Myrlene Jones Obituary (2022) – Syracuse, NY



Dr. Myrlene Middleton Jones May 7, 2021 It is a blended sorrow and joy to announce the passing of Dr. Myrlene Middleton Jones LCSW-R, D. Div. who rejoined her heavenly Father and His celestial hosts on May 7, 2021. She was predeceased by her husband, the late Rev. John D. Jones, and leaves to mourn her departure her mother, Edith Pearl (the late Emory, Sr.) Middleton; son, Rufus; sisters Joyce (John) Neal, Diane Middleton, Ruby (Jerry, Sr.) Anderson, Sadie (Emmanuel) Schaefe, Jewel (Richard) Rieck, O’uaghn (Mark) Knight, and brothers Emory (Reatha) Middleton Jr, Archie Middleton and Wayne Middleton. She was predeceased by brother, Paul Middleton. Although she retired after a career which included roles as Affirmative Action Administrator at the Syracuse Development Center as well as Clinical Social Worker at the Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Syracuse and Canandaigua, NY, she continued to enrich lives as a therapeutic counselor as a part-time Social Worker with Psychological Healthcare of Syracuse, NY. A lifelong church-goer, she was an active member of Brotherly Love Church of God in Christ located on South State Street in Syracuse, NY, and held the title Missionary Evangelist. She was also a well-respected teacher and speaker at both ecumenical and denominational conferences, functions and events. A kind, compassionate world-traveled Christian woman, she was also active in a number of civic and community organizations and was a local television celebrity in the Afro-American community as the regular host on the Sunday morning program ‘Karamu’. Among the organizations with which she was affiliated are the Girls Scouts of American National Board; the Bethel Bible Institute which she co-founded with her late husband; the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.; the Corinthian Club; the Syracuse Public Library Board of Trustees; the NAACP of Syracuse; the National Council of Negro Women; the International Christian Women’s Council, in addition to a number of other civic, community and faith-based organizations. Scheduled memorial services include a wake on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 6PM-8PM at the Living Water Church of God in Christ on Huron Street in Syracuse, NY, and a homegoing commemoration on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 11AM at Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University campus. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made in her name to the Brotherly Love Church of God in Christ, 1234 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13207. Those who cherished her in life are encouraged to celebrate her life by secretly performing random acts of kindness in honor of her memory. GETHERS TRUST GOD 315-476-0157 Please leave Memories and Condolences on syracuse. com/obits

Published by Syracuse Post Standard from May 19 to May 20, 2022.

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