MALONE, Margerean W.  -
A Life Well Lived ...
Margerean Walton Malone was born March 9, 1936, she was the last of three children born to Henry Pella and Lula Mae Bonner Walton. Margerean grew up learning and following the Lord’s word, proper etiquette, and right from wrong. Her parents taught her about life by way of living example and storytelling.
She grew up as an adventurous tomboy trying to keep up with her older brother. Margerean had a life long appreciation and love for classical music, which began in her elementary music classes. Margerean graduated from Escambia County Training High School in 1952. She went on to earn a degree in Secretarial Science from Alabama A&M in 1954. After graduating she was sent north by her parents to be close to her brother and to take advantage of the better career opportunities in Dayton, OH. Soon after arriving Margerean began working to complete an accounting degree at Central State University in Wilberforce, OH where she meet, fell in love with and soon married Charles E. Malone.
To help support their new family Margerean found employment at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in July of 1956 as a mail clerk. She rose to the position of lead secretary (steno) to the director of the SAD division. During her career she earned many Excellence awards, Outstanding commendation ratings plus pay and grade raises. She retired in June of 1993 to a life of taking care of her children, home, friends and of course the monthly Po-ke-no nights with her close group of girl friends.
She was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, and a great friend. As a mom of five boys and a girl, Margerean took pride in them all, saying “they were her greatest joy”. She grew to meet the needs of her family unit by becoming an amazing homemaker, seamstress, accountant, baker and we all know how well she cooked. She did whatever it took to keep her family strong and headed along the right path. She was always a comfort and understanding counsel to those in need.
Margerean was preceded in death by her parents (Henry and Lula Walton); sister (Annie Louise) and brother (Henry, Jr.); son Charles E. Malone, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory, her sons Anthony, Donald, David, and Ronald (Marlene); daughter Priscilla Westbrook (Bryan); and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, and friends. She will be truly missed as she was loved and revered by all who knew her. It is a comfort to know her loving memory, teachings and imprint will linger until we see her again.
Funeral service will be 11 A.M., Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church, 1501 W. Third St. Visitation 10-11 A.M. Interment West Memory Gardens.