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12/04/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Mae Hamlin Scott

Mae Hamlin Scott
(28 Nov 1920 - 25 Nov 2010)

Newport News High School Faculty

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have sad if somewhat belated news tonight. Former
 Newport News High School teacher     Mae Hamlin Scott, mother of Charles Scott, Bobby Scott (Groton School, MA - '65),   Jon Scott ('68), and Valerie Scott Price ('70), passed away in Newport News on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, 2010, three days before her 90th birthday.

   Her husband, the late Dr. C. Waldo Scott (Huntington HS - '32) (22 Apr 1916 - 09 Jan 1993), was for many years a member of the Newport News School Board.

  From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('68) of VA - 12/04/10, 6:44 PM:


Don't know if you knew or not but     Mae Scott, mother of   Jon Scott, '68, passed away last week. I believe she also taught at NNHS.

.... Thanks for all you do to keep the Typhoon Nation informed...

Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally '68

   Thank you, Elizabeth, I'm so sorry to hear this. I had somehow overlooked the announcement entirely, despite just having made her Teacher page four months ago.

From the Daily Press - 11/25/10: 


Mae Hamlin Scott, Rep. Scott's mother and Mayor McKinley Price's mother-in-law, dies at age 89

Mae Hamlin Scott taught science in the Newport News Public School system for 22 years.

November 25, 2010|By Joe Lawlor, | 247-7874
    Mae Hamlin Scott, 89, mother of U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D- Newport News, and mother-in-law of Newport News Mayor McKinley Price, died on Thanksgiving morning.

Mrs. Scott was a long-time resident in the Christopher Shores community of Newport News. The congressman's annual Labor Day picnic for constituents has been held at Mrs. Scott's Newport News home.

"She instilled in me the importance of education and ethics and doing the right thing," Congressman Scott said.

Born Nov. 28, 1920, she was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Dr. C. Waldo Scott.

Price, who married Mae Hamlin Scott's daughter, Valerie, said she was like a second mother to him.

Mae Hamlin Scott

"She was very quiet. She never said a curse word. She was a very calming person," Price said. He said she was his seventh-grade science teacher and Cub Scout den leader.

Price said she also taught him tennis and chess.

While in high school, Scott was a two-time national junior champion in tennis in the 1930s, before the sport integrated. At the time, blacks were not permitted to play against whites.

She taught science in the Newport News Public Schools for 22 years, from 1959-81, including at Huntington High School, Walter Reed Elementary School, Huntington Annex and other schools. After graduating from high school in Raleigh, N.C., she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees.

She was very active at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. Surviving are her children, Charles Scott Jr., Congressman Robert "Bobby" Scott, Dr. Jon Scott and Valerie Price; seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. on Sunday at O.H. Smith Funeral Home. Services will be held at noon on Monday at First Church of Newport News, 2300 Wickham Ave. Donations can be made to St. Augustine's Episcopal Church or the American Diabetes Association.

From the Daily Press - 11/27/10:   

                   Mae Hamlin Scott


NEWPORT NEWS - Mae Hamlin Scott, born Nov. 28, 1920, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Valentin C. Hamlin and Amelia R. Hamlin; her brother, Valentin C. Hamlin Jr.; and her husband, Dr. C. Waldo Scott.

Mae was educated in the Raleigh Public School System and at Palmer Memorial Institute. She won national junior championships in tennis, before the sport was integrated. Upon her graduation in 1936, she attended Virginia State College and Fisk University, graduating in 1940, with a BA in Chemistry and Biology. Mae furthered her education at the University of Michigan and Western Reserve University, earning a MS in Public Health Education. She worked as the North Carolina State Advisor on Negro Health Education for the Negro Division of the National Youth Administration.


Mae Hamlin Scott

In a beautiful ceremony on the lawn of a relative in Raleigh, Mae married Dr. C. Waldo Scott on July 5, 1942. They moved to Cleveland, Ohio, while he trained at the City Hospital of Cleveland and she worked at the Family Health Association. After that, they moved to the District of Columbia where Waldo continued his medical training and Mae worked as a substitute teacher in the D.C. Public School System. In 1948, they moved to Newport News where she volunteered as a Boy Scouts Den Mother, Girl Scouts Board Member, and helped with transportation and support for the Pirates Little League Baseball Team for her children.

In 1959, after her youngest started school, Mae became a Science teacher in the Newport News Public School System and was active in the Newport News and Virginia Education Associations. She taught a variety of science classes from 6th to 9th grades, teaching at Huntington High School, Walter Reed Elementary School, Huntington Annex, Newport News High School, Newport News Intermediate School (where she served as chair of the department), and Dunbar Middle School. After teaching for 22 years, Mae retired in 1981, but never stopped teaching. She belonged to St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, was a Platinum member of The Newport News Chapter of The Links, Incorporated (Founding Member and first President), and was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

She is survived by her children, Charles W. Scott Jr., U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Dr. Jon L. Scott (Shirley), and Valerie S. Price (Newport News Mayor Dr. McKinley Price); grandchildren, Jon W. Scott, Jaielle Scott, Jocelyn Scott, Marcia Price, Michael Foster, Dr. McKinley Price II, and Michelle Taylor; niece, Cheryl Hamlin Freeman; nephew, Val C. Hamlin Jr.; grandnephew, Arthur Freeman III; grandniece, Terri V. Freeman; great-grandnephew, Aaron Freeman, and a host of friends.

Viewing begins at 11 a.m. with family visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at O. H. Smith & Son Funeral Home. Services by the AKAs and The Links will be held during family visitation.

Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at First Church of Newport News (Baptist), 2300 Wickham Avenue, Newport News. Interment will be in Hampton Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Augustine's Episcopal Church or The .

O. H. Smith & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the Scott Family.
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November 27, 2010

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

~ O. H. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Newport News, Virginia

November 27, 2010

I am so sorry to here the passing of Ms. Scott. She was my 9th grade science teacher. I send my deepest condolences and prayer to the family. Linda Searles

~ Linda Searles, Newport News, Virginia

November 27, 2010   

November 27, 2010   

Dear Bobby,
Please accept my sincere condolences. As a Newport News native, I am very grateful for your parents' many acts of service on behalf of my hometown. Newport News is a better place because of them.

November 27, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Scott family.

~ Vernon Lyons, Hampton, Virginia

November 27, 2010



November 27, 2010

We were saddened to hear the passing of our dear friend, Mrs. Scott. It was her loving kindness that touched our lives and we are so glad that she came by our way. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to the entire Scott family.

~ Mary & Lester Reed, Newport News, Virginia

November 27, 2010

To the Scott Family:
My memories of Mrs. Scott will always be many and very heartwarming. She was one of the most caring teachers I ever had and one of the sweetest persons I've ever known. May the comfort, strength, love, and peace of God's precious Spirit not only surround you but fill you. Treasure the memories of this fine lady.

November 27, 2010

  Dear Scott Family,
I feel as if I have lost another member of my family. Our parents are looking down on us to give the strength and encouragement that is needed to get through these difficult days. Adieu, Dear Soror.

November 27, 2010

My prayers goes out for the Scott family. Jon has been my friend since we were 17.

~ William Edwards, Atlanta, Georgia
  Mrs. Scott was my science teacher at NNHS. I remember her as a very kind person. My deepest sympathy to her entire family.

~ Terry Cooper, Newport News, Virginia

November 27, 2010

Mrs. Scott was my teacher at Newport News High and I have thought of her often. She was one of those teacher's that made a difference and touched my heart. And I always recalled her smile....My condolences and prayers to the Scott family. God Bless

~ Patricia Sheene, Chesapeake, Virginia

November 27, 2010

  To Valerie & Family, I send my condolences, I will keep you in my Prayers.


November 27, 2010

  Dear Rep. Bobby Scott and Family, Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Know that earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't heal. Know she is now resting in the arm of Jesus and her labor was not in vain. Your lost is all our loss. She will be missed but always hold a special place in each one of our hearts.

November 27, 2010

My deepest sympathy to the Scott family. Jon and I go back to our college days. May you always cherish the time you had with your mother.

~ Earl Nero, Atlanta, Georgia

November 27, 2010

 Condolences to the family of the most influential teacher and neighbor (29th Street) ever.

~ Bernard James, Lakewood, Washington

November 27, 2010

  To The Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God bless you and give you comfort.
Your old neighbors from 29th Street.

November 27, 2010

So many wonderful things can truly be said about this "Amazing Lady". We were all so truly blessed to have been taught by her. One of our all time favorites. What a gift she was if you were fortunate enough to have been taught by her. She always welcomed us into her home and made us feel so comfortable. I could go on and on, but I am sure we all could. She will be forever missed.

DAVIS Family, 29th Street, Thomas Jefferson, Huntington Middle and Huntington High School.

~ DAVIS Family, Newport News, Virginia

November 27, 2010    

  "At peace and always beautiful in spirit, you now join HIM and Dr. Scott in everlasting glory." My condolences to the Scott family for such a love, such grace only physically removed. May you find the strength to endure, mimicking one so tall in stature, one so full of love.

~ Marcia Carney, Virginia Beach, Virginia

November 27, 2010  

To The Scott Family,
Mrs. Scott was a fantastic and loving person. She touched many lives as a mother and as a teacher. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. The Rambeaus

November 27, 2010    

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Scott's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

 O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Words by Isaac Watts, The Psalms of David, 1719 (based on Psalm 90)
(17 July 1674 - 25 Nov 1748)

Music, St. Anne, by
William Croft, 1708
(10 Dec 1678 - 14 Aug 1727)

1. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

2. Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

3. Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

4. Thy Word commands our flesh to dust,
“Return, ye sons of men”:
All nations rose from earth at first,
And turn to earth again.

5. A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

6. The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
With all their lives and cares,
Are carried downwards by the flood,
And lost in foll’wing years.

7. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the op’ning day.

8. Like flow’ry fields the nations stand
Pleased with the morning light;
The flow’rs beneath the mower’s hand
Lie with’ring ere ’tis night.

9. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.

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