Her Homegoing Service will be held in the Compassion Tabernacle United Holy Church of America, 2044 Mead St., on Wednesday, July 24th, at 11:00 a.m. with Elder John Smith-Host Pastor, Rev. Melvin Hargrove-Officiant. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
Mary L. Scales-Hardin (nee: Jackson) was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 surrounded by her family at Ridgewood Care Center. Mary was born in Brownville, Tennessee, on October 23, 1933 to Vosquel and Effie Mae (nee: Nesbitt) Jackson. She united in marriage in 1954 to Dan Scales Jr. in which they had 5 children from their union. Mary was preceded in death by her first husband in 1965. Mary remarried in 1983 to the late Willie E. Hardin. Mother Mary was a God -fearing prayer warrior. She accepted Christ at a young age and was a faithful member of All Nation Pentecostal Church before spending a few years in Kokomo, Indiana. She found fellowship with Elder Milton Hall Jr. of Grace Memorial Institutional Church and later joined Compassion Tabernacle United, under the leadership of Pastor Smith until her health declined. Even in her final years she enjoyed Sunday service at Ridgewood Care Center.
Mother Mary leaves a life of joyous memories to her beloved children; Avis (Robert) Gamble, Jeffrey (Ashley) Scales, Gwen (Denory) Perry-Brye, Vivian Scales and preceding her in death, her youngest child, Daniel Scales. Her thirteen grandchildren; Alex Scales, Allisia Stewart, Latisha Scales, Nathaniel (Gabrielle) Perry, Isiah Scales, Cherrelle Scales, Jeremy Gamble, Leah Mason, Adrian Gamble, Janelle Scales, Robert Lawson, and Camille and Kendall Scales. Affectionately known as “Big Ma,” she also cherished eleven great grandchildren. In addition, she leaves fond memories to her beloved sister Marcella Shackelford, and in-laws Ada Scales, Mary Ann Taylor, Lillie B. Scales and Cliff Scales. Special cousins, Mable Upchurch and Ella Cartwright. Long time friends Mamie Jennings and Doris Stewart, and a host of other friends and acquaintances. Mary was preceded in death by her siblings; Quincy, Wayne Dee, Shirlene, and Pauline Jackson and in-laws; Lue Hatch, Mattie Lee Blake, Hattie Vaughn, Samella Black, Shelvel and Willie Lee Scales.
The Scales Family would like to send a special thank you for the care and support provided by Ridgewood Care Center staff, Richard Doss, RN and Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care.