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Elnora Virginia Quarles

February 24, 1927 ~ December 27, 2016 (age 89)

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Memorial Gathering
January 6, 2017

9:30 AM to 10:25 AM
First United Methodist Church of Compton
1025 S Long Beach Blvd
Compton, CA 90221

Delta Sigma Theta
January 6, 2017

10:30 AM to 11:10 AM
First United Methodist Church of Compton
1025 S Long Beach Blvd
Compton, CA 90221

January 6, 2017

12:45 PM
Woodlawn Cemetery
1715 W. Greenleaf Blvd
Compton, CA 90220

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Elnora V. Quarles



Elnora V. Quarles was born on February 14, 1927, in Asheville, North Carolina to Edward Walker Sr. and Dole Baird Walker. She entered eternal glory on December 27, 2016. She was the next to last sibling of the Walker children who are all predeceased. Her siblings were brothers, Dr. Edward Walker, James (Doll) Walker and sisters, Louise Ellerson, Lottie Campbell, Alma Flint, and Jeanne Walker Bowman. Elnora graduated from Stephens Lee High School in Asheville, North Carolina. She attended Knoxville College in Tennessee. Elnora left Asheville and moved to Farrell, PA. She met her husband and began her life with John Quarles after being married on September 22, 1949. They lived in Masury, Ohio and moved to Sharon, PA. John Quarles went home to the Lord on May 12, 1968, leaving her as a widow with four children.

Elnora became a member of First AME Church in Sharon, PA where she was a dedicated and active member of the church. She is the founder of Silver Lining Missionary organization at First AME Church in Sharon. All of their children were born in Sharon, PA…Nydja, John, Jerome and Richard. She was an active participant at Southwater Elementary School in Sharon, where she was a member of the PTA organizing various activities for the students including organizing a room mother program where each class had a mother to oversee the special activities prepared for the classrooms. Elnora and her family left Sharon in November of 1962 headed for Southern California. Upon arrival in the city of Compton, CA, Elnora, along with her husband John Quarles and Nydja Quarles became members of First Methodist Church of Compton on Compton Blvd. She has been actively involved in the community of Compton, worked for Compton Unified School District for many years and retired to her home where she resided in the city of Compton. Elnora volunteered at the Salvation Army many times to help feed people, was actively involved the educational process at each school…keeping a check on her children’s progress as well as being a member of the PTA at the school sites. Also, Elnora continued with work at First United Methodist

Church of Compton on various committees and as a member of the United Methodist Women.

Elnora was connected to her grandchildren throughout the years. Also, she continued to be involved with the educational progress of her grandchildren throughout the years. She loved them all very much.

Her sons, Jerome Quarles and John Quarles, predeceased her in death.

Elnora leaves behind, her daughter Nydja Quarles; son Richard Quarles and his wife, Norita Quarles, (Jerome’s wife), Valerie Quarles; granddaughters, Alanna Quarles, Angela Quarles, 


January 5, 2017

To the Family and Friends of the Late “Elnora Walker Quarles”:

We just wanted to convey are deepest condolences to you and your family. I pray to the Lord that he gives you the strength to cope with the situation.

We express our gratitude to God for having placed this beautiful life among us for a time. However, we would like to recommend you to someone who is able to console. That someone is our Heavenly Father who knows the pain of the sorrow that you are experiencing during these trying hours. May God bless and keep you in His care.

”As you walk through the valley, be encourage that though He causes you grief, yet will He have compassion according to the multitude of

 His mercies,” Lamentations 3:32

Trust in Him as your Savior…

Rely on Him as your comforter…

Lean on Him as your friend…

And depend on Him as your deliverer from all your grief.

Remembering that Elnora was someone too special to ever be forgotten.

We commend the family to Him who knows what is best and will always do right.

You have our prayers.


Submitted by,


New Light Missionary Baptist Church


Rev. Brian K. Johnson, Sr., Pastor


Ms. Tamiko Ross, Administrative Assistant



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