Scott was born into the loving household of Wallace Briggs and Sandy Miller Whitson as their cherished son. Sadly, his “Maw” Carol Prather and his grandfather Frank Briggs had already passed away before him, and he was the last member of his immediate family to depart. Scott was a man of many interests and passions. He found joy in gardening, hunting, and fishing.
However, what truly brought him the most happiness was spending quality time with his beloved family, which included his devoted wife, Brandon Scott, and their daughter, Laylah Scott. In addition to his wife and daughter, Scott leaves behind a loving sister, Emily Briggs, who resides in Burnsville. He also had a close-knit circle of grandparents, including Hiram and Mary Miller, Ann Briggs, and “Paw” Gary Prather, all of whom held a special place in his heart.
His extended family includes his mother-in-law, Kim Scott, father-in-law, Keith Scott, and his wife, Donna, all from Burlington. Among those grieving his loss is a cherished aunt, Irene Hayes, and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who have been deeply affected by this tragedy. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 7, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.
The service will be officiated by Reverend Jim Bo Seaton and Reverend Davy Shelton. Prior to the service, a visitation will be hosted by the family at the funeral home from one until three in the afternoon. Afterward, Scott will be laid to rest at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church cemetery. A memorial ceremony will also be held in his honor on March 14, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon at Staley Memorial Baptist Church, located at 1446 North Graham Hopedale Road, Burlington, North Carolina 27217.
This service will be led by Reverend Benny Smith and Pastor Charlie Brown. For those who wish to contribute in memory of Scott, donations can be made to Yancey Funeral Services to assist with the associated expenses during this difficult time. Scott’s memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him, and he will be dearly missed.