CLIFFORD G. SCOTT
Clifford George Scott was born September 17, 1954, in Philadelphia, Pa., to his parents, George Hackett Scott and Agnes Jones Scott. He was baptized into the Seventh Day Adventist Church, along with his mother and siblings, by Dr. A.R. Jones at Ebenezer SDA Church in September, 1970. He was a Charter Member of the Germantown SDA Church, where he served as an usher and a youth elder. In his teen years Clif also served as a Tentmaster for Elder C.D. Brooks. He attended Pine Forge Academy for one year, and returned to Philadelphia to graduate from Murrell Dobbins High School in June, 1972. Clif enlisted in the U.S. Army after high school, and served for 10 years. He loved the military service, and began his career there as a Licensed Practical Nurse, in which he continued to be employed for over 30 years. During this time, he also served in his faith as a member of the Health Ministries Team in his local church, as well as the AEC Nurses' Station during camp meeting. He also served as personal security for Evangelist Tim Lewis during a City-wide Evangelism Series at the Martin Luther King High School in Philadelphia under Elder Charles Cheatham. Three years ago, Clif moved from Pennsylvania to Virginia to be closer to his family because of his declining health. He attended Shiloh SDA Church with his family as his health allowed. He and his dog Charlie, (whom he affectionately called his son) enjoyed living in Virginia, which allowed him to reconnect with old friends as well as make new ones. Clif continued his regular activities until last June 4, when he was admitted to the hospital in serious condition. He never returned home, but was cared for in the nursing home. His sister, Darlene, was by his side faithfully. Last Friday, January 6, he lost life's battle. Clif was a true evangelist at heart. He tried to tell everyone he met about our Lord and Savior. Distance and time were no barriers for him, he literally called anytime from anywhere to add souls to the prayer list or get answers to difficult Bible questions. We believe there will be many in heaven as a result of his outreach. He was preceded in death by his father, George Scott; and a brother, Alan Scott. Clif leaves to mourn their loss, five beautiful daughters: Tahir, Ashley, Jocelynne, Jan, and Endigo; his mother: Agnes Scott Smith; two brothers: Percy Scott (Lori), David Scott; one sister: Darlene Scott Wilson (Geoffrey, nephew); faithful sister-in-law: Cheryl Scott; five uncles: Dr. A.R. Jones (Juanita), Charles L. Jones (Catherine), Pastor John Jones (Sarah), Elder Ronnie Jones (Ethel), Chaplain Larry Jones (Margaret); and an especially close aunt, Helen Peace; and a host of loving relatives and friends, including his faithful niece, Candice Scott and great nephew, Marcus; goddaughter: Chalae Walker; godsister: Bonnie Belcher; and special friends: Delores Hines, Tiane Scott; and neighbor: Terry Craig. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Shiloh Seven Day Adventist Church, 310 W. South Blvd., Petersburg, VA 23805. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the funeral home. Funeral services have been entrusted to Petersburg Chapel - Joseph M. Johnson & Son, 530 S Sycamore St., Petersburg, (804) 863-4411.
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