Medarine Jones Scales, 79, of 129 Archer Road Ridgeway, Virginia was born June 19, 1941 to the late James and Vada Hylton Jones. Medarine was a very beautiful feisty woman who caught the eye of her charming late husband Lafartane Scales. She was also a warm-loving wife and mother. She was always concerned for the well being of her family. She was a faithful member of May Missionary Baptist Church serving many years as secretary of the Sunday School and a member of the Senior Choir. She was a former employee of Sara Lee Inc., for over 25 yrs and Bassett Walker until they closed down. She ventured out and went to Patrick Henry Community College receiving a two year degree in Word-processing. She was very involved with school activities of her children that she volunteered in the school system serving as secretary and treasury of PTO at Ridgeway Elementary School. Her favorite past time was watching Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, The Price is Right and Lee Williams videos. We can’t forget her love for Pepsi and Cheetos.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Annie Hess and two brothers, Douglas Jones and Everette Jones.
She leaves to forever cherish her memory, three children, Jacqueline Scales Powell of Martinsville, VA, Laura Scales of Ridgeway, VA, and Scotty Scales of Ridgeway, VA, one son-in-law, Lewis Powell and one god-daughter, Ronda Brown Rotten. Also surviving are two brothers, Hozer Penn (Willie Mae) of Ridgeway, VA and Royal Jones of Martinsville, VA, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two special sons, Keith Fontaine and Steve Spencer and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
To Isaiah, Arrianna, and London for your special love shown to her with your hugs and kisses, watching TV with her, recording her stories, singing and giving her favorite treats.
There will be a graveside service Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Mayo Missionary Baptist Church, Ridgeway, Virginia. A floating visitation will be held Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 4-7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Wright Funeral Service.