Raymond Cecil Scott Sr.June 19, 1924 ~ November 21, 2017 (age 93)
Deacon Raymond Cecil Scott Sr., 93, of Providence, quietly and peacefully moved to his Heavenly Father’s home on Tuesday, November 21st, while in the care of the Hebert Health Nursing Home. Deacon Scott was born on June 19, 1924 in Boston, MA to the late Stephen and Elizabeth (Sheridan) Scott. He received his formal education through the Boston Public School System and graduated from the Boston Trade School.
He enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II on June 14, 1943, served as a Machinist’s Mate Third Class and received an Honorable Discharge on July 23, 1945. After returning to the United States, he was employed for many years with Simplex Wire & Cable Company located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was also a Union Organizer for Local 1199.
In 1970 Deacon Scott moved to Providence where he subsequently met and was united in holy matrimony to Lillie Littlejohn. This combined union brought two families together to include seven sons and five daughters.
Deacon Scott united with the Olney Street Baptist Church on May 14, 1981 under the pastorate of Reverend Michael C. Turner and surrendered his life to Christ as his Lord and Savior.
He was ordained as a deacon on January 17, 1993 by the late pastor, Reverend Dr. H. Lincoln Oliver. Olney Street Baptist Church has been an integral part of Deacon Scott’s life, and everyone who became acquainted with him learned almost immediately that serving in the church held a very special place in his heart. He served proudly on numerous committees within the church and was not one who shied away from hard work. Many committees and ministries were the beneficiaries of his expertise including: The Deacons’ Ministry where he served as the chair for a number of years, Vacation Bible School, Chairperson of the Nominating Committee, a member of the Male Chorus and Head Chef for various church occasions. He was a faithful member of our Mid-Week Prayer Service and Bible Study.
After serving meritoriously for many years as a deacon, he was granted the status of Deacon Emeritus.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Lillie, five sons: Raymond Jr. (Janice) of Providence, Stephen (Missy) of VA, Dwight of New York, NY, Joseph of Washington, DC, Dennis of AZ, one daughter, Teka Scott of Boston, MA; one step-son, Harley (Denise) Littlejohn of MD, three step-daughters: Ramona and Kimberly Littlejohn of Providence and Barbara Littlejohn of SC; one sister, Elizabeth (Shirley) Scott of Brockton, MA; one niece, Jaynett Scott, two nephews, Marc and Michael Scott and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Derek Scott.