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Mary Scott

Mrs. Mary Elaine Scott was born Mary Elaine James to the late Edmond and Chizzie James on November 29, 1931 in Florence, South Carolina. She died on Saturday, February 27, 2021.

Mary received her formal education in Florence Public Schools and graduated from dear old Wilson High, where she was inducted into the Wilson High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame.

Mary was a twin to Martha Renetta James Whack. In Florence, they are affectionately known as “The Twins”.

Mary was joined in marriage to Charles M. Scott on August 25, 1960. To this union was born a loving daughter, Helen Octavia Scott.

Survivors include a daughter, Helen “Penni” Scott, a sister, Martha James Whack (Eugene); three half-sisters, Louise White, Helen Thomas (Dozier), and Evelyn Miller (John); eleven nephews, Edmund “Buck” James (Lois), Eldeen “Deen” Johnson (Jackie), Walter Johnson (Carolyn), Phillip Johnson, Gregory Phillips, Justin James (Toni), Shamon Johnson (Rebecca), DeAndre Johnson, Greggory Phillips, Marcus Phillips (Demeria), and Stuart Willoughby; five nieces, Carol Johnson, Shanna James (Frank), Dionne P. Morse (Joel), Chizzie Denise Johnson, and Philesha Carol Johnson; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and lifelong friends.

Please keep the family of Mrs. Mary Elaine Scott in your thoughts and prayers.

The Governor of South Carolina advises to limit public gatherings to 50 guests or less to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC carefully considered this recommendation and ask that additional guest please participate via live-streaming if it is authorized by the family.

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The Gass family are extending our sympathies to the Scott-James-Johnson and Phillips families during this sorrowful time. Peace and comfort to you all. Penny you are in my thoughts and prayers. Marte Gass

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To the family we are sorry for your lost. Prayers and deepest sympathy. Charlena and the Perry Family.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

"Aunt" Mary was a wonderful, beautiful person with a blessed spirit. My prayers and love are with the family. Know that God is with you and so is she because she is with him. Vida Durant

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM