Jimmy Fredrick Scott, 85 of the Timberlane community of Picayune, went home to heaven Wednesday evening, surrounded by his loving family. Jimmy was born March 7, 1935 in Brewton, AL, the son and one of ten children to Corbett & Esther (Johnson) Scott. At birth, he weighed in at 16lbs 4ozs, setting a record as the largest baby to be born in the State of Alabama. At the time, the doctors and nurses didn't believe what the scales were showing, so they brought in a second set just to confirm. To the family's knowledge, that record still stands today. He is remembered as a wonderful brother, husband and friend to many. You would be hard pressed to find someone who is or was angry with him, other than his loving wife Betty. And even that was a rarity in their 30 years together. Jimmy was an electrician, working out of Local 130 in New Orleans for many years. He enjoyed fishing and when he wasn't doing that, he went fishing. Jimmy was a laid back, easy-going guy that did his best to enjoy life while putting his family first in everything. Vacations were important to him, travelling across country to wherever the road may lead. A loving family man and friend to so many, he will be forever missed by all whose life he touched. Jimmy was preceded by his parents, Corbett & Esther Scott and eight of his nine siblings: Virginia Tillman, Sally Earlington, A.D. Scott, Monroe Scott, Jessie Scott, Ida Wattingney, Carolyn Scott and Don Scott, with his son Tommy M. Scott. Left to cherish the many fond memories are: his loving wife, Betty Ann (Richard) Scott; children: Vicki (Mark) Johnson, Jimmy (Sharon) Scott, Jr., Dennis (Shelia) Scott, Jeffery (Keja) Scott, Daryl (Janice) Devillier, Sherry Cobb, Melissa Bond and Stacey (Eric) Olson. He leaves quite the legacy of nineteen grandchildren, with fifty-two great-grands, many many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors through the years. Jimmy's final wishes were to be cremated, which his family is honoring. The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Heritage Baptist Church where he attended, followed by a Celebration of Life in his honor. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Scott family in their time of need, asking everyone to keep Ms. Betty and the entire family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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