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Mario Kinte Singleton

July 2, 1981 ~ November 12, 2022 (age 41)

Obituary

Mario Kinte Singleton, beloved son of the late Mamie Singleton and Arnold Gregory Harris, was born on July 2, 1981 in High Point, NC. He departed from the Earthly realm on Saturday, November 12, 2022 in Thomasville, NC.

Although his legal first name is Mario, amongst family and friends he was lovingly called Kinte. He attended Thomasville High School and as a child, he regularly attended High Point Deliverance Temple. His mother, Mamie, was a devout Christian and raised him under the Pentecostal faith.

Kinte was a laborer of many jobs. He loved life, his children, his siblings, and nieces and nephews. It was not uncommon for him to randomly call or write a heartfelt letter to a loved one, to share the lessons of his world or to express his genuine affection for them.

At a young age, he learned how to fish during the many visits to Lake Thom-A-Lex Park in Lexington, NC with his mother and siblings. Kinte developed a love for fishing, which he shared during special bonding moments with his children. In addition, he enjoyed cooking (although it was often poorly executed), spending time with his family, and most of all, helping others.

In addition to his parents, his younger brother, Demetrius Kenyon Singleton, preceded him in death.

Many loved ones remain to celebrate his life and legacy, including four loving sons and one daughter: Alekaniz Coleman,  Alekanaria Coleman, Jabez Singleton, Keyshawn Barnes & Nathaniel Hill; sisters, Angelica Gladney, Nicole Sanders, Annette Harris, Bridgette Smith, Jacqueline (Isaih) Smith, Kim (Henry) Graham; brothers, Eugene Gladney, Arnold Harris,    Demetrius (Charles) Matthews; and a host of other relatives and friends. 

The family will begin to take visitors on Monday, November 21st at his sister's, Angelica “Punkin” Gladney’s home. 

We will honor his life & legacy on Saturday, November 26th at First Missionary Baptist Church, 103 Church Street in Thomasville, NC. The family will receive visitors and friends at the church on Saturday from 11:30am to 12pm; the service will begin at 12pm.  Public viewing at the funeral home will be on Friday from 1 to 6pm, 206  Fourth Street, High Point.

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