Vernell G. Scott
1938 - 2021
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Surrounded by family, Vernell G. Scott departed this life on Monday, March 29, 2021. Visitation will be held at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Dr., Baton Rouge, LA on Thurs., April 8, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. until a Celebration of Life service at 12:30; officiated by Rev. John C. Miller, Jr.; interment, Louisiana National Cemetery, Zachary, LA. Vernell G. Scott was born on November 20, 1938, to the union of Vernel and Leester Asberry Scott in Baton Rouge, LA. The fifth of nine children, Vernell accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Elm Park Baptist Church, where his father and uncles were founders. He received his formal education in East Baton Rouge Parish at Scott Street Elementary, Capitol Middle and Capitol Senior High Schools. At Capitol Senior High School, he was a member of the band, served as senior class president and participated in Bayou Boys State. Throughout his education, he was an inquisitive, engaging and loquacious student. He always executed his lessons with excellence and an eye towards exceeding the highest expectations. These qualities aided in the attainment of his bachelors and masters plus thirty (30) from Southern University A&M College. A fervent proponent of education and self-improvement, he became a Robertson-Coe Fellow at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA and continued his professional development at both Southern University A&M College and Louisiana State University. Shortly after starting his career as an educator at Capitol Senior High School, he was drafted into the U.S. Army in the fall of 1962. He served Honorably in the U.S. Signal Corps at Fort Benning, GA. For approximately six years, he served as the Board President of the East Baton Rouge Teachers Federal Credit Union. In the late 1950's, Vernell met his future wife Maude Elizabeth Bell at Southern University A&M College. This past March they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. To this union, Terri Lynnette Scott, Vernell Glenn Scott and Roderick Christian Scott were born. His memory will be cherished by his wife, Maude B. Scott, daughter, Terri Scott Stevens (Ronald), son Roderick C. Scott, all of Baton Rouge; and son, Vernell G. Scott of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Emil, of Baton Rouge; Brittney, Jaedae, Jordae, and Bryson, all of Houston, TX; Madeleine and Abigail of Adelaide, Australia; and a host of nephews, nieces and friends. He was preceeded in death by his father, Vernel Scott; mother, Leester Scott; brother, Felton Roy Scott; and sister, Delores Elaine Scott. Arrangements entrusted to Miller & Daughter Mortuary.

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Published in The Advocate from Apr. 6 to Apr. 8, 2021.
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April 16, 2021
Thank you Mr. Scott for the love you gave all of your students, giving us the confidence that we all needed. I always love coming to your class because that was your passion to understand us and help anyway you can. To the family you have my deepest sympathy and condolences, for you have an angel that was a good man.
Sharletha Palmer
Student
April 12, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Marjorie Jones
Friend
April 8, 2021
To: Family of Vernell G. Scott Jr you are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep holding on to God's unchanging hands.
Sharen Powe
Family
April 7, 2021
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Skeet, I will miss seeing you and that wonderful smile in the grocery store. Family, know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sabrina Marcelle
Family
April 7, 2021
A very well liked teacher and also a quiet man of compassion.
May the God of all comfort continue to keep the family in
His perfect peace.

Class of 76
Elvin Richardson Augustus
Student
April 7, 2021
We (Kelly and Greg Toney) met Vernell and the Scott family when they would deliver our paper at Chateau Dijon apartments. Then, when we moved to Kenilworth, we discovered we were blessed to be the Scotts' across the street neighbors. Vernell was the epitome of a gentleman and scholar. Our prayers go out to Maude and the family.
Greg and Kelly Toney
Neighbor
April 7, 2021
Condolences and prayers of comfort and support from the Harris family, especially from June Harris, classmate and bandmate of Vernell from Capitol Sr. High School and Dawn Harris Buckley, classmate of daughter, Terri Scott Stevens.
Dawn Buckley
Friend
April 7, 2021
Paula Kitchens Lacy
Family
April 7, 2021
My condolences to the family !! Praying for all of you..
Arties Cohn
Friend
April 7, 2021
May God be blessed to you and your family during this difficult time The Phenix Family Class of 78 to 83
Student
April 7, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Kenneth Andre Martin
Friend
April 7, 2021
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April 7, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Kenneth Martin
Friend
April 7, 2021
To the Scott family ,my sincerest condolences .I am saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Scott. He and his sister were outstanding teachers at Capitol Sr. High. We have lost a great teacher and example in the black community. May the God of heaven give you great comfort at this time.
Earl Sims Jr.
Student
April 7, 2021
To Maude and family. With heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your loved one, hope there is comfort in knowing others share your sadness. McKinley Sr. High. Class of 1956
Elouise B Paulfrey
Classmate
April 7, 2021
I was not a student of Mr. Scott while at Capitol High But we all knew who he was. Very Nice and Friendly to ALL Students.

Curtis E - Capitol High/Class of 76
CURTIS E MORRIS
April 6, 2021
May God's grace cover the Scott family. Certainly this loss has to be thought of as a going home or a celebration just to be able manage after earthly loss. We were all blessed to have had the leadership of such a wonderful teacher. He and his coworkers made Capitol into something grand each day. Just graduating starts the long process of adjusting after such great influences are no longer there, once right at hand to teach and inspire. Mr. Scott, Thanks
Connie J Wicks
Student
April 6, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Brenda Strahan
Friend
April 6, 2021
TO THE FAMILY:
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Look to GOD for strength now and always. Take pleasure in the beautiful memories that I am sure you have of him. He was always such a pleasant person and will be missed.

PRAYER FOR GRIEVING FAMILIES and FRIENDS:

FATHER, thank YOU for another day. We know not what this day will bring but we know that YOU are in charge. FATHER, we know that as sure as we live we must die. Help us to live guided by YOUR word, prepare us for our date and ease the pain of our transition. YOU have all power in YOUR hands and we plead for YOUR grace and mercy. FATHER, give grace and mercy to bereaved families and friends. Heal the hurt in their hearts. Give them the strength to persevere and be their comfort in their hours of need. Turn them to YOUR light so that they may know that YOU will never leave them. Help them to live firmly planted in YOUR word. YOU are our light and salvation and we thank YOU in all things. All praise belongs to YOU. HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, praise YOUR holy name. In the mighty name of JESUS, Amen.

Mary Veronica SPENCER Baptiste
Student
April 6, 2021
My name is Matricia Green. Mr. Vernell Scott was my teacher in the 11th and 12th grade. I don't believe I would be the success that I am today with out the structure that he instilled in us as students. He help us to understand how important it was to believe in ourselves that we can do anything if we believed in ourselves. I will miss our talks. To his family which is like my family, I am going to miss him to. Mrs. Scott and Terry I will be their.
God bless all of you.
Matricia Ann Green
Friend
April 6, 2021
So sorry to hear about Mr. Scott. I was proud to be his colleague at Capitol High. He was a well-respected educator and a fine man. Sincerest sympathies to his loved ones.
Alice Ann Fesmire
Coworker
April 6, 2021
He was a good teacher of my and he was like by everyones who new of him may he rest in peace ☮ Class of 77
Judy Augustus Guy and Family
Student
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