Lela L. Dessaw


Lela L. Dessaw, 88, of Farrell, formerly of California, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Sharon Regional Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 16, 1930, in Ashville, N.C., to Elliot Flint Sr. and Ruth Graham Flint. She attended Farrell schools.
She was a retired supervisor at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, Calif.,
She was a member of Greater New and Living Way Temple, Sharon. She was a member of the Farrell High School football and basketball boosters and worked diligently in the church.
Her husband, Henry "Doc" Dessaw, died in 1987.
Surviving are three daughters, Linnette (Tony) Hardy of Las Vegas, Lisa Stewart of Farrell, and Tina (Dennis) Slater, Farrell; four sons, Robert D. (Janice) Stewart of Farrell, Daniel (Gloria) Stewart of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Vernon Stewart of Columbia, S.C., and Omar (Nichole) Stewart, Farrell; 22 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; two great-great-great children; a sister, Pollymae Harris, McKinley, Texas; a brother, Paul Flint, Columbus, Ohio; special friends the Rev. Robert and Charlotte Stewart, Farrell; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Kathy Hailstock in 2018; a sister, Linnette; and brothers Robert, Clauston and Elliot Jr.

Lela L., 88, of Farrell.
Calling hours: 10 to 10:50 a.m. Saturday (4-20-19) in Greater New and Living Way Temple, Sharon.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday in the church with Bishop Stephen L. Bennefield, pastor, officiating, and Chief Apostle Bishop Alvin S. McCoy as eulogist.
All flowers should be delivered to the church.
Burial: Morefield Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by WILBERT L. SHANNON FUNERAL HOME, Henry Holden Jr., supervisor, 33 Broadway Ave., Wheatland. Condolences may be faxed to 724-347-1917.
Published on April 15, 2019
Send flowers
in memory of Lela
See more

Obituary published in

Arrangements by

Wilbert L. Shannon Funeral Home

Get directions


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on July 14, 2019.

Select an emblem

8 posts

Dr Janet L Newell
Apr 16, 2019
My deepest condolences and sympathies to you in the time of such great loss. May Most High comfort and keep your hearts.
Beverly Williams
Apr 16, 2019
My best friend always here for me . We enjoyed each other company .
Willie Cromartie
Apr 16, 2019
Always so kind trying to look out for others,had a heart of gold. She will be missed and never forgotten
Kenneth and Annie Haslip
Apr 16, 2019
Condolences to the family.Sending prayers of comfort.
Laveeta Burns Atwood
Apr 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss Condolences to the family love you All.God bless my prayer are with you all
Debra Scott Matthews
Apr 16, 2019
So truly sorry for the loss of your Mother. I was able to make her acquaintance when I lived in Farrell. She was a very beautiful, kind lady. My prayers are with you all. May God continue to bless you.
Bronwyn Hosey
Apr 16, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Stewart families, family and friends of Lela. She was a sweet lady. Sending prayers of comfort.
Norene Holden
Apr 15, 2019
Aunt Lela: from where it began (Farrell), to where it continued (California) and where it needed (Farrell)...I will always remember the times in my heart.