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Goldie Ann Scales

January 27th, 1947 - March 9th, 2018

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Goldie Ann Scales was born in Darling, Mississippi on January 27, 1947, to the union of Joe and Lennie Scales. Goldie's parents, brother (Joe, Jr.), nephew (William), and Sister (Gracie) preceded her in death. Following in the family tradition, she was a devout Christian. Now, with God, her journey continues as she has joined her parents, brother, nephew, and sister.

Although born in Mississippi, most of her childhood and adult years were lived in Chicago. She attended both Catholic and public elementary schools. Afterward, she attended and graduated from Hirsch High School. Later she attended and graduated from Moraine Valley Community College. She had a ferocious appetite for reading and learning. That appetite launched her into digital data entry, management, law (para legal), and real estate.

Goldie was family focused. Her aim was to do whatever she could to assist family members with shelter, education issues, and other matters. Notwithstanding, she offered non-family members her knowledge and skill about management, ownership, and computers.

Her mannerism was seamless. Whenever she answered the phone or someone asked how are you; her answer was consistent in a cheery voice: “I'm good,” how are you? She did not meet strangers. Upon introduction to someone, she would immediately engage them in a friendly conversation that could range from herself to past and current day politics.

To the union of Goldie and Anthony were born their jewel daughters, Octavia and Kelly. Her daughters were her pride and joy. They cherished their mother and kept her included in their lives whether through telephone, text, Skype, trips to other states, or the Caribbean islands.

Goldie embraced the world as a challenge in that she felt herself moving and changing with it. Her days of driving to the lake with her favorite chair and sitting there to read a book for a few hours was so rewarding and so inspirational for her. She enjoyed early morning walks along the lake and taking in the view of the Chicago skyline. Inhaling the fresh air and the quietness often began her day.

For now, Goldie, your moving on, challenges us to embrace your enthusiasm for life, your love to be innovative, and your determination to keep God in our lives. Yes, you said “do not be sad,” so we will laugh and we will cry but nothing will keep you from our hearts. So, be at peace.

Goldie is survived by her daughters Octavia Powell (Tim) and Kelly Mitchell (Darrion); her sisters Eller Brower (Cerome, Zeela and Jonathan – Kimani, Kaia, Kayden); Alice Scales; Verlenia Martin (Michael, John – Janyce; Robert – Anthony, Ariah; William – s/o William/dec'd); nephews George Isiah Davenport, Jr. (Beverly – George Isiah III, Gracie Varnell); Gerald Ingle Davenport; Sean Simms (s/o Joe Jr./dec'd); and a host of other family members, acquaintances, and friends.

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Name Goldie Ann Scales
Date of Birth January 27th, 1947
Date of Death March 9th, 2018
Home Town Darling, MS, US 
Favourite Saying "I'm good"
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SiblingsJoe Scales, Jr, Gracie Mae Davenport, Alice Scales, Verlenia Martin, Eller Brower
ParentsJoe Scales, Lennie Scales
ChildrenKelly (Maat Bey) Powell, Octavia Powell
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Sharon published condolence .

Death is never easy for the ones that are left behind. Octavia and Kelly - you have my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mom, my cousin Goldie. I am sooooo sorry that I was not able to make it to Chicago to support you but please know that you were in my thoughts and prayers. To my cousins - Alice, Eller and Lena - I can only imagine the hurt that you have in your hearts losing another sibling so soon. Sending all of you my Love.. Your Family in St. Louis

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Michelle Bryan published condolence .

Dear Octavia, Kelly and Aunts, I deeply regret not making it back to Chicago to see you all before this sad yet joyous time. When I met Goldie she was very welcoming towards me. She made me feel at ease staying at her home. Some of the memories I have of Goldie back then was how stylish she was. I remember her purchasing her first manual car and the three of us, (Goldie, Octavia and myself) going for a spin and how Goldie had to quickly get to grips with the gear stick. I remember being introduced to the squash vegetable and Goldie not believing I had never tasted or heard of it before: we just didn't have them in England in those days 30 years ago! Happpy memories and long will they last. Having lost my parents in the last 12 years enables me to understand some of the emotions you all may be feeling. None of that makes it any easier I know but I hope you can find some strength in knowing that there are people all over the world sending you love and strength. I offer my ear and shoulder and hopefully see you all soon.

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Kristina published condolence .

In Him Alone~Kristina Wright To My Best Friend Goldie Lord I will sing a new lullaby as my obstacles melts away I made up my mind to walk through them, Alongside with thy assistant I will enlarge my tent, I know I can do everything through you, who gives me strength In righteousness my throne shall be established, I will be far from oppression for you laid my stones with fair colors and my foundations with sapphires, Patience’s virtues purify my desires. Lord you brought good and beauty out of all my pains and tears, uprooted somethings and deposit others, sent me your listening ear, Thou great mercies you did render, when I went through my hardships and decided to surrender. Yes, I will keep my heart with all diligence, for the issues of life flow from there You are my maker and my maker is mine so I know you are everywhere, I can rest assured my redeemer lives, my trust, my spirit is in Him Alone

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Uncle Larry&auntie Diane published condolence .

May Jehovah the God of all comfort be with you and Kelly now and in the days to come we love you

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Uncle Larry& Auntie Diane published comment .

And may you both find comfort in the promises of God's word... Matthew 6:10, 9:18-35, Psalms 37:10,11 Revelation 21:3-5, Proverbs 3:1-5

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