Floral 23


Joan T. Stringfield

July 8, 2018

Joan T. Stringfield, 77, of East Stroudsburg, PA transitioned from Labor to Reward on Sunday July 8, 2018 in St. Lukes University Hospital-Bartonsville Campus.

Joan Theresa Stringfield was born in White Plain, NY on July 3, 1941, to the late Coreene Bray and Ernest Jenkins.  From a baby she was raised by her grandmother Mattie Bing Daniels and later her mother and stepfather Leopold Bray. She met and married the love of her life Harry Lee Stringfield, now deceased. They were blessed with two children, Ayanna and Jawanza Malik.

            Joan attended and graduated from White Plains High School.  With a love for people, a desire to learn, and determination to further herself, it's not a surprise she chose a nursing career.  As a result, she earned her LPN from Phelps Memorial Hospital in Tarrytown, NY; her Associates Degree from Bronx Community College; her RN and then her BSN from The College of New Rochelle.

            Joan began her nursing career at Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx, NY.  It was there she developed her passion for mental behavioral health, especially for those who were struggling with substance abuse. She then worked at Misericordia Hospital in the Bronx.   She also for a short time worked at Prospect Hospital, in the Bronx.  She then worked and retired from Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan.       

            As a young child, with the nurturing of her God-fearing grandmother, her Christian journey began at Bethel Baptist Church in White Plains, NY.  Currently she is a member of Stroudsburg Alliance Church, where her pastor is Rev. Ricardo Volcy.   At church, she serves as a Deaconess, member of the Governing Board, Soup Kitchen ministry and a host of other ministries, serving wherever and whenever she was needed.  Her love for Christ has always compelled her to serve Him wherever she found herself, in or out of the house of God.   

Sis. Stringfield expressed her love for helping others by participating in several outreach activities.  From the early to mid 70’s in The Bronx, NY, during the horrific heroin epidemic, she was an activist in the Black Power movement working to help cure the pains of the black and Hispanic community where she was fondly and respectfully known as Kilolo. 

In this current community her outreach efforts include Family Promise (a program for the homeless), Leader of the Golden Chords (a singing group that ministers to those living in nursing homes or senior’s residences). She is a member of the YMCA, the National Council of Negro Women and Church Women United.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two children, Ayanna and Jawanza Malik Stringfield; Step grandchildren Jamie Woodson, T’Ereon and Robert Workman, her brother Earl Bray; Nieces and nephew Michelle, Melissa, Ashley, Latrice, and James Bray, grand nieces and nephews and a host of cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her brothers and sister Allen, Jeffrey and Pamela Bray.

Homegoing services will take place on Thursday at 11AM in Jesus The Christ Church 2060 Tanite Road Stroudsburg, PA.

Viewings will be held on Wednesday from 7-9PM in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Stroudsburg 36 N. 3rd St. Stroudsburg, PA. and again on Thursday from 10-11AM in Jesus The Christ Church.

Interment will follow services in Laurelwood Cemetery-Stroudsburg.


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