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Vanessa Sloane
Vanessa Sloane
Class of 1973
Passed Jul 30, 2022
Vanessa Lorna Sloane, daughter of the late Dabner Sloane and Dorothy W. (Mays) Sloane, was born Wednesday, December 14, 1955, in Harrisburg, PA.

Vanessa retired from the PA Department of Labor and Industry and was a dedicated, longtime member of Turner Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, Steelton, PA. Vanessa diligently handled the finances of the church as Head Trustee and also served with the Usher and Kitchen Ministries as well as the Building Committee. She was a faithful servant of the Lord for over fifty years. Shopping, cooking Sunday dinners and spending time with her grandchildren were among Vanessa’s most loving and enjoyable times.

While at Carolyn’s Hospice House, Harrisburg, PA, on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 8:24 p.m., Vanessa transitioned from time to eternity at sixty-six years of age.

Vanessa leaves irreplaceable memories and her love to two daughters, Khia Kenney (Don) and Jaleesa Burden; three sisters, Brennan Mills, Janese Dunbar and Tina Tucker (Larondo); her grandchildren, Autum Sloane, Jahlya Landon, Keyon Kenney, Jye Selvey; her great-grandchildren, Journey Johnson, Jordynne Johnson, Skylar Anderson; other family members and friends.
Victor Brickus
Victor Brickus
Class of 1973
(Passed date unknown)
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William Coles
William Coles
Class of 1973
Passed Aug 06, 2008
William E. Coles, Jr., 54, of Chambers Hill Road, peacefully transitioned into eternal life on Wednesday, August 6, 2008.
He was born in Hampton, VA, son of Audrey L. Coles and the late William E. Coles, Sr., a graduate of Harrisburg High School; attended Massanuten Academy in Woodstock, VA, where he played football, an employee of First Student as a school bus operator, a certified tennis tech instructor and Harrisburg High School varsity Tennis coach.
In addition to his father, William was preceded in death by his infant twin sons, Bryce and Brandon Coles and leaves to celebrate his life, his loving companion, Magdalena Cruz; his daughter, Angelique Coles; his sons, William Coles III and Darryl Walker; his Brothers and sisters-in-law, Moses Coles, Donald and Sandra Coles, Clarence and Sheila Coles, Gregory Coles, all of Harrisburg and Eric and Evelyn Coles of Newport News, VA; his sisters, Phyllis Williams, Katrina Coles and Brenda Coles, all of Harrisburg; his 4 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
His life will be celebrated Thursday, August 14th at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Major H. Winfield Funeral Home, Steelton, with viewing 6 until 7 p .m. Friends will be received at Edison Village located at 100 S. 19th St.
Yolanda ("jo Jo') Carol Agent
Yolanda ("Jo Jo') Carol Agent
Class of 1973
(Passed date unknown)
Yolanda Carol Agent ("JoJo") was the youngest child born to Hortense and the late Robert Henry Allen of Harrisburg and Library, Pennsylvania. "JoJo" was given the middle name Carol for being born on December 26, 1955, a day after Christmas.
Before graduating from John Harris High School in Harrisburg, JoJo lived in West Germany where she attended junior high school, completed a cake decorating course, performed with American choral groups, and toured Europe as a first soprano soloist. Later, she attended Howard University under a scholarship for the music education and drama program in the school of fine arts and obtained a technical certificate from the Medical Arts Training School in Washington, DC.
Upon returning to Harrisburg, JoJo became a wife and mother to a daughter and four sons who were highly influenced by her big heart and personality. She had a great impact on everyone she met, particularly because of her abilities to be straight forward and make people laugh. Jojo was also known for her exceptional cooking skills. She could really "burn the pots." Her children will forever marvel over the extravagant meals she prepared for special occasions.
JoJo made many face-to-face connections with people in the Harrisburg community due to over twenty years of service as a dental assistant at Hamilton Health Center, certified cosmetologist, and lead singer in Raphael, a local rhythm & blues band. She cared deeply about the community she lived in and her fellow coworkers, including those at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading and completing Star Magazine crossword puzzles.
Yolanda Carol Agent was preceded in death by husband, Charles Anthony Agent, and brother, Robert E. Allen. Left to honor her life and spirit are her mother, Hortense Wright Allen; daughter, Tiffany Monique Johns; four sons, Todd Justin Phillips, Jason Michael Phillips, Shawn Anthony Phillips, and Julian Allen Agent; three sisters, LaTanya Allen Certaine, Rene Allen Goodman and Shawn Scott; brother, Bruce Scott; two granddaughters, Dezarai Phillips and Tationna Elexis-Ann Phillips; three grandsons, Taje Christian Adams, Kelani Adams and Todd Justin Phillips, Jr.; mother-in-law, Francis Blackshear; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Hess; three brothers-in-law, Joseph Certaine, Cornelius Agent and David Agent; two sisters-in-law, Faye R. Oliver and Annette Vanenburg; and godmother, Rose H. Trueitt.
Although many are not named, JoJo was blessed with a plethora of friends and family members, including nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles, and friends of whom she loved and appreciated.
Services will be held in the Church of the Living God, 1301 Rolleston Street, Friday June 4th, 2010 at 11AM with viewing at 9. Her final resting place will be in Paxtang Cemetery. On behalf of the family the Hooper Memorial Home wishes to thank all of you for your prayers and support during this bereavement period.
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Published in Patriot-News on June 4, 2010

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