I don't think that I shall ever forget Autrilla!
The first article announcing her demise and the obituary in today's paper enumerate many of her accomplishments for which she is known and revered.
I will remember her for her attending so many of my performances,both singing and lecturing.
I will remember her her involving me in the "Prime Time Players" and the NAACP's Black History Programs and other programs for Seniors.
I will remember our attending Resource Center and Neighborhood Watch Programs and meetings.
I will remember our wonderful visits at her home.
I don't think that I shall ever forget this remarkable Lady!
I met Mrs. Scott at the VA. She always made herself available to come speak or to say a kind word to anyone who would approach her.
Life is so short and she is a perfect example that it is never to late to make a positive difference.
I am sure she inspired many. My condolences to her family.
My heart goes out to all your family, I've known Autrilla for years through the Primetime Players. I attended the services yesterday, that moved me so much.The guest book had been removed before i had a chance to sign.
I was in the Primetime Players with Autrilla. Aways enjoyed her laugh and huge smile. I attended the services yesterday, but was unable to sign guest book.I have her books, and will re-read them again. As you know, Autrilla is special, and always will be. I am so sorry for your loss.
Sharon, David and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss and that we are not able to be there to share in the celebration of your mother, Ms Autrilla Scott's life. Ms. Scott will be missed as an example of the beacon of life we all have in us. I know from my experience hearing from her, she would say, let your life be a shining example of the good we can do.
May God Bless You,
Oscar and Anita Edwards
Autrilla met me at some community events and encouraged me to write my book that was just published and I was so sorry to hear of her passing but I wanted you to know that she influenced me. So sorry I could not share the book with her. I will think of her everytime I read my Pineywoods chapter.
We're so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family.
Sharon, I was so sorry to hearing of the passing of your mom. I was so inspired by reading all the accomplishments she inquired during her life. I will keep you & your family in praye. May God bless you & keep you is my prayer. Sharon Caleb
Goodbye to a very special lady!
What a beautiful human being she was. autrilla i met you at a gospel choir performance at lbcc few years back. what an honor. you signed my book that i purchased from you and kept bumping into you in so many places. when i saw you ,you filled my heart with joy. we always recognized each other. the last time that i saw you was at a function at the senior center on willow.dressed so elegontely and with your catchy smile.you brightened everywhere you went/ you called me after to invite me to your book signing and i wanted to purchase your new book.didn't make it and was so sorry. you gave so much to the people on earth now it is your time to rest in peace and be with our lord.you were loved and i will always remember you. love janice boyd
MUCH LOVE AND MANY PRAYERS!
I have known Ms. Scott all my life, and I always loved the way she smiled when she said my name. That is how I will always remember her. My prayers to the Family. Love Always...Pat Wade
I met Ms. Scott when President Clinton visited the Long Beach Navy Mole in 1997 before it was decommissioned and transformed into the Sea Launch home base. She was in the front row of the crowd and I had the good fortune of standing right behind her. The President, when he saw her, came down off the stage to give her a big hug. There was so much love for each other in that hug. Afterward, she turned to me and said, "I used to babysit the President." I do not think I will ever hear those words from anyone again; it was a very surreal moment. Ms. Scott was a beautiful and poised woman. She contributed greatly to the people and quality of living in Long Beach, CA.