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),
('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
Mae Scott, mother of
Scott, '68, passed away last week. I believe she also taught at
.... 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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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. View and post
condolences on our online guestbook at
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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
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.
My thoughts and prayers go out
to the Scott family.
~ Vernon Lyons, Hampton, Virginia
~ RONALD & BEVERLY JOHNSON, NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia
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
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.
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.
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
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
To Valerie & Family, I send my
condolences, I will keep you in my
~ JANICE HARMON, HAMPTON, Virginia
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
sympathy to the
Jon and I go
back to our
May you always
cherish the time
you had with
~ Earl Nero,
Condolences to the family of the most influential teacher and neighbor (29th Street) ever.
~ Bernard James, Lakewood, Washington
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.
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
"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
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
Our deepest sympathies are
extended to Mrs. Scott's family and friends at this difficult
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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O God, Our Help in Ages Past
The Psalms of David, 1719 (based on
(17 July 1674 - 25 Nov 1748)
Music, St. Anne, by
(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.
"O God, Our Help in Ages Past" midi
http://www.higherpraise.com/AMidDefault/OGodOurHelpInAgesPast.htm - 08/04/09
"O God, Our Help in Ages
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Army Seal clip
art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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