Syretta Linette Scales


Syretta Linette Scales went home to be with the Lord on January 12, 2021. She was an avid church attendee and a strong behavior in the Lord.

Syretta graduated from East High School, then went on to graduate from Urban University majoring in Early Childhood Development. She was an employee for the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks for over 20 years, as well as a teacher for various school programs for over 20 years and was very well known and loved in the community.

Syretta is preceded in death by, mother, Norma Wakefield; father, Donald Scales Sr., brother, Donald Scales Jr.; and aunts, Branda “Faye” Wakefield and Deborah Wakefield.

Syretta is survived by sons, Jeffrey Scales and Michael Wakefield; grandchildren, Jayla Scales, Kennedy Scales, Kamdin Scales, Khalil Scales, and Drayce Wakefield; brothers and sisters; Kevin Rider, Jerome Midgette, Andre Rider, Donna Cobbs, Tonya Cobbs, Robert Williams, Charles Moss, Sean Scales, and Stephanie Scales; many cousins, aunts, uncles, and special friends including, Kerry Baker, Michelle Midgette, Khristian Benford, Timberly Leffler, James Davis, and Gregory Price.

Syretta will be forever missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing her.

Private Visitation 10:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 11:00 AM Monday, January 18, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave. Mask and Social Distancing are required.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

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  1. Michele Midgette

    I will always love and miss you Sue! Till we meet again. No Goodbyes.
    Love Shell

  2. Sha-Zar " Nunie" Leftenant" Knight

    Scales Family
    You will continue to be in our prayers. Syretta has touched so many people in so many ways. It would take days to list them all. Syretta, you’ve fought a good fight and you battled till the end. But Jesus needed another Angel on his team and he chose you. Until we see each other again. I love you. “Nunie”

  3. Stephanie Knights

    Thank you for being my Big Sis from day one and always sending love to my family. Love you always, Stephanie

  4. Rommey Stepney, Jr

    Our hearts are saddened by Syretta’s absence. We will continue to pray for the family. We all will miss Syretta greatly, but find comfort in knowing that she will no longer be in any discomfort. We will always remember great times with Syretta including her laughing about charging $5.00 at the recreation center for activities. She wanted to make sure her cousin paid for entry too. We loved Syretta and will always keep her memory alive in our hearts.
    Mr. & Mrs. Rommey Stepney, Jr.

  5. My sister,my sister, my sister, so beautiful was she. I understand God’s plan and this is a part of it. In order to understand you must first see the light and once you see the light of God you then begin to hear the sounds of God. My sister was that light for me, the hugs and her telling me how much she loves me keeps my heart in the right place. To my nephew and family she was the greatest. My big sister. May her soul rest in peace. Tellom and dad and Donnie and Deb i love them
    I have many reasons to cry but yet i smile because her memory will always be with me. Love and respect. She so beautiful ❤️.

  6. I love and miss you Syretta. Rest In Peace.

  7. Ms. Syretta was a beautiful person inside and out. Also, she was extremely friendly and never met a stranger. She was the main reason I decided to work for the City of Columbus Recreation & Parks Department. She gave me a lot of advice and encouragement over the years as well. I will truly miss her and am sending my prayers and condolences to her family and friends.

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