Tommie E Scott

June 20, 1929October 13, 2020

Tommie Ellen Melton Scott, 91, passed away October 13, 2020 in Richardson, Texas. Tommie was born in Hopkins County, Texas on June 20, 1929 to parents Eligha S Melton and Selma Melton.

She grew up in Sulphur Springs, Texas where she attended and graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1947. After graduating, she moved to Dallas where she attended Draughon Business College and received her Secretarial Degree. In March of 1948, she landed her first job at the Federal Enterprises of Texas making $150.00 per month. While attending Highland Park Church of Christ she met J.B. Scott, and after dating for three years, on June 1st, 1951 they took each other's hand in marriage. One month before they were married, J.B. had enlisted in the Air Force, so the two of them packed up and moved to South Carolina where he was stationed. Once there, Tommie worked as a secretary for the Inspector General of the Air Force at Donaldson Air Force Base until 1952. Once J.B. was honorably discharged, it was back to Dallas where she worked with the I.R.S. Dept. of Alcohol & Tobacco Tax Matters. She retired in 1957 and on February 23, 1963, they welcomed their only child, a son, Michael John Scott.

Tommie is preceded in death by both her parents, Eligha and Selma Melton; her brother and sister, Joe Melton and Kathlyne Massey.

She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, J.B. Scott; her son, Mike Scott; her two sisters, Pansy Pullen and husband Lolan and Wanda Burton; and her long-time friend and caregiver, Bennie Rutledge, that Tommie affectionately referred to as, "The Boss".

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers and all of the staff at The Plaza of Richardson for the loving care that Tommie received during the past six years. The frontline workers really are our true heroes.

Tommie was a member of the Waterview Church of Christ family for the past 54 years.

Family will receive family and friends, Friday, October 16, 2020 from 6pm - 8pm at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas , Texas. Funeral Services will be held, Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 1pm at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home and interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas. Pastor Robert Taylor will be officiating.


  • Vistiation

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Funeral

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


  • Interment

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


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Patti O'Neil

October 15, 2020

Dear J. B. and family ~

I am so sorry to hear about Tommie. We had the same birthday and always exchanged birthday cards. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God with comfort you in the days ahead. Sending love and hugs ~ Patti


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