This earthly life began for Willis “Red” Scott on February 7, 1946, in Littleton, North Carolina, when he was born to the late Lloyd Scott and Emma Alston Scott. He transitioned to his eternal life on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.
He was affectionately called “Red”, a name given to him at a very early age. During his early years, Willis professed his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at Pleasant Zion Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina. His formal education was received in the Public School System of Halifax County, North Carolina, where he was a graduate of the former McIver High School in Littleton, North Carolina, with the class of 1964.
Willis served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era, and was awarded the Vietnam campaign medal, the Vietnam service medal, and The Marxman Badge Rifle M-14. Willis was employed by numerous large companies in New Jersey which included Drake Bakeries and Singer Sewing Machine, Inc.
His Music – “Red” loved his music. He was an avid piano player, and had a gift to play any song you could sing. You could be assured that if you paid him a visit, you were going to hear, you MUST hear, the man, Sam Cooke.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three of his siblings, Elsie, Barbara, and Shirley.
Those left to cherish his memories are his two sons Maurice of New York and Tyrone of New Jersey, whom he called “Baby Boy”. Loved ones also now left to forever treasure our beloved brother are Dorothy “Dot” whom he loved like a mother; Lloyd “Bill” whom he talked to daily; Sandra “Betty” who was his piano buddy; Ronald “Bo” who was his partner in crime; Margaret who was his New York City girl, and Emma whom he called “Dolly Jean” who was his disciplinarian; Carol “Cucch” who was his sweet dedicated niece and caregiver to the end; his favorite brother-in-law, Stewart, with whom he traveled to many places on the truck; his special uncle, Louis “Brick” Scott; and a host of other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and many, many friends in the state of New Jersey.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Pleasant Zion Baptist Church, 590 Enterprise Road, Littleton, NC. Rev. Robert L. Faulcon, Sr., will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will repose at the church for one hour prior to the funeral time.