Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Gloria J. Scott

07/14/1941 - 09/03/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street.

Service Information

WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE..A funeral service will be held, 2pm, Sunday, October 1, 2017
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Chapel
7246 Granby Street Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington VA

Gloria J. Scott, 76, passed away suddenly September 3, 2017. Gloria was born July 14, 1941 to the late James Nathan Posey Reynolds and Betty Mills Reynolds in Westfield, North Carolina. The youngest of 17 children born into a sharecropper family, Gloria overcame her humble beginnings to become a professional educator and world traveler. She earned degrees from Winston-Salem State (1962, Elementary Education) and George Washington University (1989, Secondary Administration). After graduating from Winston-Salem State Teachers College, Gloria married Captain James R. Jones, a United States Air Force dentist who was killed in Vietnam. She later married Col. Simon H. Scott, Jr. (USAF Ret. Dec.). She enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and the United States, and visited Africa and Asia. Gloria dearly loved teaching children having worked in public schools in North Carolina and New Jersey in the 1960s. After spending 15 years raising her family in Europe and various locations in the United States, she settled in Virginia Beach in 1982 and returned to teaching at Bayside Elementary School where she remained until retiring in 2004. Gloria was predeceased by her daughter I. Vonja Jones, 7 sisters and 4 brothers. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Simon H. Scott, III (Blythe), her beloved grandchildren Ashley, Davis, and Jessica; sisters Mary Ethel Martin, Geraldine Moore, Leona McArthur, brothers Franklin Delano Reynolds and R.J. Clark; sisters-in-law Alice Reynolds, Althea Scott, and Theresa Varnado; brother-in-law Dallas Jones; countless nieces and nephews, her church family, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorors, and many friends from coast to coast. Mrs. Scott was an active and longtime member of Messiah Presbyterian Church, Iota Omega chapter of AKA Sorority, Inc., WSSU Alumni Association, Fairfield Forest Civic League, Bayside Elementary School Retired Teachers lunch group, and the King’s Grant Baptist Church Tuesday Morning Bible Study Group. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Winston-Salem State University National Alumni Association at wssunaa.org/donations or via mail to WSSU NAA PO Box 890670 Charlotte, NC 28289-0670. Local arrangements are being handled by Metropolitan Funeral Service. Dates for funeral services and interment at Arlington National Cemetery are to be determined.

Rev. Dianna Bennett I would to express my deep sympathy and condolences to Gloria's family. Gloria and I crossed to join Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated together on the same line. I am so sorry that I was not able to make the services due to my current immobility due to an accident. I pray your strength and that GOD will continue to embrace you in HIS care. Ps 121 says..."I will lift up mine eyes to the hills from which cometh my HELP. My Help cometh from the LORD, who made the heavens and the earth." Draw your strength from GOD daily. I love you with the love of the LORD.
Posted: 10/1/2017
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Ruth Page So sorry that I will be out of town on Sunday...just wanted to say a word about the value Gloria added to so many lives through her teaching and friendships. She was a lovely woman. I appreciate the many fond memories I have as a colleague and friend...and, always so proud of her son and his family!
Posted: 9/29/2017
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Nicole To the family in your time of need. May the words at Revelation 21:4 be of comfort to you...Sickness, pain and death will be no more
Posted: 9/26/2017
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Sharon Nultemeier I worked with Gloria for 20 years at Bayside Elementary School. She was such a sweet and loving person. In all those years, I never heard her say an unkind word about anyone. That is what I'll remember most about her. She will be fondly remembered by many.
Posted: 9/15/2017
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