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Darlean Haskins Laster

June 24, 1953 ~ April 1, 2022 (age 68)

Obituary

            Mrs. Darlean Haskins Laster, 68, of Youngstown, transitioned from this life on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

            Mrs. Laster was born June 24, 1953 in Youngstown, a daughter of Samuel Sr. and Garnell “Dolly” Carter Haskins.  She was a graduate of North High School and received her Associate Degree from ITT.  She was a member of Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church where she served as former church secretary, a Bible Study student and a member of the culinary ministry.  She traveled to many of the church conventions; was a member of the National Council of Negro Women and several book clubs.  Darlean enjoyed reading, studying African Culture, research, shopping, antiques, bus trips and collecting coins and dolls.

            She leaves to mourn her passing, but to rejoice in her eternal peace, four children, Cornelius (LeAnn) Laster of Youngstown, Johnnie Laster, Jr. of Brooklyn, NY, W. Jerome (Levonia) Laster of Manhattan, NY, and Nicole Laster of Houston, TX; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; her brother, Samuel Haskins Jr. of Centerville, OH; two sisters, Corlis (Thomas) Green and Elaine Bevly both of Youngstown; a dear friend and mother of Johnnie, Jerome and Nicole, Rosa Laster; and a host of family and friends.

            Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie James Laster Sr., whom she married April 27, 1997 and who passed away April 28, 1999; two brothers, Otis Dancy and Mark Haskins.

            Visitation will be Saturday, April 16, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.,  funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 920 Dryden Ave., Youngstown.  Due to the pandemic, all guest are required to wear masks and observe social distancing.

            Services of Love and Dignity entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
April 16, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Price Memorial AME Zion Church
920 Dryden Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44505

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 16, 2022

11:00 AM
Price Memorial AME Zion Church
920 Dryden Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44505

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