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Lois Jean Scott

Aug. 15, 1937 – Jan. 27, 2020


NATCHEZ— Services for Lois Jean Scott, 82, of Natchez, who died Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at her residence, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Christian Hope Baptist Church, 301 LaSalle St., in Natchez, with the Rev. John Wilbert Scott Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow at the Natchez National Cemetery under the direction of Robert D. Mackel and Sons Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.

Lois Jean Seals Scott was born Aug. 15, 1937, in Natchez, the daughter of James and Eva Banks Seals.

She attended Brumfield High School and Baldwin School of Cosmetology. She married the Rev. John Scott Sr. on Feb. 3, 1957. To that union, five children were born, John Jr., Carolyn, Orlando, José and Roslyn.

In addition to being a wife and mother, she was employed by Natchez Pecan Shelling Factory, Community Mart and Natchez-Adams School District, where she retired after 19 years as a school bus driver. In her spare time, she served the Natchez community and her family as a seamstress, hairdresser, cook and baker. Lois Jean, as she was affectionately called, served her church in the missionary ministry, senior choir, kitchen ministry, deaconess ministry, church council, A.M.B. Ministers’ Wives and Widows Auxiliary and praise ministry of the A.M.B. Women’s Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Orlando Scott; two sisters, Leola Winston and Josephine Evans; and five brothers, James Seals, Freddie Seals, Edmund Seals, Robert Seals Sr. and Ewing Seals.

Survivors include four children, the Rev. Dr. John Scott Jr. and wife, Ethel, of Natchez, Carolyn Newell of Hattiesburg, José Scott Sr. and wife, Yvette, of Morrow, Georgia, and Roslyn Brown and husband, Alton, of Jonesboro, Georgia; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ethel Rhines of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Eva Love and husband, Jimmie, of Natchez; and two brothers, Arthur Seals and wife, Gloria, and Charles Seals of Natchez.

She left a lasting impact on her family, friends, community and church. Her lessons on life, love and devotion to God will forever live in our hearts.