Anna Marie Scott of Greenville, Texas was born on May 7,
1974 to John and Jeanette Scott. Anna overcame profound physical and
intellectual challenges and was deeply loved by all who knew her. Anna’s life
had notable milestones. She won numerous Special Olympics medals in track and
field. She was a faithful member of the Special Friends Sunday School at
Highland Terrace Baptist Church, where she attended until recently. Anna was a
1996 graduate of Greenville High School and since then, participated in the
Lakes Regional Greenville Training Center.
Anna persevered through her limitations and engaged in
church, social and family events as much as she could. Anna loved chocolate
more than anyone, and her chocolate snack breaks were always a grand occasion.
She also kept meticulous calendars and remembered the birthdays of her family
members. One of her favorite past times was listening to CDs, and she enjoyed
many kinds of music but especially Christian praise songs. Anna adored her
family and many people outside of her family.
Anna had a simple but deep faith: she loved Jesus, she
prayed for others, and she believed in heaven. She often comforted others with
a hug. Her sweet smile spoke volumes about her cheerful spirit.
Anna is survived by her mother Sandra Jeanette Scott, her
sister Sandra Scott Lee, brother-in-law Gordon Kay Lee, nephews Drew Allen
McNeely and Nathan Scott McNeely, niece Laura Megan McNeely, her aunt Paula
Diane Eason, and many cousins.
She is preceded in death by her father, John Eric Scott, and
her grandparents Helen and Ralph Gibson whom she called “Ma” and “Ging-Ging,”
grandmother Melva Scott, affectionally known as “Mimi,” uncle Larry Eason,
“Auntie” Camille Durham and uncle “Bobo” Durham.
Anna died on November 19, 2020 at Hunt Regional Medical
Center in Greenville, Texas, the same hospital where she was born. She was 46
years old. A graveside service to celebrate her life will be held at McWright
Cemetery for family only due to the
covid 19 pandemic.
The family would like to thank Dr. Rushing and the Lakes
Regional MHMR and Briarcliff Health Center staff. We will never forget the way
all of you cared for and loved Anna.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the
Special Friends ministry at Highland Terrace Baptist Church in Greenville,