Annie Pearl Carter Scott was born to Steven and Cicely Carter on June 17, 1923 in Townsend, Georgia. Her life’s journey then carried her to Needwood, Georgia where she met and became the wife of Emanuel Scott, Sr. Three children were added to this union. The young family then migrated to Pleasantville, NJ in 1946 where they resided for a short time before moving to Atlantic City, NJ. As the years passed Emanuel and Ann’s family grew into twelve including the children.
Mother Scott received the Holy Ghost in 1947 at Morning Star Church under the leadership of Mother Drake and Mother Hopkins. From there, she moved her fellowship to Christ Gospel, P.A. of W, under the leadership of the late Bishop Hobart S. Taliferro, Sr. She then assisted in finding a building to help establish Shiloh Temple church, which was pastored by the late Bishop James A. Waiters and Mother Ethel Waiters in Atlantic City, NJ. Mother Scott was active in the church by starting the usher board, teaching Sunday school, leading worship services as well as doing missionary work. She won many souls to Christ. In August of 1980 after Emanuel retired, he moved himself, his wife and their two youngest children back to their hometown of Needwood, Georgia. In 1984, Annie’s husband was called by the Lord to Pastor, so they founded Emanuel Temple Church of God where she served dutifully as First Lady for many years until her husband’s death. After, the passing of her husband, she became a member of Golden Isles Church of God, then a member of Living Word Worship Center where District Elder Darrin West is the Pastor, the church where she first joined upon moving back to Brunswick, GA. Not only was Mother Scott active in the church but in her community. She worked for the city as a childcare worker. She was a playground director for the summer program and a childcare provider. Her home was a safe haven for many. Anybody was welcome for a warm meal, but you better believed they learned of repentance, how to be saved and how to receive the Holy Ghost. Another one of her great loves was sewing. She received her certification to be a seamstress in which she began making are sorts of clothing, accessories, and dolls. Arts and crafts were something dear to her heart. She kept herself busy with crocheting, making macrame’ items, sewing, and gardening. She loved her flowers!! Mother Scott believed in family. She always wanted family to know each other and come together in fellowship, so she was instrumental in starting the Foster-Carter Family Reunion, which has been going strong for 50 years.
Mother Scott is preceded in death by her husband, Bishop Emanuel Scott Sr.; three of her sons, Kenneth Russell Scott, Robert Andrew Scott, and Michael Anthony Scott; grand and great grandsons, Vaughn Hawkins, Vaughn Peterson, and Robert Ford III; six sisters and five brothers preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memories; seven children, Emanuel Scott, Jr. (Ruth), Thomas E. Scott (Victoria), Betty Ford (Robert, Sr.), Frank E. Scott (Renee), Barbara Scott, Sidney G. Scott (Claudette) and Brenda Scott Butler; a host of grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; three newly born great great great grandchildren. There are also children and grandchildren that were not related by blood, but she called them her very own and she loved as though they were.
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