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Elaine Ross Scott

June 27, 1928 - January 31, 2023

Elaine Mattie Ross Scott, 94, of Lynchburg, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. She was the devoted wife of the late George L. Scott, Sr.

Elaine was born on June 27, 1928, to Robert Ross and Mattie Penn Ross. In a sibship of seven, Elaine was the youngest girl and was very proud of her heritage. She was a proud alumnus of St. Paul’s College and from there launched her teaching career in Campbell County. She was treasured by her students at Bocock Elementary School and Brookville Middle School and enjoyed seeing them progress through life.

Elaine is known for her enormous collection of books and articles, especially those concerning her race, important events, and her friends and associates. She also enjoyed creating many types of art projects and often shared completed pictures with family and friends. Elaine was a life-long, active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Lynchburg. She proudly soldiered on as the last president of the Mt. Zion Senior Ladies Aid Club.

Left to cherish his mother’s memory is her loving and dedicated son, George L. Scott, Jr. (Kathy). In addition to her son, she will always have a special place in the hearts of her grandson, Dustin Nathaniel Scott (Mariel) and granddaughter Carly Virginia Scott. “Gran” also delighted in cuddling her great-granddaughter, Nora Elle Rowe. Additional survivors include a brother-in-law, Charlie Scott and a sister-in-law, Gertrude Scott.

George would like to acknowledge with great appreciation, neighborhood friends, Arnold Fleshman and Marion Douglas who visited his mother several times per week and always offered assistance with even the smallest of tasks. A warm appreciation is also extended to Ms. Edythe Trent who was Elaine’s caregiver for several years. Many thanks also to neighbor and friend Ms. Joyce Price for providing many anecdotes and wonderful memories of Elaine’s journey through life.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Benevolence Fund.

A memorial service will be held at Tharp Funeral Home on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 12:00 PM with Rev. Hancock officiating. Burial will be private.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Condolences to the Scott and Ross families and especially Gee, one of my first friends in life. Anyone who grew up on Carver Street or Fort Hill in general knew it was a special place for a time in history. A small enclave of black families that knew and cared about each other. Carver Street was full of moms and dads, aunts and uncles, and Aunt Elaine was one of the best. Those memories made on Carver Street at the Scott household will be cherished forever.

Posted by Greg Brew on February 7, 2023

To Gee, Anita and the rest of the Ross and Scott family, I loved her and she loved me. Living across the street from her for 14yrs meant that we became fast friends from the time that I moved into the neighborhood. We laughed together, sang songs together and cried together. She was a very special person to me and I will never forget her. Praying that we will see each other on the other side. Rest easy sweet friend! ❤️

Posted by Shelvia Small on February 7, 2023

Condolences to the Scott Family and praying for the family. I am going to miss my cross the neighbor Elain Ross Scott. She were a Sweet, kind and Loving person. She is going to be missed in the neighborhood

Posted by Harry and Sarah Bateman on February 5, 2023

With heartfelt condolences to the family of this beautiful lady.. she will be missed by many.🙏🌹

Posted by James &. Jennifer Brown on February 4, 2023

Posted by Stanley Herndon on February 4, 2023

It was wonderful to have known Mother Scott

Posted by Edythe Trent on February 3, 2023

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