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Jean Reynolds Scott
Jean Reynolds Scott
(21 Apr 1920 - 23 May 2010)
Martinsburg High School
(WV) Class of @ 1947
Friends and Schoolmates,
Once again we bring
you sad news.
Jean Reynolds Scott, mother of
Wade Scott ('66) of
Candy Scott Boney (Ferguson HS) and
Deedee Scott Jamison
(Ferguson HS) and of the late
Scott Willis (Ferguson HS), passed away in
Newport News on Tuesday,
July 13, 2010 at the age of 85.
From the Daily Press
Jean Reynolds Scott
NEWPORT NEWS -
Jean Reynolds Scott, 85, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
One of 12 children, Jean grew up in the mill town of Martinsburg, W.Va.,
during the Great Depression. She graduated from Martinsburg High School
before moving to Newport News, Va., when she was 18 years old.
During WWII, Jean trained as a United States Nurse Cadet at Elizabeth Buxton
Hospital. She spent most of her adult life working as a registered nurse.
She loved her profession and talked about its joys and difficulties often.
With her husband, Beanie, she also raised four children.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Beanie Scott; daughter, Pam
Willis; six brothers; and five sisters.
She is survived by her son, Wade Scott and wife, Joanne; daughters, Candy
Boney and husband, David and Deedee Jamison and husband, Doug; nine
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren who knew her as 'Nanny'.
Jean is remembered primarily as a woman who loved music and community. She
played piano at Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church for many years.
She was past Matron and pianist for the Emera Chapter #31 of the Eastern
Star and was also a member of York Chapter #110 of the Eastern Star and was
appointed Grand Organist by the Grand Chapter Eastern Star of Virginia. She
also volunteered to play music for many other churches and organizations
across the Tidewater region. Jean was known among her family for her
infectious laugh, her collection of angels, her unquenchable sweet tooth,
her love of game shows, her arresting candor, and her creative fruit
cocktails. Most of all, she is remembered as someone who had an uncanny gift
for making people laugh with her. She will be greatly missed by those who
knew and loved her.
An Order of the Eastern Star service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Friday, July
16, 2010, at Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church. The family will
receive friends until 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 17, also at Chestnut Memorial with the Rev. Bob Gochenour and
the Rev. Rita Staul officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial
Memorial donations may be made to Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church,
1024 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences
on our online guestbook at
Published in Daily Press from July 16 to July 17,
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July 16, 2010
It is with overwhelming
sadness that I write this. Jeannie was such a wonderful friend and
"sister" in Eastern Star. Her smile brightened every room she was in
and her music warmed every heart. The last time I saw her was at
lunch with her daughter and of course I got a big hug and a
beautiful smile. Our world has been a much better place with Jeannie
as part of it and now she has joined the angels that she loves so
much. My heartfelt sympathy to your family. Love,
Jean was in the Grand Family,
OES, under the leadership of Joyce R. Clark and Simeon Phipps. A lovely
lady, always smiling! - She will be missed but memories are a great
asset. She could truly play that piano. Our love to your family during
your loss. Sorry we cannot be at funeral. Our love and prayers. Lois &
George Williams, Appomattox Chapter #10, OES
~ Lois & George Williams, Appomattox, Virginia
Wade and Family:
Chuck and I are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother - she
was a wonderful lady and lucky to have such a great family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. Hopefully the love
you share and memories of all the fun times you have had will see you
through this difficult time.
Chuck and Marilyn Springfield
July 16, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this
Deedee and Wade--I'm so sorry I can't be with you this weekend. Aunt
Jeanie was such a great, fun lady to be around. My fondest memories of
her are as she bounced around on the piano stool playing as those of us
standing around sang gospel music and laughed as we carried on as only a
crowd of Reynolds relatives could do. As one of the older Reynolds
grandchildren I can remember her as a young woman and she and the other
2 "J's", Joyce and Junie seemed to always be laughing when they were
still girls at home. May her last travels lighten her way and may she
find her loved ones waiting for her there!
Love You All, Rachel Wright and family
Jerry and I want you to know that you and your family are in our hearts,
and we pray that you will find comfort in your memories of your mother
and the family love you shared. We did not know her, but, from what we
have read about her, she was a grand lady. To have raised a son like you
also says much about her. We hope to see you and give you our love in
Jerry and Judy Allen
We were sorry to hear about your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are
with you and your family.
Candy, and Deedee,
I am so sorry to hear about the lose of your Mother. We worked together
many years ago at the VA hospital and she was such a wonderful lady.
Wade, I remember you as "Weanie", our paper boy. We lived around the
corner from you on Rolfe Place. Jean and I often rode to work together.
Many times she would be playing the piano when I came by. She will be
DeeDee and Wade,
Jeannie had left a great void in our lives. She was a good friend. I
loved her funny stories, listening to her play the piano, and our crazy
"weather reports" to one another. She was a beautiful woman inside and
out. Her laughter was infectious.
Candy and Wade,
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I have fond memories of
your mom as far back as I can remember when they lived beside Helen and
Bernie. I just saw the obit or I would have been there. I hope you find
comfort knowing she is in heaven with the Lord and everyone she loves.
I'll keep you all in my prayers.
All.....Jean was THE BEST when it came time for giving shots or
vaccinations at the Newport News Health Department. I know, because she
stuck me quite a few times and always gave me a piece of candy after the
shot. Jean was good at what she did, and did so with a cheerful
Gene Harmon, Newport News Health Dept.
Candy, and Deedee and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your
mother was a GREAT lady. She is a big part of my memories of Chestnut. I
remember when I was a little girl and I loved when she would come in and
play the piano for us. And my grown children got to enjoy the same
thing. My whole Family just loved Mrs. Scott. She will be truly missed.
Dear Wade and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences upon the loss of your dear mother.
You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
I know you will be comforted by all the wonderful memories you have of
your mom and you can take immense pride in the legacy she leaves.
Our deepest sympathies are
extended to the entire Scott family and their friends at this difficult
From Fran Heath Scott ('62) of VA -
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll
Love to all, Carol
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Come, Ye Disconsolate
Words by Thomas
Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe
Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."
Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.
"Come, Ye Disconsolate" midi courtesy of
"Come, Ye Disconsolate" lyrics courtesy of
http://gbgm-umc.org/music/discons.html - 10/06/05
Paintings courtesy of
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of
(Ferguson HS - '72) of NC
Silver Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of -
um, I cannot seem to locate that
information at the moment.....
Order of the
Eastern Star Emblem courtesy of
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyrichmo/misc/oes.html - 12/20/07
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