Thelma C. Scott
Thelma was born on December 5, 1923 in Oahu, Hawaii. She died peacefully on Wednesday August 30, 2017 at Consulate Health Care of Norfolk.
Thelma was predeceased by her husband, Edward Robb Scott of Smithfield, Virginia, who died on October 25, 2016. They were married for 57 years.
She is survived by her two daughters, Jackie Lani Howes of Olathe, Kansas and Patricia Atcherley Ha’aheo Hitchcock of Paradise, California; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and a twice-times-great-granddaughter.
While employed on Oahu as a telephone operator near Hickham Air Force Base, she survived the attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. Thelma traveled the world with her husband whom she affectionately called “Scottie,” who retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service. Together they enjoyed acting in the Little Theatre of Smithfield, Virginia. She was also a gifted gourmet cook who shared her dishes with her family as well as the community.
Thelma was the last survivor of a generation of the well-known family of Scotts in Isle of Wight County. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews, and dear friends Judy Horne and her family, and Helen Lindsay. She attended Smithfield Assembly of God and was a member of Uzzell United Methodist Church.
A funeral service will be conducted on September 3, 2017 at 3 PM at Uzzell United Methodist Church,15363 Uzzell Church Road, Smithfield VA. Following the service she will be buried beside her beloved Scottie in the church cemetery.
The family wishes to thank her attentive caregivers at Consulate Health Care of Norfolk, and also those at Consulate Health Care of Windsor, and Riverside Convalescent Center of Smithfield for their compassionate care. Also we are thankful to the nurses and staff of Medi Home Health & Hospice care during the last year of her life.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her memory to either Uzzell United Methodist Church, Smithfield Assembly of God Church 217 Jefferson Dr; Smithfield, Virginia 23430, or Gideons International, P.O. Box 274, Smithfield, VA 23431. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com
Uzzell United Methodist Church
15363 Uzzell Church Road
Smithfield , VA 23430