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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.