Gaylia R. Scott, 66, born in Cleveland, and a daughter of the late Ray and Virginia Scott, departed this life on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Dallas, Texas, where she lived for the past 40 years.
She graduated from Cleveland High School and attended dental assistant school in Atlanta, Ga. She loved people and working with children. She also enjoyed collecting antiques and collectibles.
She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Mrs. Molly Perkins Hinton, and Mrs. Carrie King Scott; her sister, Marion Scott; aunts: Fannie Purvis and Gertrude Branner; uncles: Roy Perkins, Paul Perkins, Clarence Scott and Roy Scott; and a special friend, Dorsey Bowman.
She leaves to cherish her memory three brothers: Raymond (Charlotte) Scott, Randall (Maxine) Scott, all of Cleveland, and Roderick (Phyllis) Scott of Olive Branch, Miss.; six nieces: Catrina Scott, Raven Scott and Danielle (Ryan) Ware, all of Cleveland, Kelley Johnson of Chattanooga, and Rhatisha (Michael) Robinson of Aubery, Texas; and one special, devoted and caring niece, Alisha Leonard of Dallas, Texas; four nephews: Jermaine and Jamarr Scott of Cleveland, Rondell Scott of Chattanooga, and Avery (Debra) Scott of Newport; and a host of cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Graveside service will be on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at 10a.m. at St. Elmo Church Cemetery in Georgetown with the Rev. Edwards Robinson Sr. and the Rev. Martha Tibbs officiating.
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