Aretha Hallums, 50, of Sumner Ave., departed this life on Tuesday October 8, 2019. Born in McKeesport, PA she was a daughter of Joe Watkins and Vera Hallums. A 40-year Springfield resident, Aretha was a member of Mission Church. She enjoyed cooking and being with her family, especially the grandchildren. Aretha is survived by three children, Alexander Hallums, Larry Green Jr., and Natoya Hallums; two brothers, Otis Porter Jr. and Hamid Hallums; two sisters, Lisa Hallums-Gaynor and Oletha Wells; her step-father who raised her, Otis Porter Sr.; eight grandchildren, Alexis, Ayana, Amayah, Desiah, Princess, Nalaysia, Decovan, and Zariah; a brother-in-law, Otis Gaynor; a sister-in-law, Judith Coleman; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews . The calling hour is 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home, followed by funeral services at 11, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
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