Muriel Clara Surret Singleton

July 27, 1925February 16, 2020

Muriel Clara Serrett Noel Singleton, 94, peacefully passed away on February 16th, 2020.

She was born on July 27th, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois to Andrew and Clara Serrett. Muriel became a loyal resident of Harlem, New York, where her family later resided upon leaving her childhood home in Illinois. A beloved wife (James L. Noel, married 1945) and mother (Harriet, Betty, Andrew, and Robert), Muriel, truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures. Muriel’s talents were many. A community and literacy volunteer, Muriel enjoyed vacations, cycling and skating. Long after graduating from NYC’s Wadleigh High School for Girls, Muriel continued her college education. She successfully earned a BS degree in Sociology and Education from the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Muriel loved the Lord and she loved to love on people. She’d seized any given moment to merely express her love and admiration for her family, siblings, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces, and friends. Mom always made time for everyone!

The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful retirement care given by the Graybrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Trinity, North Carolina.

Muriel is survived by her daughters Betty (Glen) Richardson of Hernando, Fl., Joan (Reginald) Singleton of High Point, NC, and son John Singleton of New York. Muriel is also survived by two sisters: Evelyn (Henry) Presley of Hempstead, New York, and Eleanor (Valeriano) Melendez of Ahoskie, North Carolina.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 12 Noon, Saturday, February 29, 2020 in the chapel of Sechrest Funeral Home in High Point, NC, with Pastor Michael Ellerbe of New Beginnings Full Gospel Ministries officiating. The family also share plans for a commitment ceremony in New York in the nearby future.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 29, 2020


Muriel Clara Surret Singleton

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Beth Strider

February 21, 2020

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hospice of Randolph