Evangelist Julia H. Scott 100 was born on September 22, 1920, to the proud parents of Raymond and Florie Miller Highsmith in Eastover, SC. Ms. Scott was the oldest daughter of six siblings. She attended school in the Richland County public school system.
In 1945, she married the love of her life, William Scott, Sr. They were married for 30 years before his untimely death. Five children were born in this marriage, yet they raised seven in their home.
Ms. Scott was employed as a dietician at Fort Jackson for many years and retired from Moncrief Army Hospital where she worked until 1982. As a dietician, she always enjoyed cooking a hot meal and baking delicious sweets for her family.
Ms. Scott was always a devoted Christian. At age thirteen, she became a member of Daughter Zion Baptist Church in Eastover, SC. While attending Daughter of Zion she was a member of the Gospel Choir and Missionary Society. She was a member of Prayer and Bible Study Non-Denominational Church since 1980, but Daughter of Zion has always had a special place in her heart. After becoming a member of Prayer and Bible Study, she was ordained as an Evangelist and obtained the title as honorary Mother of the church. Ms. Scott was a member of the choir until she retired but remain a faithful member of the Missionary Ministry. As Missionary Minister, she has taught many about the wonderful works of Jesus Christ. She volunteered for over 30 years doing missionary in the hospitals, nursing homes, and prisons. Ms. Scott conducted prayer circles with the sick and shut in. She brought church to the homes in the Richland County area of Eastover, Gadsden, Hopkins, and Columbia area. Ms. Scott received numerous awards from several churches, nursing homes, hospitals for her excellent work as a missionary and volunteer.
Ms. Scott was a registered voter for over 60 years and exercised her right to vote in every federal and state government election. She encouraged her family, friends and neighbors to do the same. Ms. Scott was very proud in 2008 to be able to be a part of history when casting her vote to help seal a victory of selecting our first African American President.
Ms. Scott was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 30 years, William Scott, Sr., a son James “Rickey” Scott, a god son Edward Rivers, two sisters, Adline Highsmith Thomas and Lessie Highsmith Gilbert.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her children, William Scott, Jr. (Vickie), David Scott, Barbara Scott Duckett (John), Samuel Scott (Dianna); god daughter Marie Taylor Dillon (Edward). A brother Robert Highsmith, two sisters Annie Highsmith Scott, and Sarah Highsmith Taylor. Ms. Scott also leaves 39 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren, and 12 great great grandchildren. She leaves two special cousins, Rev. Willie Jacobs and Alice Miller McDuffie.
Funeral service for Ms. Scott will be 12 noon (11:00 am viewing) Sunday November 29, 2020 @ Prayer and Bible Study Non-Denominational Church, 4681 McCords Ferry Rd. Eastover, SC 29044 with burial in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday November 28, 2020 from 3 pm to 5 pm at Russell-McCutchen Funeral Home Chapel, 324 S. Vanderhorst St. Winnsboro , SC 29180.
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