Mahalia Diona Townes, 26 of Clarksville sadly departed this life on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. She was born in Nov. 1994. She attended Mecklenburg County schools, yet she’s a 2013 graduate of Halifax County High School.  

She worked as a cashier with 7-Eleven where management, co-workers and customers enjoyed her presence. When not working she loved spending time with her daughters Harmony and Hope. Those that knew her, knew the girls’ names were fitting for them in her heart. She enjoyed messaging her cousins, reading and sleeping.  

Her memories will be cherished by her daughters, Harmony and Hope; grandmother Barbara Townes; brother Jonathan Townes; nephew Jonathan Jr.; adoptive parents, Angela and Joel Yancey; two sisters, Aniyah and Jomari; three aunts, Gail Townes, Jackie Townes and Mary Townes; three cousins raised as sisters, Brittany (Damione) Marrow, Ravin Townes and Bryannia (Paul) Wilson; two younger cousins, Lyric and Damieyon Marrow; godparents Michelle Marrow and James Terry; and two extended family blessings, Kim Carson and Margaret Green.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Martha Townes and David Wilkerson; as well as her grandfather, Carl “Dooley” Townes. 

A candlelight visual will be held in honor of Mahalia Townes and the many domestic violence victims on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at 7-Eleven in Clarksville at 7:30 p.m. 

Memorials or donations may be made to the Hope and Harmony Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank nationwide. You can make an on-going contribution or one time by cash, personal check, money orders, cashiers check or by using Zelle (associated email:  

The family of Mahalia Townes would like to extend their gratitude for all the thoughts, prayers and acts of kindness shown to them during this difficult time.