Edward Scott, age 86 of North Chicago, Illinois sadly passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. He was born on August 24, 1936 in Starkville, Mississippi, the only son of Luevenia Fuller and biological father, O.C. McAlister. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena Mae Scott; mother, Luevenia Fuller; paternal father, Theodore Roosevelt Fuller; biological father, O.C. McAlister; sisters-n-law Eliza Butler and Audrey Nixon; and grandson Tazell Barnett Davis. Edward is survived by and leaves to celebrate his life; Daughters (4): Audrey Banks of North Chicago IL, Marcie Scott-Manson of North Chicago IL, Valerie Stokes of Beach Park IL, and Rebecca Scott (Jerrold Lowe) of Zion IL; Grandchildren (8): Torize Davis, Takisha (Todd) Crump, LaTonya Tyler, Aamin Stokes, Isaiah (Onekia) Stokes, Asjia (Shannon) Walton, Tayler Manson, and Andra Manson II; Great Grandchildren (12): DeAntrius Coleman, Darrius Crump, Dazyir Tyler, Earl Epps Jr, Juvon Wilson, JaMarquis Crump, Javarion Wilson, Jeremiah Shatley, Angelo Davis, Vanna Walton, Bella Walton, Kyree Childs; Great-Great Grandchild (4): Loyalty Epps, Legend Epps, Kendzie Crump, Journey Wilson; and host of beloved nephews, nieces, and cousins.
As young child, Edward accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior while attending St. Paul Baptist Church in Starkville, Mississippi, where he was baptized by the Late Reverend Mack Green. He continued as humble servant of Lord throughout adulthood while attending Christian Valley Missionary Baptist Church in North Chicago, IL when the Late honorable Reverend Clarence Clark presided. Edward was united in Holy Matrimony to Lena Mae Scott on Dec 9, 1963 in North Chicago IL, by late Rev. Clarence Clark at Christian Valley Missionary Baptist Church. He attended high school at Oktibbeha County Training School in Starkville, Mississippi where he played on basketball team and set many scoring records in his day.
Edward worked as a dedicated, dependable, and loyal employee of Glander Paving Company (Dick Glander) for over 50 years as Construction Foreman for Asphalt Crew, until he retired in 1998. He was one of four original Glander employees (Eddie, Cooper, Lupe, and Doc).
He loved to go fishing, playing cards and dominoes with close family friends, and was an avid bowler (Average 165). He participated in numerous local Waukegan bowling leagues and qualified for many regional/sectional bowling tournaments (Reno NV, Las Vegas NV, and Texas).
To know Edward Scott and be part of his life was a TRUE blessing. He loved unconditionally and tirelessly gave himself to his family and others. Providing love, support, encouragement, and always being there for you were just some of his strongest traits. You never had to worry about how he felt about you…because you knew it and felt his love.
Edward, you will be tremendously missed.
Rest in Heaven