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Leroy Scott

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The Private Funeral Service for Deacon Leroy Scott will be conducted 12 Noon Friday, January 15, 2021 at The Strive Hard Educational, Recreational and Enrichment Center (SHEREC), 312 South Ravenal Street, Florence, South Carolina. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Mr. Leroy Scott was born in Hemingway (Williamsburg County), South Carolina on May 12, 1937 to the late Johnson and Roseziner Scott. God sent his angels for our beloved Leroy on January 11, 2021 in the late night.

Leroy was affectionately known as “Roy” by his family and his beloved wife. He was educated in Williamsburg County Public Schools and graduated from Chavis High School, Class of 1957. He was a graduate of Allen University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.

After relocating his family from Brooklyn, New York in 1978, Leroy was employed by Pee Dee Mental Health, Faith Nursing Home and retired from McLeod Regional Medical Center in 2006.

At an early age, Leroy was converted and joined Mount Carmel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Stuckey, South Carolina and later joined Greater Eternal Missionary Baptist Church in New York and New Ebenezer Baptist Church in Florence, South Carolina under the leadership of Reverend Dr. Norman Gamble, where he was a faithful member until his untimely death. There, he served as Chairman of the Deacon Board for many years and most recently in 2018 was the “Deacon of the Year”.

On November 3, 1963, he married the love of his life, Sallie Barr Scott and to this union, two children were born. Leroy loved his family and started the Scott Family reunion for his siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Leroy church accolades are numerous. He was a faithful member of the Masonic Lodge, Morning Light #430. He loved to sing and sung like an angel. He enjoyed singing on choirs at any church whether he was a member or not. While in New York, he sung with his family group called The Gospel Wonders along with special cousin, Gladys Pressley. Leroy was known for singing many beautiful songs such as “How Far is Heaven”. While at New Ebenezer Baptist Church he organized a men’s group called the Scott’s Singers.

Leroy was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Maude Scott; and one brother, Willie Scott.

Leroy was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He always had a smile on his face and was truly a servant of God. His caring spirit for people and his love for his family, friends and church will truly be missed. He was the “father” of Glendale.

Leroy was a gifted cook. Every Saturday you can smell the homemade biscuits he made with Cane Patch syrup and at every family event, his chicken perlo was always the favorite dish. He loved football and would have a Superbowl Party at his house every year.

This great man of God now leaves to cherish his loving memories: his loving devoted wife of fifty- seven years, Sallie Barr Scott of the home; three children, Lee Hughes of Port Saint John, Florida, Lorraine Scott of Florence, South Carolina, and Simon (Kimberly) Scott of Irmo, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Ayana Young of Saint Port John, Florida, Jeraud Scott (raised as his own) of the home, Michaelia Scott and Mackenzie Scott of Irmo, South Carolina; four sisters, Alberta (Thomas) Green of Wilmington, Delaware, Jannie Doughty of Bronx, New York, Sarah (George) Wilson of Linden, New Jersey, and Mary Perkins of Irmo, South Carolina; one brother, Reverend Franklin (Wilhelmena) Scott, Lake City, South Carolina; four brothers-in-law, Edward Barr, Florence, South Carolina, Herbert Barr (Chris Rowson) of New York, Benjamin Barr of New York, New York, and James (Juanita) Barr, Columbia, South Carolina; two godchildren, Clamentine Elmore of Florence, South Carolina and Jay Barr of Jacksonville, Florida; a host of nephews, nieces; other relatives, church families, and friends.

Please keep the family of Deacon Leroy Scott in your thoughts and prayers.

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So sorry I just learn of Leroy's passing. He was one of my classmates at the old Battery School,Hemingway,S.C. My condolences to the family.

Annie M. Cokley Dec 20 2021 8:53 PM

Sending my condolences to Mrs.Sally,and family.Mr.Roy was a very nice man.Rest In Peace.Ernestine Pearson-Roberson

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Mr. Scott passing. The family will be in our continued prayers and thoughts. Melanie Spears and Family

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We send our prayers and deepest condolences to the Scott family. New Ebenezer and the Glendale community have lost a true servant of God. Rest peacefully Deacon Scott! Sincerely, Marcus and Cassandra Simmons

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

The Sumter family sends condolences to the Scott family. May God continue to watch over abd Bless your family.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My sincerest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Scott, Simon, Kim and the entire Scott Family in the passing passing of Simon's father Deacon Leroy Scott. Knowing Deacon Scott was such a great man. May God send His Holy Spirit to provide comfort and strength to each of you need during your time of bereavement to give you a peace that surpasses all understanding. Love, Marvell Mendenhall and family

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the Scott family. Sending you love and light during this difficult time. Ms.Lori Grant DFHS

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our hearts go out to your family at this time of passing. Loving memories of Deacon Scott. Much love from the Bowers and Dargan family.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My sincerest condolences to Sallie, the children, and the rest of the family and friends! Roy was such a sweetheart and the life of the party! You could count on several good laughs when in his presence! Prayers are gone up for your comfort, peace, and strength! Rev. Anna Scott Lane, Gunter's Chapel Baptist Church, Columbia, SC.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

May God bless you as you cope with the passing of your dear loved one.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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