Gantt and Yvonne Y. Gantt, both of Jeannette. Elsie leaves a legacy of 26 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. Elsie's primary caregiver was her loving husband, Lawrence W. Culliver, along with her devoted family. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Gaynel Brown with Women of Integrity, her (caretaker), and the entire Heritage Hospice Team, especially Lauren and Nicole, who have helped care for her over the last year. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 North 2nd St., Jeannette, PA 15644. A funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Thursday, in the Rock of Refuge Congregational Church, 102 Clay Ave. Jeannette, PA 15644, with Pastor Roy Aiken officiating. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township.
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Published by Tribune Review on Jul. 20, 2021.
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John V. Graziano Funeral Home, Inc.
228 N Second Street, Jeannette, PA
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John V. Graziano Funeral Home, Inc.
228 N Second Street, Jeannette, PA
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Rock of Refuge Congregational Church
102 Clay Ave., Jeannette, PA
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Sending our condolences to the family for their loss. Praying for strength and comfort. GOD BLESS!
Toni and Edward Mough
July 22, 2021
My condolences to the family for your loss. Praying for your strength.
Gloria Cook
July 21, 2021
Tonya, My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences.
Dawn Crouthamel
July 20, 2021
My condolences go out to all of Ms Elsies family during this time of sadness. May this bring you all closer together for comfort and support. Ms Elsie was always a wonderful loving lady. May she now RIP.
Sheree Howell Evans
July 20, 2021
Linda and Family,
I know there is nothing that I can say or do that will take away your sadness at this time, I pray that each of you feel the healing power of the love your mom had for her Lord and Savior. You have all been through so much over the last few years that I have known Linda. Support each other and hang on to all of those wonderful memories you have.
Jean Young
July 19, 2021
It was an honor to care for Elsie during her stay at Excela Health Latrobe hospital, she has a beautiful soul, my condolences go to the family for the loss of such an amazing woman! She will forever be looking down on her family and smiling!
Angelina McKinney
July 19, 2021
My Deepest Sympathy to all of you at this sad time. RIP
Mayor Curtis Antoniak
July 18, 2021
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