Peggy Marie Scott

Peggy Marie Scott passed away April 3, 2020.  She was born November 17, 1936 in Montevallo, Alabama.  She married her first blind date, James David Scott and they remained happily married for over 60 years. 

 Peggy loved life.  She cooked regular Sunday dinners and elaborate holiday meals for her very LARGE family.  Everyone enjoyed gathering around for those special times and traditions. She relished in family trips to the beach and to the mountains.  She loved to garden, cook, can fresh vegetables and make home-made jelly. 

 Peggy also enjoyed picking strawberries, blueberries and pecans from her brother’s pecan orchard which she made into the most incredible pies.  Some have said she was the best cook in Shelby County – and her family agrees.

 Peggy was an Avon representative for 36 years and consistently made Honor Society and President’s Club; it suited her well. She enjoyed meeting and serving customers in the community. She developed special relationships with many of them and she loved them dearly. They became cherished friends.

 Peggy was a faithful Christian, loved God and was a lifetime member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Her life was a living example of the Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”  She loved her family more than anything and showed her love and compassion on a daily basis.  She will be sorely missed.

 Peggy is survived by her son Wendell Scott (Dinah), daughters Karen Tennyson, Judy McGill (Steve) and Rachel Beth Whitfield, 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  

 She was preceded in death by her loving husband James Scott, daughter Lori Lancaster, and parents William (Willy) and Naomi Arledge.

 Peggy was interred at Moore’s Cemetery on April 7, 2020.


  1. Jennifer Jones on April 7, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Sending Prayers.

  2. Judy McGgill on April 7, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    We love you Mom.

  3. Diana Chamblee on April 7, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Oh Judy and family I am so sorry for your loss. Having lost a mother I know how hard it is. Keep your faith and rejoice knowing you will see her again. Love you, DIANA CHAMBLEE

    • Judy McGill on April 10, 2020 at 10:44 pm

      Thank so much, Diana.

  4. Tammie Scott Watford on April 7, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Peggy. My prayers and deepest condolences are with the family. My God comfort you all.

    • Judy McGill on April 10, 2020 at 10:45 pm

      Thank you, Tammie. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

  5. Sheila Roper on April 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    PEGGY was a very dear and close friend for many years. More like Family. I will continue to treasure and sorely miss her. So glad we told each other we loved each other on our last visit. Another Heavens gain.

    • Judy McGill on April 10, 2020 at 10:47 pm

      Thank you, Shiela. I know she thought the world of you. She spoke of you often and loved you as well.

  6. Sheryl Strickland on April 7, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    So sorry to hear about your Mother. Heartfelt prayers for you and your family. ❤

    • Judy McGill on April 10, 2020 at 10:48 pm

      Thank you, Sheryl. We miss her dearly.

  7. Helen Holcombe on April 8, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Peggy was a life long friend of our family & We always look forward to her Hugs & sweet smile the first Sun. In May at E benezer Church . So very sorry for the loss of a kind & Goodhearted soul.Our Prayers are with ALL & we will meet again in Heaven !

    • Judy McGill on April 10, 2020 at 10:52 pm

      Thank you, Helen. She alway looked forward to the first Sunday in May at Church. She and Dad always spoke fondly of you and your family. I remember you all from those days in church when I was a kid. Good memories!

  8. Timmy on April 8, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Her and my mother was best friends a long time she used to bring Avon on her she was so very sweety and very kind she will be very miss my prayers and thought are with y’all

    • Judy McGill on April 10, 2020 at 10:55 pm

      Thank you, Timmy. Mom loved so many of her Avon customers. They truly became friends and enriched her life. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

  9. Kay giddens on April 11, 2020 at 12:03 am

    Judy i am so sorry for your loss. Prayers goes out to you and your family.

    • Judy McGill on April 13, 2020 at 1:48 am

      Thank you, Kay. It is so hard to lose our parents. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

  10. judy d thompson on April 17, 2020 at 10:38 am

    judy , karen, wendell and beth , i am so sorry for your losses-dad, lori and now mom but now they are all together in heaven and having a good time. your mom was a bright smiling face every time i went to vote and in the shelby academy days. if you need anything call me.

    • Judy McGill on June 17, 2020 at 1:17 am

      Thank you so much, Judy. You have always been so kind and a good neighbor to Mom. It has been tough the last few years. But I have faith that we will be together again one day.