Dara “Sissy” Lynn Fitzhugh Clausell, 62, of Wheeling, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV, surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 10, 1957, in Martins Ferry, OH, a daughter of Tressie (Cochran) Fitzhugh and the late William Fitzhugh.
Dara was a 1975 graduate of Martins Ferry High School and a 2017 graduate of WVNCC. She was a former worker of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel and Wheeling Jesuit University Parkheurst Services. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church of Wheeling, serving on the usher ministry and several committees; Daughter of the Deborah Temple #125 and a Sister of the Truth Chapter Eastern Stars and member of the PTK Honor Society.
She was preceded in death by her father, son Robert “RJ” Mitchell, sister Annette “Nettie” Fitzhugh Carter, nephew Paul “PJ” Fitzhugh and grandparents, aunts and cousins.
In addition to her mother, Dara is survived by her wonderful, caring husband, Darryl Clausell of Wheeling, daughter Twanna (Andre) Etheridge of Uniontown, Pa., grandson Kerrion Mitchell Upshur of Martins Ferry, Oh., granddaughter Amaya Etheridge of Uniontown, Pa., three stepsons, Ryan and Lamar Clausell and Kevin Bellville.
Dara has two brothers, Paul (Terrie) Fitzhugh of Martins Ferry, Oh., William “Billy” Fitzhugh of Phoenix, Az., and a sister Beth (Rodney) Johnson of Allen, Tx. Nieces include Georgette Menough, Jill Owens, DamittaStraughter, Keisha Fitzhugh; nephews are Desjar Johnson and Dathan Johnson. Several great nieces and nephews, and a host of cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held on January 2, 2019 from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm at Macedonia Baptist Church 105 12th St, Wheeling, WV. Funeral services will be the following day, January 3, 2019 starting at 11am. Interment Memorial Garden, Colerain Ohio
Memorial contributions may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church. Arrangements are by the Vinson House of Mortuary., Steubenville, Ohio. Online condolences may be extended to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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