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Celebrating the life of
Yvonne Worthy Scott
March 11, 1922 - March 21, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 2:00pm - Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
  • 54 Diamond Causeway (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31411

  • 912-598-8460

Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Scott family for the loss of your dear loved one. May you and your family find comfort from the scriptures at “2 Corinthians 1:3” also “John 5:28,29”

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The best godmother that a child, teenager, adult could ever have - Yvonne was always ready for adventure, food, music, and phone chats. I am only one of many who know there was always a special place for each of us under her wing. She gave me insight and stories of her long friendship and respect of my mother. Such a funny and high spirited friend to our Mary Placido family, I'm eternally grateful for her sharing and caring heart.

Fran McCarey, Savannah, GA

I am so very sorry for your loss, losing a loved one in death is very painful. Please remember that Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit. Ps.34:18,19. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father Jehovah return your dear Yvonne to you. May you also find comfort in the wonderful memories you have during those difficult times.

S. Love, , Ga

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Yvonne Worthy Scott, 96, died peacefully in her home on Wednesday March 21. She was born in Cedartown, GA on March 11, 1922, daughter of Annie Mae and Grover Worthy.

After graduating from Pfeiffer University, Yvonne began her career as a dietetic intern at Grady Memorial Hospital before working with the VA hospital in Atlanta.  While in Atlanta, she met the love of her life John Scott in 1947. Married the next year, she and John spent 69 loving and eventful years together.

She is survived by her husband John Scott III; children Katherine Anderson of Atlanta, John Scott IV of Arlington, VA and James and Georgine Scott of Savannah; grandchildren Michael, Laura, Andrew, Morgen, Derek, Alison and Kyle; and great grandchildren Abigail, Sumter and Nathan. She is preceded in death by her son-in-law Dr. James D. Anderson, daughter-in-law Cheryl S. Scott and her loving brother and sisters; Lois Saback, Sue Crowl, Grover Worthy and Maureen Teate.

Soon after their marriage, John and Yvonne relocated to Sewickley PA, Atlanta GA and then onto McLean VA, where they resided for 15 years.  Yvonne worked for the US Department of State handling diplomatic visa issues and was awarded for her work on refugee relocation.  Her professionalism and personality were highly regarded by all the foreign embassies she worked with. She retired in 1986 when she and John relocated to the Landings in Savannah. Yvonne loved to entertain and host large family gatherings where a nature hike was always part of the plan.  She was an avid tennis player and a member of the Landings Tennis League. After being diagnosed with macular degeneration, she left tennis but never lost her love of walking, where 1-hour walks were the norm.

Yvonne always saved her best smiles for when she was sailing either in the Chesapeake or the Caribbean, especially when small craft warnings were in effect.  Yvonne and John were an adventurous travel team getting to know all North America as well as Europe, Central Asia, Japan and China.

The devotion she had for her family cannot be overemphasized. Her love was unconditional, always bringing the last sheep back into the fold.  A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00pm Saturday, March 31st at The Skidaway Island United Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision or the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church.

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Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Scott family for the loss of your dear loved one. May you and your family find comfort from the scriptures at “2 Corinthians 1:3” also “John 5:28,29”

, ,

The best godmother that a child, teenager, adult could ever have - Yvonne was always ready for adventure, food, music, and phone chats. I am only one of many who know there was always a special place for each of us under her wing. She gave me insight and stories of her long friendship and respect of my mother. Such a funny and high spirited friend to our Mary Placido family, I'm eternally grateful for her sharing and caring heart.

Fran McCarey, Savannah, GA

I am so very sorry for your loss, losing a loved one in death is very painful. Please remember that Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit. Ps.34:18,19. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father Jehovah return your dear Yvonne to you. May you also find comfort in the wonderful memories you have during those difficult times.

S. Love, , Ga

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA


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