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Marvin Eugene Scott Sr.

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SCOTT Mr. Marvin Eugene Scott, Sr. was born of February 11, 1939 to William H. Scott, Sr. and Mazie L. Curry-Scott in Jacksonville, FL. He was affectionately called 'Harpo' by his family and friends. He attended Stanton High School, The University of Massachusetts, and Florida Community College. He was a long time resident of the Wesconnett community, and a member of Greater Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church for many years. He later attended Lakeshore United Methodist Church. Marvin served for several years in the United States Marine Corps. He was self employed as a brick mason and cement finisher. He was an avid fisherman who loved being in the company of people; made friends easily and enjoyed making them laugh. He was predeceased by his father William H. Scott, his son Marvin Scott, Jr., and his wife Jeweldean Beasley Scott. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother Mazie L. Scott; two daughters Vanessa Chang (Troy), and Leslie Jackson (Alvin); his sister Bernice Scott-Kohn, his brother James E. Scott (Gloria); two granddaughters Aysha and Leah Jackson; five grandsons Kevin Scott, Troy, Tevin, and Tison Chang, and Xaviar Jackson; seven cousins, devoted cousin and caretaker Irma Gibson (Eddie) Brenda Kohn, Bettye Young (Alfred), Beverly, Diane, Ann, and Gwendolyn. Also his aunt Mary Curry and two sisters in law, Thelma Cummings and Annie P. Johnson; and a host of nieces and nephews and other sorrowing relatives and friends. Funeral services for Marvin will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 7, 2010 in the chapel of Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park. Graveside committal will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 9, 2010 at Jacksonville National Cemetery. Family members and friends will gather immediately prior to and following the service on Saturday morning at the funeral home. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
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Published in the Florida Times-Union on Aug. 5, 2010
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