GARYSBURG — Mr. Cornell Stancell Scott, 67, of Garysburg, transitioned from this earthly life on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, while in the care of Vidant North Hospital in Roanoke Rapids.

Cornell, the son of the late Dennis Scott and Janie High Scott, was born on Saturday, Dec. 19, 1953, in Northampton County. He was educated in the Northampton County School System; graduating from Gaston High School, class of 1972.

Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Eunice Lee Vincent Scott of the home; son, Tyree Scott of the home; daughter, Lukishia S. Opiyo (Dennis) of Greensboro; grandchildren, Jamiya, Gerry Jr. and Ahmad Smith; great-grandchildren, Doriyana Smith, all of Charlotte; sister, Hilda S. Squire (Alvin) of Gaston; aunt, Idelia High of Roanoke Rapids; two sisters-in-law, Arlethia Drumgoole (Clarence) of Henrico and Latanya Wiggins of Maryland; two brothers-in-law, James Foster of Maryland and Stevie Jones (Leeann) of South Carolina; four nephews, Wesley Foster, Desmond, Todd and Marco Squire; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Scott will lie in repose from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 at T.L. Faison’s Funeral Care LLC in Seaboard, which is handling the arrangements.

The viewing will resume from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 18, followed by a celebration of life service at noon, with the Rev. Joshua Pair officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery in Emporia, Virginia.

Memories and condolences may be registered via faisoncares.com.

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