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Alma Ervin

February 23, 1942 — March 2, 2024

Philadelphia, PA


Alma Ervin was born on February 23rd, 1942, to the late John and Jane Kollock, she was the first of six children.  Alma grew up in the Richard Allen projects with her family for ten years before moving to a family home in West Oak Lane.  Alma was educated in the Philadelphia school system and graduated from William Penn High School.  

Alma was married and widowed by David Lee Ervin, and they were blessed with a child Tracy Ervin.  Twelve years later Alma welcomed daughter Mercedes Jones, with partner Edmond Jones, with whom she shared a family and home.

Alma joined the workforce as a teenager and went on to work as a saleswoman at Jacks Camera’s, where she was often photographed in artfully coordinated clothing, make-up and hair.  Alma also graduated from secretarial school and spent a long career as an Administrative Professional with McDonald Douglas, Kelly Services and Staples Corporate Office.  Alma obtained her associate degree in her sixties from Pierce College and retired in her seventies from Acme Market, where she worked as a cashier for twenty years.  Alma was also a member of the Daughter of Isis, Pyramid Temple #1 and Pyramid Court #17.

Alma overcame a stroke in 2013, but never let related issues stop her from enjoying going to the casino with her sisters Jane and Reba; talking on the phone with her sister Marlene; visiting her daughter Tracy and son in law Joe; and enjoying meals cooked by her daughter Mercedes.

Alma is preceded in death by her parents John & Jane Kollock, and three brothers John, Raymond and Donald.

Alma leaves to mourn her, daughter Tracy Kidd and Mercedes Jones; two sisters Marlene Jones and Jane Smith, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

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