Mother Ruby Louise (Stiles) Scott, 87, went home to be with The Lord on Saturday, November 16, 2019, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland after a brief illness. A longtime resident of Lorain, Ohio, she and her husband Vassie Scott, Sr. raised seven children in the Clearview School District. She delighted in crocheting colorful ponchos, gloves, hats, scarves, afghans, and backpacks for them in addition to multiple gifts for their teachers. She loved doing word find puzzles and watching game shows, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and The Andy Griffith Show . She also enjoyed laughter and jokes. Whenever asked, “How are you feeling?” she would invariably respond, “With my hands!” and raise her palms to the sky with a smile as bright as the sun. Mother Scott was born in Elyria to Reverend Buford and Frances Stiles on January 12, 1932. She attended Elyria High School where she played volleyball and volunteered as a library assistant. Afterwards she attended secretarial school and became an expert typist. She also taught Sunday school to children at her father’s Mount Nebo Baptist Church. Mother Scott grew up strong in her faith and powerful in prayer, constantly modeling for all who met her what it looked like to walk through the world as a beloved child of God. “Jesus Loves Me” was a favorite song. Later in life she became a very faithful member of the Original Glorious Apostolic Church. One of her great joys was sharing the activities and accomplishments of her children. She is survived by her sons Vassie Scott Jr. (Mershela Scott) of Amherst, OH, and Wayne Scott (Marilyn Scott) of Clearwater, FL, and daughters Sophfronia Scott (Darryl Gregory) of Sandy Hook, CT, Denise Carter (Kelvin Carter) of Upper Marlboro, MD, Jeanette Scott-Marshall (Angel Morales) of Arlington, VA, and Michelle Alexander of Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Mother Scott also leaves behind 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, her sister Elaine Jones of Elyria, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vassie Scott, Sr. , her daughter Theodora Scott, her sisters Frances (White) Harris, Rosalele (Beidleman) Thornton, and her brother Buford Earl Stiles. Visitation will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019, followed by The Celebration of Life Service at 12 Noon at the Original Glorious Apostolic Church, 995 Foster Ave. in Elyria where Pastor Doris E. Williams will officiate. Burial will follow at Brookdale Cemetery. May Mother Scott’s unwavering faith continue to guide and inspire, even though she is now away from us and resting in the comfort and peace of her savior
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