A precious soul, Ameana Abdo, of Weirton, a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to so many passed away at Allegheny General Hospital on Monday, July 24, 2023. She was fifty-nine years old.
She was born on Sunday, December 8, 1963, in Weirton. A daughter of Mohamed and Elsie (Harezey) Abdo.
Ameana was a member of the 1982 graduating class of Weir High School. She was employed at the Mountaineer Racetrack and Gaming Resort with over eighteen years of faithful service as a Reservationist, she was well known to brighten anyone’s day!
Ameana had an inherent trait to help others. She did so by the simple gesture of a smile, the card in the mail to lift one’s spirit, or whatever the occasion, everyone knew that Ameana was coming with something to leave an impression and put a smile on your face. She was doing God’s work on earth and all the individuals she knew looked forward to being in her daily presence.
She always kept her house beautifully decorated. Whatever the season or holiday she was celebrating, there would be a tree decorated that would highlight that time of year or that specific moment in time. She enjoyed changing the trees month after month and making her home very inviting and welcoming.
If you knew Ameana, she loved to laugh, the world’s best medicine. She would find humor in the simplest of things, but the one thing that would make her laugh and laugh uncontrollably is watching re-runs of sitcoms and the slapstick comedy that was portrayed in those comedies years ago.
Ameana’s passing will undoubtedly leave numerous hearts saddened, but if you were fortunate enough to know her and know how she affected people, you can exhibit that enthusiasm for life which she possessed and continue to make the lives of so many people brighter in her own distinct way.
Ameana was preceded in death by her parents, brother Abby, and niece Tyra Crawford.
Left to cherish her memory fondly are her sisters, Fatima Abdo of Moundsville, and Salema (Robert) Crawford of Bryan Texas, her nieces and nephews, Darlene, Bobby, Charna, Crawford, her beloved cat Rattles, and her Best Friend and Partner for over ten years, David Pendergrast.
Friends will be welcome to visit Ameana’s family on Sunday, from 2 pm until 6 pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 am.
Pastor Jason Romine will officiate.
Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family.
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