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Mary Virginia Scott

March 21, 1930 ~ April 25, 2022 (age 92)

Obituary

Mary Virginia Scott was born March 21, 1930 in Fayetteville, West Virginia to the late William Henry and Florence (Walton) Scott. She departed on Monday, April 25, 2022 at the age of 92.

Mary was raised in Alton and South Boston, VA and educated in the public schools of Halifax County. As opportunities for many blacks was not as great in the South as the North, many migrated to NY in hopes of making a better life.  Her sisters Hazel “Alice” and Ruth left to join their sister Hester in NYC to live. Not to long after they arrived the sisters sent for Mary to come to NYC. After working for a short period of time Mary and her sister Ruth moved to Montclair NJ. Mary worked as a housekeeper for many years and eventually worked at the following places: Lincoln Hotel in East Orange, NJ, The Marlboro Inn in Montclair, NJ and finally as food preparer & assisted with the distribution of medicine at a transition facility for people at risk.

Mary retired in her early 60’s and spent much her time with her sisters and family

Mary resided for many years in Irvington, NJ. In 2014 Mary moved to East Orange, NJ where she spent the rest of her days.

Mary leaves behind her son and daughter-in-law: Wilbert and Gerlande Scott; her sister Ruth Scott of Montclair, NJ ; her grandchildren Shalisa and Shaniece “Niecey” Scott of Hillsborough, NJ and a host nieces and nephews. 

 

Mary enjoyed cooking and especially baking. 

Mary really enjoyed baking for the family at Holiday events and cookouts.

Mary always enjoyed keeping up with current events and enjoyed reading Jet and Ebony magazines. 

Mary was able to enjoy many years of retirement.

May you rest in peace. We love you.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 6, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Martin s Home For Service (Montclair, NJ)

Funeral Service
Friday
May 6, 2022

12:00 PM
Martin s Home For Service (Montclair, NJ)

Please note
Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be a maximum of 75 guest permitted in the building.
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