Joe Scott funeral service held

Thursday, July 30, 2009 3:18 PM
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An overflow crowd filled Tabernacle Baptist Church today as the congregation and the community bid a final farewell to Joe Scott, the Richmond County school board member who died in his sleep Saturday morning.

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Rev. Marlon D. Scott delivers the eulogy for his father, Joe Lewis Scott Jr. during a funeral service at Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff
Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff
Rev. Marlon D. Scott delivers the eulogy for his father, Joe Lewis Scott Jr. during a funeral service at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

“I loved him so much, and we will truly miss grandpa,” his eldest granddaughter, Marlisa Scott, told the crowd. “I’m sure you will miss him, too.”

Mr. Scott’s three sons shared laughs and loving memories of their father and his stern upbringing, one they are thankful for.

They also spoke of their father’s legacy. The Rev. Marlon Scott Sr., said that many people fight but that his father fought the good fight, never forgetting where he was from and always fighting for the poor and underprivileged.

Richmond County school board members, commissioners and other elected officials were among those who attended today’s funeral.

Serving his second term on the board representing District 5, Mr. Scott was known for fighting for what he believed in, willing to go it alone if need be. In November he was re-elected to another four-year term by an overwhelming majority, winning more than 74 percent of the vote. In his first term on the school board, Mr. Scott served two years as vice president.

Mr. Scott joined the school board after retiring from the school system, where he worked as a teacher, assistant principal and principal at Levi White and Jenkins elementary schools.

Mr. Scott is survived by his wife, Patsy, and three sons.

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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 07/30/09 - 04:10 pm
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may mr. scott rest in

may mr. scott rest in peace.

Whatthetruth
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Whatthetruth 07/30/09 - 04:16 pm
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There really are truly no

There really are truly no words. Rest in peace

ProphetessDeborah
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ProphetessDeborah 07/30/09 - 05:24 pm
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AWESOME! I KNOW MR. SCOTT

AWESOME! I KNOW MR. SCOTT WOULD HAVE BEEN PLEASED....
"His three Sons" were well-groomed and prepared for the display of God's Excellence in the eulogizing of their father. Thanks for the CHARGE TO THE COMMUNITY, the love, and the overall proof that what this man had been preaching, and living, was not a facade. His sons and were men of excellence, His position to defend the defenseless will never be forgotten. My prayer is simple, "God when I had noone to help me, you sent Joe Scott, now I ask that you send his family the same support and help from the one who is mighty! (JESUS). He was as his son stated, "the PRESIDENT OF AUGUSTA" ...to God be the Glory....

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younameit 07/30/09 - 06:52 pm
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Joe Scott may have been a

Joe Scott may have been a retired educator, but he never stopped teaching. May we all honor that legacy by focusing always on what is right and standing strong in times of trouble and doubt, as he did. One of the many ways God nods approval of the "good fight" is to raise the faithful one into His kingdom while he sleeps. Amen

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Brad Owens 07/30/09 - 07:54 pm
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rip

rip

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Lumbarsupport 07/30/09 - 09:10 pm
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Joe Scott will be missed.

Joe Scott will be missed. Please call your leader to request that Marin Williams be placed onto the RCBOE in order that his leadership style will outlive him. Thanks are in order for his service to the community in and out of elected office.

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scooter32 07/31/09 - 12:14 am
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i just want to thank Mr.

i just want to thank Mr. Scott for all he's done over the years . Oh like the old saying goes - give a person their flowers while they're living. I wish I had the chance to tell Mr. Scott thank you in person for all he's done . YOU FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT MR. SCOTT AND FOR THAT I'M GRATEFUL .

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