Margaret Scott, peacefully answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at her home in Williamsburg, Virginia. She was born on August 25, 1925, to the late James and Fannie Cade, in Luxor, Arkansas and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri.
Margaret married Junius Mitchell in 1945. They moved to New York, New York in 1946, where they had three children, and were together until 1965. Margaret later married Herbert Scott in 1975, and in 1980 they moved to Williamsburg, Virginia where they lived happily until his passing on January 14, 2005.
Mrs. Scott took great pride in her work life. She worked at the National Industrial Conference Board from 1966 until 1980, where she won several accolades.
Mrs. Scott was a woman devoted to family and to Christ, as a member of First Corinthians Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. She loved thrift shopping, gardening, flowers, and family. Christmas time and being able to display her decorations and share time with her family was her greatest joy. She exhibited gentleness, kindness, joy, and gratitude in everything that she did. She was a rock for her family and community and will be missed dearly.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Marcia Mitchell; sister Rita Redd; husbands, Junius Mitchell and Herbert Scott; grandchildren, Monique Mitchell and Junius Mitchell; stepchildren, Phillip Scott and Curtis Scott; and her beloved dog, Gucci. Margaret leaves fond memories with her son, Gerald Mitchell; daughter, Andrea Mitchell; grandchildren, Tracy Mitchell, Alicia Kilgore, Todd Mitchell, Darleen Scott, Naima Chamblee, Syeeda Ingraham, Antonio Tizol, Brandon Tizol, Marcus Mitchell, Dominesa Mitchell, and Alessandra Mitchell; and a host of great-grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2023, at Whiting’s Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Scott may be viewed on Saturday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. in the funeral home.