HUBBARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Anita L. Douglass Houston, 82, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital, Euclid, Ohio, after her stay at Eliza Bryant Center Nursing Home.
She was born in Hubbard, Ohio, on April 27, 1938, a daughter of Clinton Douglass and Ferrell Johnson Douglass.
She spent her life singing and playing piano in church. She and her sisters were called the “Douglass Sisters” while singing in church. She learned to play the piano by ear and later in life she took lessons like jazz piano. She also learned how to play the organ as well. She led many choirs throughout her years. She made a gospel record in the late 70s. She became an evangelist in her 40s holding prayer meetings and giving sermons in church.
She worked for companies like Borden’s and U.S. Steel in the Youngstown area doing data entry.
Anita is survived by her two sons, Clinton Houston of Warren, Ohio and Carmen Lakeesha Houston of Beachwood, Ohio; two grandsons, Cameron Houston of Cleveland and Xavier Houston of San Antonio, Texas; three nieces and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Willie Ferrel Douglass of California and Tessie Douglass Smith of Youngstown.
Visitation will be held Monday, March 8, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home 511 W. Rayen Avenue, Youngstown.
Due to our current health crisis COVID-19 we are asking everyone in attendance to please wear a mask or face covering and to practice all social-distancing guidelines mandated by the Governor of the state of Ohio (6-foot rule and not to linger) thank you in advance.
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A television tribute will air Sunday, March 7, at the following approximate times: 6:27 p.m. on WYTV and 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV.