Published 10:00 am Monday, December 18, 2017

LANETT — On Thursday, December 14, 2017 our beloved Grace T. Scott, 79, of Lanett, AL gained her angel wings. She had been in the hospital at Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, Ga. after suffering a massive stroke.

Grace Thomas Scott was born on January 30, 1938 in Roanoke, Ala. to James Lester Thomas and Ada Rochester Thomas. Grace is survived by her children, Melanie Scott Curtis and her husband Rob Curtis of Windham, Maine; Ricky C. Scott and his wife Peggie Killette Scott of LaGrange, Ga;  Gail Scott Staples and her husband Ken Staples of LaGrange, Ga.; her grandchildren, Jessica Scott Doyle (husband John Doyle), Danielle Scott, Justin Scott, Shea Sivell (wife Jackie Sivell), Brandy Staples, and K.C. Staples (wife Shawntee’ Staples); nine great-grandchildren; her sisters Ruth Teague (husband T.J. Teague), Jimmy Smith, Peggie Anglin, Hazel Franklin, Frances Bowel and Marilou Nichols and many, many nieces and nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lehman Scott; sons Robin Scott and Dennis Scott; grandson Cody Staples; her parents, James L. Thomas and Ada Rochester Thomas; sisters Kattie Baldwin and Dory Hodges; brothers Arthur Thomas, Bobby Thomas and Billy Thomas.

Email newsletter signup

Grace worked for The Valley Times-News for many years in advertising before retiring. She enjoyed working with people and was very much a people person.

Grace grew up in Roanoke in a large family of 12 children. She dearly loved all of her extended family. She lived most of her life in Lanett.

Family was very important to her. She looked forward to, and so enjoyed, family reunions every July. She kept in touch with this big family with visits and phone calls throughout the year. She especially loved when they would gather together and sing old Gospel songs. She loved working outside in her yard, planting flowers and plants that were beautifully displayed everywhere for everyone to see. She enjoyed feeding the birds and watching them outside her kitchen window. She so loved doing things little and big for her family and friends, this gave such joy and happiness. She loved to play the piano and sing.

Grace will be deeply missed for her kindness, sense of humor, laughter, smile, loving nature, and beauty. If you knew her, you know how beautiful and fashionable she always was. To her family she leaves wonderful memories of family dinners and holiday dinners blessed by her amazing cooking and lots of good times, laughter and love.

These times together will forever be a blessing to her family. To her family, she will always be “our Amazing Grace.”

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 19 from 5 until 7 p.m. EST at Bluffton Funeral Services in Lanett.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 20 at 2 p.m. EST at Bluffton Funeral Services, followed by the graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett. Rev. Eddie Striblin and Rev. Milford McClain will be officiate.

For online condolences please visit our website at Services have been entrusted to Bluffton Funeral Services, Lanett.