Maggie H. Scott, 82, widow of Robert Scott, died Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Tuomey Health Care System, Sumter. Born in Mt. Airy, N. C. on May 20, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Henry W. Hatcher and Savannah Joyce Hatcher.
Maggie graduated from J. J. Jones High School as valedictorian in 1950. She continued her education at Columbia Hospital School of Nursing in Columbia from where she graduated in 1953 with high honors. She worked two years at Lee County Hospital. She was a retired registered nurse of 35 years from Tuomey Health Care System, where she worked what was once known as Third O’Donnoll and Four North as a charge nurse. At an early age Maggie joined Chestnut Ridge Primary Baptist Church.
In 1954, she married Robert Scott and from this union four children were born – Veronica Scott Hodge (John) of Sumter, Shari Scott Bradley (Kenneth) of Prince George, Virginia, Robert Jeffrey Scott (Jackie) of Columbia, and Jonathan Hatcher Scott (Sandra) of Atlanta, GA.
She leaves to cherish her memories: two brothers and two sisters, Thomas L. Hatcher (Katie), Flora Ann McCarther (Eugene), Earlene Hatcher Anderson (Johnny) all of N C, Robert M. Hatcher of AK; and a sister-in-law, Louise Hatcher of N C; By way of her late husband, Maggie also leaves Bessie Scott King (James) and Creola Bowens, both of Sumter, Alice Prescott, TX and one brother-in-law, Edward Scott (Minnie) of Bishopville; fourteen grandchildren, Dawn J. Scott, Adam S. Hodge, Curtis McMillian, Jonathan Scott, Jr. all of Sumter, Timothy N. Scott (Angela) of AL, Shelton L. Watson (Jamie) of MO, Ryan M. Watson of MN, Stacey Anderson of DE, April Freeman of CO, Alicia Scott of NE, Robert Player III, Destiny Glover, Unique Banner and Jordan Scott, all of GA; fifteen great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. For the past few months she had two caregivers, Latoya Washington and Shirley Harriet, both of Sumter.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Ellen Smith and two brothers, Onnie Gene Hatcher and Oliver J. Hatcher.
Maggie was the matriarch of her family as well as the family historian. Through her, the family history was instilled in her children and grandchildren. She often traveled with her family back to her home in North Carolina. She was a mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a very easy person to speak with in regards to any matter. She was an avid reader and an excellent cook. Her nursing went beyond the doors of the hospital. She was studious of God’s word and daily mediation. Maggie will be greatly missed by all, yet her memory will live on and thrive through her family.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m., Friday, June 3, 2011 from the Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 805 South Harvin Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Marion H. Newton, Senior Pastor, Pastor Nate Brock, pastor of Mulberry Baptist Church, eulogist, assisted by Minister Perry Williams of Bible Way Church on Atlas Road, Columbia, Pastor Ricky S. Simmons, Pastor Debbie Bowens Davis, pastor of Agape A. M. E. Church, McBee, and Minister Irene Anthony.
The family will receive friends at the home 14 West Hunter Street, Sumter.
A wake service will be held 6:00 – 7:00 p. m., Thursday from the John Wesley Williams, Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 10:00 a. m.
The funeral procession will leave from the home at 10:30 a. m.
Floral bearers and Pall bearers will be his family and friends.
Interment will be in the Hillside Memorial Park, Sumter.