Remembering Dr. Manderline Scales

Dr. Manderline Scales

Remembering Dr. Manderline Scales
January 24
10:04 2019

The City of Winston-Salem was shaken to its core last weekend when news surfaced of the passing of Dr. Manderline Scales.

Although small in stature Scales, 92 was a giant when it came to educating children here in Forsyth County. Scales started her career at the original Atkins High School become becoming one of the teachers that integrated Parkland High School. Scales is also credited for starting the first Spanish program for local high schools and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). During her three decades at WSSU Scales also served as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Chair of the Scholarship Committee for the Emancipation Association.

Dr. Scales was also an advocate for human and family rights. Her civic and community involvement included: The Chamber of Commerce, Allocations Committee, NAACP, Project Blueprint for the United Way, Legacy 2000 for Forsyth County, Chair of Community Development.

She also served on countless boards including the YMCA of Northwest NC,Delta Fine Arts Center, Social Services and Northwest Child Development Center, just to name a few.

As the news continued to spread through the city last weekend dozens took to social media to talk about Scales’ legacy here in the Twin City and send condolences to her family and friends. Equilla Allen wrote on Facebook, “Many years ago, I met the most fascinating person. Someone who would change my life forever!!! Dr. Manderline Scales!!!

“There aren’t words to convey the depth of the sorrow in my heart!!! I pray that the peace that only God can provide be with the Scales Family during this most difficult time!!! Paradise awaits a new angel!!!”

During the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 21, Judge Denise Hartsfield described Scales as a servant leader who would go above and beyond to uplift those in need throughout the community.

“…She was a sister who was everywhere. A sister who belonged to everything a sister who gave her best in every endeavor she took on be it scholarships, be it leading, be it teaching Spanish. She was the ultimate servant leader and this morning we miss her. We love her and we applaud her.”

Funeral arrangements for Dr. Madeline Scales are scheduled for Saturday, January 26 at St. Peter’s World Outreach Center, 3683 Old Lexington Road. Visitation will be from 10:30 AM -11:30 AM and the service will begin at 11:30 AM.

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