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Atlanta, GA 30331
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SCOTT, Mary DR. MARY SHY SCOTT Mary Shy Scott, the first of three children, was born and raised in Atlanta Georgia to Robert Shy and Flora Spearman Shy. She enrolled at Spelman College where she graduated with her B.A. Degree, and in 1953 was initiated into the Kappa Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She subsequently earned her M.A. Degree from New York University and completed post-graduate work in humanities at both New York and Georgia State Universities where she became certified in supervision and administration. Additionally she was awarded her Doctor of Humane Letters in 1990 by the Trustee Board of Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama. As 23rd Supreme Basileus, she completed a $4 million building project for the sorority's International Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, and received a $15.5 million contract from the U.S. Department of Labor to operate the Cleveland Job Corps Center, which offers youths age 16-21 training in alternative programs for education. She capitalized at $1 million the sorority's Educational Advancement Foundation which annually awards more than $100,000 in scholarships. In 1991, she led a delegation to Honolulu, Hawaii to both install and dedicate the first non-military commemorative plaque honoring unsung WWII hero Doris Miller at Pearl Harbor. Her accolades, accomplishments and recognitions include 37 citations and awards, 42 keys to cities, and 58 proclamations. In addition to her leadership roles in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Dr. Scott worked as an educator, elementary school music specialist and motivational speaker. As an extremely devoted wife and mother, Mary Shy Scott was married for over 62 beautiful years to Alfred Scott, Sr. She is survived by her husband, daughter Alfredene Scott Benton, sons Arthur Scott and Alfred Scott, Jr., 10 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at Saint Philip A.M.E. Church (240 Candler Road, Decatur, GA 30032). NO PUBLIC VIEWING. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the Church starting at 10 am. Alpha Kappa Alpha Ceremony, Ivy Beyond the Wall, will begin at 9:30 am. Entombment: Westview Cemetery (Abbey) Atlanta, GA. In lieu of flowers, the Scott family requests that donations be made to: Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation c/o Mary Shy Scott Endowment AKA / EAF 5656 S. Stony Island Ave Chicago, IL. 60637 TODAY, family will receive friends from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at Murray Brothers Funeral Home, Cascade Chapel, 1199 Utoy Springs Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331. (404) 349-3000
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Apr. 17 to Apr. 21, 2013
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