Moses Marvin Menifield (Moe), born August 22, 1941 to the late Moses Joseph and Frances Amanda Louise Menifield peacefully passed from this life on January 18, 2021 at the age of 79.
Moses was educated in the Carnegie School System, after graduating from high school he enlisted in the United States Army in 1963, served in Korea, and was honorably discharged as a Private E-1, Medical Spec., received National Defense Service Medal and achieved Expert Rifle M-14 after serving his country for 4 years.
After his discharge from the Army, relocated to New York from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He established a life there for many years. He married twice and became the father of 5 children. He attended and graduated from Lenox Hill Hospital Radiology School as an x-ray technician. In fact, at that time he was the first of his siblings to achieve a higher education degree of any kind beyond high school.
Moses worked as an x-ray technician for several hospitals and private practices until his addiction put him in a condition where he could no longer hold that position.
Upon returning to Pittsburgh, he became a participant in the Light of Life Mission’s drug addiction program in which he achieved 2 years clean and became a sponsor to help others in their progress. But the addiction that was started while in the Army soon took control of his life once again.
In his continued search to be free, He gave his life to the Jesus Christ and was baptized. Albeit, his life did not always reflect that decision yet his desire for the Lord was always there.
He was diagnosed with COPD and in late 2016 the disease became so severe that he had to be on oxygen 24 hours a day. This condition limited him in many ways. During this time, he became determined to be clean from drugs. However, because of the oxygen he could not be enrolled in an outpatient drug program nor a residential program. Not being able to find a drug rehab program to help him, after many years of addiction, he cleaned himself off of drugs. Which was a great accomplishment for him and he gave the Lord thanks for His help.
Moses loved his family and being around them always brought him much joy. His great smile always revealed how happy and content he was to be with love ones. He would always jokingly tell stories that made you laugh at the way he expressed them with that unique voice he had and that infectious laugh could always win you over. Being an avid movie watcher, he could recall a movie for you in such an exciting detailed manner that it would cause you to desire to see that movie for yourself.
His love and understanding of who Jesus Christ is and what the Lord had done for him grew more and more. He often spoke about the Lord and how much He meant to him.
Moses was preceded in death by his brothers, William, Norman, Richard, Samuel, John and sister Ruby Travillion. He leaves to cherish his memories, his children Lani (Alvin) Rountree, Marvin (Sonja) Fritzgerald, Shawn (Joyce) Fritzgerald, Amanda (Jimmy RIcks) Menifield, Amber Menifield, 13 grandchildren, brother Carl Menifield, sister Maria Taylor, brother-in-law Richard Taylor, nephew Carl (Beverly) Menifield, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many close friends.
He will be buried at National Cemetery of Alleghenies in Bridgeville, PA., with full military honors
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