Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors

1010 Bering Drive, Houston, TX


Milton L. Scott

November 21, 1956December 8, 2019
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Milton L. Scott, of Houston, transitioned from this earthly life to be with the Lord on Sunday, the 8th of December 2019. He was 63 years of age.

Mr. Scott was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in St. Francisville, Louisiana. After graduating from Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, he moved to Houston and began his career at Arthur Andersen, LLP where he became a partner in the Audit and Assurance Practice. In 1999, after 22 years in public accounting, Mr. Scott joined Dynegy as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. He left Dynegy in 2002 to become an entrepreneur.

As a business and community leader, he served on many boards in various capacities, including service as Chairman of the Board of Sterling Construction Company (NASDAQ-Strl); Lead Director of WH Energy Services, Inc. (formerly NYSE) acquired by Smith International, Inc.; Chairman of the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation; Chairman of the University of Texas-Austin McCombs School of Business Foundation and Chairman of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Mr. Scott received numerous awards for his service, including Top 100 African Americans in Business by Savoy magazine, Texas Legislative Caucus Outstanding Texas Awards and Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants – Outstanding Council Chairman Award.

Mr. Scott is married to Yava Scott, and they have a daughter, Kirsten Scott Bell, and a son, Kameron Scott. Nothing was more important to Milton than his faith, family, and service to the community.

Friends are cordially invited to gather and share remembrances with the family during a visitation from half-past six o’clock until half-past eight o’clock in the evening on Thursday, the 12th of December, in the library and grand foyer of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.

A celebration of Mr. Scott’s life is to be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Friday, the 13th of December, at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, 3826 Wheeler Avenue in Houston, with Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, Senior Pastor officiating.

Interment will follow, via an escorted cortège, at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston.

All are then invited to greet the family during a reception in the nearby Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church fellowship hall.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Mr. Scott’s honor may be directed to Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, 3825 Wheeler Ave., Houston, TX 77004 or online at www.wheelerbc.org/resources/online-giving; or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; Attn.: Development Office, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210 or online at www.gifts.mdanderson.org; or to the Nu Boulé Sigma Pi Phi Foundation, 4828 Loop Central Dr., Ste. 1000, Houston, TX 77081.


  • Visitation with the Family Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service and Celebration of Life Friday, December 13, 2019


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Carl Alexis

December 16, 2019

My heart felt condolences to the Scott family. I attended SUBR with Scott, (I rarely called him Milton). He was a fraternity brother, friend, and well-polished gentleman. He always set the bar high.
My prayers for the family is that the peace of God which passed all understanding will continue to strengthen your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Ann Derryberry

December 14, 2019

Dear Yava and Family,

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Milton was a good man, gone too soon. May you find hope and solace.

Jyron and Dolores Walls

December 14, 2019

Dear Yava,
Our prayers are with and your family. We are praying for your peace and comfort.
Jyron and Dolores Walls

Diane M

December 13, 2019

Milton was a dynamic business man who always pushed me to learn new things and be better in every aspect of my life. I have carried that with me my entire career. His laugh was infectious and I never saw him angry or sad. I know he loved his work but it's time for him to rest. He is finally healed!

Rest in Peace

Ashlea Graves Turner

December 13, 2019

To: Milton Scott’s Family

I am so sorry for the loss of your dad, husband, and family member. Milton was a champion in so many ways. He spoke his mind and was an extremely successful businessman. He was an inspiration to so many young people, including me. Like Rodney, Milton always encouraged me to go to graduate school and connected me with Kirsten to talk about her experience at UT. I am forever grateful for the tough talks we had about my professional future. He treated me like a daughter and checked on me to make sure I was going in the right direction. Thank you, Milton! You taught us so much. You will be missed and the lessons you shared will live on. I will go back to school and you will be one of the reasons why.

Carolyn Cobb

December 13, 2019

To: Yava and the entire Scott Family, may God give you all strength and endurance through this difficult time. God will allow Milton’s great memories to live on in your hearts.

PEACE be with you all
Carolyn and Darren

Ledoris Allen

December 12, 2019

Although it’s difficult today
to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
Milton will be remembered.
He will live on in the heart of everyone who loved Him.
Rest Peaceful Milton.
Grandchildren and Great Grand of Uncle & Aunt .
Albert & Amelia Washington Earnest.


December 12, 2019

May God bless Milton’s family as he rests with God.As part of Class of 74, Milton was always fun and jokes. He will truly be missed. The years he didn’t come to class reunions he always sent me something to help make the event great

Gus & Anita King

December 12, 2019

Our sincere condolences and prayers for the family.
As a childhood friend, growing up together through elementary to high school and college, I hold in my heart so many fond memories of Milton. He always knew how to make you smile. Possessing leadership abilities at an early age, he was the first black quarterback at St. Francisville High, which was a milestone to be remembered. Our Saturday night rides in his dad’s Ford LTD, and his brother, Dr. Olton Scott’s, Mark 4 car. Listening to football games on the radio, and sharing stories about our families. The list goes on and on.
I will miss my friend! Take your rest and one day, when we meet again, we will pick up where we left off!
I love you my brother!

Tyrone and Vickie Byrd

December 12, 2019

To: Milton Scott Family,
Yava, Vickie and I wish to express our deep sympathy on the loss of Milton. He lived beyond his chronological age ,and he will be remembered by all.

God bless you and the family.

Vickie and Tyrone Byrd