We humbly ask for monetary assistance to bury our beloved Markia 'Frankie' Renee Jones. It would mean the world to our family to give Kia a proper burial.The funds will be withdrawn and made payable to the funeral service provider.
Markia Renee Jones, 36 of New Haven, CT departed this mortal life April 2nd, 2018. She was born March 9th, 1982 in New Haven, CT. In transition from a girl to a woman, Markia was working ever so hard to show the world her talents as an artist as early as elementary school where she attended Lincoln Bassett, Jackie Robinson middle school and Cooperative Arts high school. From high school she started her journey into higher education where she attended Briarwood College and majored in Fashion Design. Which paid off as she recently launched a swimsuit collection that she showed in fall 2017. Aside from fashion Kia was a published author of two books My Thoughts and Truth Serum. An aspiring entrepreneur Markia was also a licensed massage therapist, make-up artist and founder of a Woman Empowerment Group “Black Diamond”. Kia wanted to use her gifts to encourage her daughter to be her best “unafraid” self.
Recently employed at Raymour and Flannigan where she worked as a customer care representative. According to her employer she was understanding, funny and personable which lead to her promotion as a Lead Customer Care Representative. Markia aspired to make Black Diamonds her full-time job where she can use her talents she gained over the years from her village to empower women to be strong, graceful and passionate. Her passion to see this vision come to life was extremely important to her legacy and even in its infancy stages brought so many women together at very special occasions to encourage each other in power and allowing her daughter to witness these moments were what made all the hard work worth it.
Markia is survived by her loving daughter Harmony C. Kendrick. If she could be here in this very moment of grief for her daughter, she would surely embrace her and tell her that she loves her dearly. And not even death can change that. That the day she was born she put fire to her mom’s purpose. Making her drive to live in confidence and reverence to god the hallmark of her life. “Harmony you are the music to your mother’s soul”. Hence the symbol she engraved over her heart for you. She worked extremely hard to give you her best. To show you that despite adversity it is always safe to dream and live your best life. Never letting pain or struggle keep you from trying the very little things God placed in your heart to experience. But know that though she is gone for now. Like her you too have a village. One that will assist you on continuing her legacy of greatness. You already have her fighting spirit and we the Village will not let you lose the gift she left you. Be bold, be confident, love yourself and over all things Trust God.
She is also survived by Rosilyn Freeman (mother), Mark K. Jones Sr. (father), Kenneth Odom Sr. (step-dad), Sydney Freeman (step-dad), Thomasina Minder (grandmother). Her siblings Brittany Odom, Kenneth Odom Jr., Tocarra Willams, Markish Williams, Mark Jones Jr., Bianca Williams, Davon Williams, Quincy Williams, and Brandon Williams. Aunts: Elizabeth Bennett (great aunt), Charlene Minder, and Sharon McCann. Uncles: Austin Jordan (great uncle), Thomas Minder, and William Jones. God Mother Janise Gray. Special friend Carl Bush. She was a loving aunt to all her nieces and nephews. Markia was pre-deceased by her maternal grandfather Robert L. Minder Sr., paternal grandparents Edith Jones and Edward Dean, Uncle Robert Minder Jr., Cousin Kenneth M. Brown Jr., and her baby boy Jahki Kendrick.
She will be missed not only by those listed but a host of family and friends who loved her more than words can express.
Thank you for all your support and prayers during this time of mourning.
Services for Markia Frankie Renee Jones will be held April 12th, 2018 at St. Matthews Unison Freewill Baptist Church located at 400 Dixwell Ave. New Haven , CT 06511. 9am-11am will be the viewing with services starting promptly a 11am.
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