Obituary photo of Gwendolyn Mack, Syracuse-New York
In Loving Memory of

Gwendolyn P. Mack

1958 - 2018
Obituary photo of Gwendolyn Mack, Syracuse-New York
In Loving Memory of

Gwendolyn P. Mack

1958 - 2018

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Oakwood Ave, Syracuse, NY 13205
Service:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 12:00pm
Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Oakwood Ave, Syracuse, NY 13205
Gwendolyn Patrice Mack

Gwendolyn P. Mack was born on June 27th, 1958, in St. Petersburg Florida to the late Barbara A. Leonard and Walter Cotton Jr.

At the tinder age of 5 years her mother moved the family to Syracuse New York, a place that would provide the perfect nurturing environment for the shy child that would become known to all as “Momma Gwen…” At an early age she accepted the Lord as her personal Savior.
Momma Gwen graduated from William Nottingham High School and secured teaching credentials from Onondaga Community College. This lead to numerous teaching support roles and a retirement from the Syracuse City School District. She was very involved in the Community that she loved; serving as an active member of Mothers Against Gun Violence, founding the Outreach Ministry at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church (“HIT” Outreach – a work-in-progress), helped launch the Mary Nelson’s Youth/Community Center where she served as the Center’s first Executive Director.

Momma Gwen departed this life, in the presence of loved ones, on April 8, 2018.

Gwendolyn was proceeded by her parents Barbara A. Leonard, Walter Cotton Jr. and Sister Karen R. Baugh.

She leaves to celebrate her life…
Aunt: Pennye Thornton of St. Petersburg, FL, husband: Walter L. Mack; sons: Antwan L. Turner, Willie L. Zinn & wife Maria; grandsons: Antwan L. Turner Jr., Dayson Mack Jr., JAH-leal Zinn, Danari Mack, Prophet L. and Zinnia P. Linn and 5 Godsons of Syracuse, NY; nephew: Charles H. Baugh; niece: Candyce B. Cotton-Turner of St. Petersburg; brother: Walter & wife Jayne A. Cotton III of Huntington Long Island; and a host of grand-nieces, grand nephews, cousins and friends.

I asked for Strength…
And God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom…
And God gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity…
And God gave me Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage…
And God gave me Danger to overcome.
I asked for Love…
And god gave me Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors…
And God gave me Opportunities
I received nothing I wanted…
I received everything I needed!

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 18th from 10 AM – 12 PM at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church 515 Oakwood Avenue Syracuse, New York 13205, with Rev. Decarto D. Draper Jr officiating, the funeral service will immediately follow at 12 PM. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Optional.

To share a memory of Gwendolyn or leave a special message for the family, please click the Share Memories button above.
Gwendolyn Patrice Mack

Gwendolyn P. Mack was born on June 27th, 1958, in St. Petersburg Florida to the late Barbara A. Leonard and Walter Cotton Jr.

At the tinder age of 5 years her mother moved the family to Syracuse New York, a place that would provide the perfect nurturing environment for the shy child that would become known to all as “Momma Gwen…” At an early age she accepted the Lord as her personal Savior.
Momma Gwen graduated from William Nottingham High School and secured teaching credentials from Onondaga Community College. This lead to numerous teaching support roles and a retirement from the Syracuse City School District. She was very involved in the Community that she loved; serving as an active member of Mothers Against Gun Violence, founding the Outreach Ministry at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church (“HIT” Outreach – a work-in-progress), helped launch the Mary Nelson’s Youth/Community Center where she served as the Center’s first Executive Director.

Momma Gwen departed this life, in the presence of loved ones, on April 8, 2018.

Gwendolyn was proceeded by her parents Barbara A. Leonard, Walter Cotton Jr. and Sister Karen R. Baugh.

She leaves to celebrate her life…
Aunt: Pennye Thornton of St. Petersburg, FL, husband: Walter L. Mack; sons: Antwan L. Turner, Willie L. Zinn & wife Maria; grandsons: Antwan L. Turner Jr., Dayson Mack Jr., JAH-leal Zinn, Danari Mack, Prophet L. and Zinnia P. Linn and 5 Godsons of Syracuse, NY; nephew: Charles H. Baugh; niece: Candyce B. Cotton-Turner of St. Petersburg; brother: Walter & wife Jayne A. Cotton III of Huntington Long Island; and a host of grand-nieces, grand nephews, cousins and friends.

I asked for Strength…
And God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom…
And God gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity…
And God gave me Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage…
And God gave me Danger to overcome.
I asked for Love…
And god gave me Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors…
And God gave me Opportunities
I received nothing I wanted…
I received everything I needed!

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 18th from 10 AM – 12 PM at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church 515 Oakwood Avenue Syracuse, New York 13205, with Rev. Decarto D. Draper Jr officiating, the funeral service will immediately follow at 12 PM. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Optional.

To share a memory of Gwendolyn or leave a special message for the family, please click the Share Memories button above.
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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Oakwood Ave, Syracuse, NY 13205
Service:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 12:00pm
Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Oakwood Ave, Syracuse, NY 13205

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