LORRAINE SCOTT, daughter of the late Wilson Simms and Evelyn Williams, was born on July 12, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland. God sent his angels down to call her home on August 31, 2020.
Lorraine accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at Provident Baptist Church. She received her diploma from the Baltimore City Public School System. After finishing High School, she met and married Joseph Scott, Sr. on September 2, 1949. From this union, eight children were born.
Lorraine worked at several jobs during her marriage. She worked for Misty Harbor Rainwear Company for 19 years until the business closed. There she held several positions such as a sewing machine operator, an active union member, a health fund secretary, a recording secretary and finally, president of Local # 4 of the Garment Workers Union. She was also a member of the union's chorus, going to nursing homes and other places to sing. Two years after leaving Misty Harbor, she went on to work for Jayne H. Lee Uniform Company for eight years doing alteration, later retiring from this company.
Being a very active person, after being home for one year, she decided that being at home wasn't what she wanted to do, so she got involved in a senior aid program. In that program, she worked at Harford Senior Center in the food service department and later as an information and assistance coordinator. After being at the center for three years, she was moved to the Department of Transportation Division for Baltimore City as a temporary receptionist before being offered a Catholic Charities job. She worked as an aid for the Senior Center Plus until that center closed. She was then transferred to Caritas Assisted Living, where she worked as a receptionist. She worked at Caritas for seven years before retiring in June 2009 at the age of 75.
Lorraine was a very ambitious woman who wanted the best for herself and her family. She was also very independent and loved to enjoy her life. She enjoyed dancing, hanging out with friends, traveling, especially going on cruises, the casino, sewing, cooking and just being social while enjoying her favorite drink, Pink Champale. She was always actively involved in something. She was the recording secretary of the Moderettes Social Club, the floor captain in the building where she lived and had even received an invitation to the White House. She was on the planning committee for the Simms family reunions, ensuring her family knew the importance of gathering each and every year. She loved to cook and gather as a family and because of her, we looked forward to Sunday dinners, Thanksgiving and Christmas each year. She was the backbone of the family, and one who did not hesitate to speak her mind. Especially in her last days, she kept the family laughing with some of the things that would come out of her mouth! She will truly be missed and we are grateful for the time we've had with her and the legacy she has left behind.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson Simms and Evelyn Williams; her husband, Joseph Scott, Sr.; her daughter, Paulette Napper; her brother, Raymond Simms and her sister, Roberta Kirk.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her children, Maxine Moore, Olivia Butler, Joseph Scott, Jr. (Tara), Sylvia Walker (Robin), Larry Scott (Linda), Darrell Scott, Sr. and Valerie Mays (James).
Her grandchildren, Aaron Devon Nicole, Detron, Ladawn, Nikesha, Kelly, Patrice, Chester, Darrell Jr., Alicia, Derrick, Cordell and Jamal. Also, 34 great and great-great-grandchildren, one sister, Delores Kenny, a special cousin, Agnes Fleming, a long-time friend, Eva Harris and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
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