Myrtledene Elizabeth Chase, 83, passed away on Thursday, June 10 at home surrounded by loved ones. Born to Cyril and Ethelene Fitzpatrick on August 21,1937 in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. She attended St. Ambrose Anglican School and was involved in athletics. As a member of the political party PNC (People’s National Congress), she took her civil duties very seriously. Always a child of God, she was active in the church from a young age.
In 1970, Myrtle migrated to the United States. During her early years in America, Myrtle worked at an insurance company in Brooklyn, NY. She moved to Philadelphia in 1975 and worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Chapel Manor Nursing home for 35 years. In addition to her years of service in healthcare, she received a certificate of Recognition for exceptional services to persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias at the Martin Luther King Day of service. She was named number one Nursing assistant in the State of Pennsylvania and received an award from PHCA as the top Philadelphia CNA.
Self-taught seamstress, she created everything with love, care, detail and kindness.
Anyone who ever met her instantly fell in love with her kind heart. She welcomed anyone and everyone into her home. Her immense capacity for love made her a mother and grandmother to many. God truly broke the mold when he created Myrtle Chase.
Myrtle is survived by her husband of 61 years, Compton Charles Chase; her children Lindon (Dona Chase), Sandra, Andrew, Penelope and Candice. She will be fondly remembered by her siblings; Joyce Bobb, Sylvia Robinson (Rupert Robinson), Hector Fitzpatrick and Daisy Fitzpatrick. Myrtle will also be remembered by her grandchildren; Alissa Chase-Murray ( Malik Murray), Tempestt Jordan, Adrian Chase, Ashley Chase and Raven Rose. Her great grandchildren; Addison and Aidan Murray. As well as her many nieces, nephews, cousins and abundance of friends who she loved and cherished. Myrtle was preceded in death by her siblings Clyde Fitzpatrick and Yvonne Fraiser.
Her Viewing will be held on Saturday at Somerton Methodist Church on Saturday from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Services will be from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. She will be laid to rest at 12 PM in William Penn Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.
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