December 3, 2021, 88, Goldsboro –
Delbert Howard Scott, 88, was received into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 3, 2021. Delbert was born in Wayne County to the late Braxton and Mamie Godwin Scott on October 20, 1933. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Lancaster Scott; brother, Marcus Scott and his step-mother, Margaret Howell Scott.
Delbert was a farmer, and many of his happiest times were spent on his family farm in the Patetown Community. He lived a life of dedication to his family and friends, and to his community. He served his community as a member of the Wayne County Board of Education for 8 years and as chairman for one of those years. Delbert proudly served his country in the United States Army.
Community and service in church was a top priority for Delbert throughout his life. He had been a member of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church and Patetown Church of God. In later years he began worshipping at Kellum Baptist Church. He utilized his talents to help the church in any way he could. Delbert went beyond professing Christianity; he lived it.
A graveside service to celebrate Delbert’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 6, 2021 at Wayne Memorial Park. The family will not be greeting friends at their home but will take the opportunity to speak with friends at the cemetery following the service.
Delbert is survived by his wife, Ruth Golden Scott; son, Spencer Scott and wife, Leckie; granddaughter, Amber Hawkins and husband, Chad; great-grandson, Bryson Hawkins; brother, Cecil Scott and wife, Judy; niece, Melody King and husband, Roger; and nephew, Cecil Scott, Jr. and wife, Tina. He is also survived by his step-children, Teresa Rodriguez and husband, Jose’ and Jeff Bunner and wife, Elizabeth; and step-grandson, Nestor Rodriguez.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his memory to the Baptist Children’s Home North Carolina, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361.
Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.