Merlyn Newland
March 7, 1927 - January 10, 2021
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Merlyn I. Newland was born in Cleveland, OH, on March 7, 1927 to Emmett Maceo and Naomi Inez Butts. The 3rd eldest of eight children, Merlyn attended Cleveland Public Schools and graduated from John Hay High School. She was raised in the Kinsman neighborhood and attended St. John’s AME Church. After graduation, Merlyn gained employment …
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Nadia A. Gonzalez (Lee-Patton) left a message on February 6, 2021:
Merlyn was always so pleasant and with a smile, every since I was a child. Her physical presence will be missed, but her spirit lives on. Best wishes and love to family.
Paul Frazier left a message on January 28, 2021:
In memory of Merlyn Newland, Paul Frazier lit a candle
Gary Bell ( Studio One Custom Framing and Art) left a message on January 26, 2021:
So sorry for the loss of your Mother, she was a special woman who shared her love of Art and Jazz. with me. I have CDs and books she gave me regarding jazz artist. May God be with you and continue to bless your family..
Karen Harris left a message on January 22, 2021:
Dear Betty, So sorry to hear that your mother had passed. I have many good memories of our times together through our younger years. My mom has fond memories of the Butts family at Lee Memorial AME on 105th and Bryant Ave. Your mom and my aunt Margerite were very close friends. Please give our condolences to all your family. Love Karen
Jumal Drake El and family left a message on January 22, 2021:
We send our deepest sympathies to your family. May she rest in the presence of the Most High!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Antoinette Eady left a message on January 21, 2021:
With sincere sympathy and many prayers that God will give you His help and His strength during this of sorrow. With love 💛 Antoinette
Michele Patton Hill, aka Shelly left a message on January 21, 2021:
My heart goes out to you Betty, and husband Charles, and to Aunt Betty and Uncle Charles Pinkney, and the entire Butts family, and her friends. Aunt Betty's . gentle spirit, her Inner and outer beauty, her smile, her unique voice, her love of fashion, and her love of Black people and culture, and above all-her love of family will be forever remembered. Betty, you have been such a wonderful, caring, dutiful and loving daughter; Aunt Betty and Uncle Charles, my heart goes out to you, as well. Your hearts will continue to be bound, to Aunt Merlyn, as the ties that bound you are forever. May you find comfort throughout your years.; and may peace, be with you, as you embark on your continued journey with Aunt Merlyn in spirit, for she will remain as close to you as your thoughts are of her. Love to all of the Butts family., extended family, and host of friends. ~ Love you all. Shelly
And Frederic White left a message on January 21, 2021:
Thank you for sharing your wonder mom with us
Marcel Adams left a message on January 21, 2021:
Condolences to Betty on the loss of your of mother. Blessings.
Lonnie and Juanita Newsom left a message on January 20, 2021:
Betty and family, We have some very fond memories of our friend Merlyn in Cleveland at the phone company and partying with her, Joan Snead and Edith Richardson at the Togo's Suite and other locations after work on Fridays. Merlyn also helped me (Lonnie) find my way at the telephone company and I am forever grateful We will miss her.
Carl&Deborah fowler jones left a message on January 20, 2021:
our Heart's go out to you and your family❤the Jones's
Sharilyn Whitley left a message on January 20, 2021:
Betty I knew your mom from OBT and thought she was a beautiful person inside and out. She was always a classy LADY! And then I met you at Doctor Williams's office and I thought the same of you. May God Bless you and your family during your time of sorrow. Sharilyn Whitley
Donna M Reed left a message on January 20, 2021:
Dear Betty and family, I send my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother Merlyn. Ms. Merlyn was a beautiful person outside and inside. I didn't see her often but when I did it was nice to converse with her. I know that wonderful memories of her will fill your heart with peace during this difficult time. God Bless, Sincerely Donna Reed
Spencer Hooper left a message on January 19, 2021:
I’m gonna miss you
Mary Smith left a message on January 19, 2021:
Merlyn was a beautiful person. We attended many parties at her home. She will be missed. Pease accept our sincere condolences. Theo Mary and Carolyn Smith
Evelyn and Ron Hardy left a message on January 18, 2021:
Our heartfelt sympathies to cousins Betty and Charles and the entire family. May our God continue to hold you close in His arms. Evelyn and Ron Hardy
Kim Kovach left a message on January 18, 2021:
Moments spent in the company of Ms. Merlyn Newland, are among my most cherished memories. Her joyful and radiant personality was infectious and always made gatherings all the more magical. She will be missed and forever thought of with gratitude for the time she shared with us. Eternal rest be granted to her O lord and may your perpetual light shine upon her. Amen. We offer our most sincere condolences to her daughter Betty, extended family and close friends.
Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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