Gladys Kirkcien Malone was born in Corinth, Mississippi on Feb. 27, 1936 to the union of Eli and Lillian Lorretta White Jones.
While she was still a young girl the family relocated to East St. Louis. IL. Where she was educated in the public schools of that city. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age
Kirkcien transitioned peacefully into eternity on March 19, 2022 in the Norwalk hospital. She was preceded in death by her son Tony B. Malone (Jackie), her parents Eli and Lillian and 4 sisters and 4 brothers.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her sons Charles Malone, Keith Malone (Nellie), Kevin Malone (Dianne), Julian Malone (Gloria) and loving daughter Vicki Owopetu. Nine grandsons~ Shuan Malone (Becky), Anthony Malone (Annalise), Charles Malone Jr. (Kyleia), Chad Malone (Jasmine), Justin Malone (Marisa), Christian Malone (Rachel), Jamal Malone (Holly), Andre Malone, Jamil Malone (Karina). Four grand daughters, Shanta’ Malone, Alicia Malone, LaTandra Avery (Will) and Keemani Malone; 15 great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Cathy Jones.