Saturday evening, family and friends gathered in the Education Fellowship Hall of St. Paul Baptist Church to help her celebrate her birthday. More than 100 family members and friends joined in the celebration.
Rennie Melton was the M.C. for the occasion. Prayer was given by Rev. Arthur Choice. Musical tributes to the honoree were rendered by Cynthia Cassanova Brown who sang “We’ve Come This Far By Faith.” Truly the words gave inspiration to Ms. Scott.
Tribute and words of thanks to the honoree for being an active citizen of the Goldsboro and Sanford Communites were extended by the Commissioner, Dr. Velma H. Williams. Her words of love and thanks were expressed to Scott, who is still a community worker in many organizations even at the age of 80.
A friendship poem, “My Good Friend,” was recited by Irna Walker from Psalm 133. After a dinner catered by the Meltons, the evening of sharing in love continued as words of love were given by her friend and schoolmate, Elmira Hall.
The honoree was presented bouquets of roses and lots of birthday greetings. A special surprise was given from the West Sanford Seniors group, her son, Bruce Scott, grandchildren and other family members. Making the grand birthday a happy, happy one was her sister, Annie Pearl Cooper, Sanford; her favorite brother, Titus (TJ) Henderson; and niece, Michelle of Philadelphia; her baby sister Flora H. William of New Jersey and nephew Anthony (Tony) Williams of Seattle, Wash.
Other out of town guests that attended were from Delaware, St. Petersburg and Orlando.
Special thanks goes to James and Eartha Melton, the Sweet Harmony Lodge #388 and Gaines and Morgon Post and Auxillary Post 17 of Amvets. Closing remarks were given by the honoree, Arthur Mae Scott, who will forever remember this beautiful day in her life, she said.