Betty Jo Scott

July 13, 1930May 28, 2019

Betty Jo Scott, 88, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. She was born to John Perry and Elizabeth Fugate Roller on July 13, 1930 on a farm in the Fall Creek area. The second daughter of a large family, Betty Jo learned how to work and care for others that lasted a lifetime.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jimmie Lee Greene and Thelma Humphreys, and son Michael Scott.

Betty Jo started her education at Woodrow School and graduated a Forty Niner from Blountville High School in 1949. Betty Jo worked for many years at Mason Dixon in data processing and enjoyed reunions held for former employees. She finished her career with A&L contractors within the Eastman Company.

Betty Jo loved her family and the many friends she made. She enjoyed camping with her family for many years with the Holiday Rambler camping club. She loved to make quilts and embroidered squares that she learned from her mother and carried on with her cousin Mildred. In her retirement years, she loved going with her sisters to estate sales and auctions. Betty Jo loved being a Mammaw most of all and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Jeffery Scott and wife Becky; daughter, Ann Fleenor; four grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren; her siblings: Kate Christian, Jessie Mae Richardson, Fred Roller, John Roller and Roy Roller and their spouses.

The family will share the love of Betty Jo with a visitation on Friday, May 31, 2019 at East Lawn Funeral Home from 1:00 to 2:00pm with funeral services following at 2:00pm with Pastor Roy Graves officiating.

Betty Jo will be laid to rest following the funeral service at Emory Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Bryan Cross, Kevin Scott, and Jordan Fleenor, and her brothers, Fred Roller, John Roller, and Roy Roller.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emory Church Cemetery Fund, 425 Emory Church Road, Kingsport, TN 37664.

Special thank you to Brookhaven Nursing Home and Amedysis for the loving care provided by Betty Jo.

Online condolences may be made to the Scott family at East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Scott family.


  • Jeffery Scott and wife Becky, Son
  • Ann Fleenor, Daughter
  • four grandchildren, Family
  • twelve great- grandchildren, Family
  • Kate Christian, Jessie Mae Richardson, Fred Roller, John Roller and Roy Roller and their spouses, Siblings
  • John Perry and Elizabeth Fugate Roller, Parents- Deceased
  • Jimmie Lee Greene and Thelma Humphreys, Sisters- Deceased
  • Michael Scott, Son- Deceased

  • Bryan Cross
  • Kevin Scott
  • Jordan Fleenor
  • Fred Roller
  • John Roller
  • Roy Roller


  • Visitation Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, May 31, 2019


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April (hall) Fillers

May 31, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs n prayers to you all.

Matt Tolbert

May 31, 2019

Ann, Jeffery and families, we are so sorry for the loss of Betty Jo. She was one of the first people we met when we lived in Sunnyside and was always such a nice and helpful person. I know your hearts are hurting now, however you can be certain she will rest in Heaven and is free of all pain. With our sincere sympathy and prayers, Matt and Margaret Tolbert

Virgil Hall

May 30, 2019

Ann, Jeffery and family, we are so sorry for your loss.
God saw her getting tired when a cure was not to be. We could not wish her back to suffer again,
so Lord keep your arms around her and give her special care like her family has loved and cared
for her.
May God bless each of you and give you His comfort and peace is this time of heartache.
Virgil and Katie Hall

David Sizemore

May 30, 2019

Dear Jeff and Ann, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was such a fine person and I know will be greatly missed. Please accept my condolences. David Sizemore

Peggy Austin Ervin

May 29, 2019

When I was a child, I remember playing with the cousins at Grandma Roller’s house! Betty Jo would let me carry little Ann around and entertain her! She was so very kind and sweet to me! I will always remember her sweet smile! Betty Jo was good to all of the kids! Those good times at Grandma’s house are treasured memories!
My deepest sympathies to Jeffery, Ann, and families!

Joan (Greene) Younce

May 29, 2019

Kate, Jessie, Fred, Roy & John: My sincere condolences to all of you. Betty Jo was a fine person. She was kind, helpful, friendly & always ready to lend a helping hand. She gave me a ride to work when we were at M&D many times and we had great times discussing neighborhood & work events. Even though I’ve been away for 17. Years I would see her when I returned and took Mother to “Keen Agers” at Sunnyside.
Love to the world’s best neighbors! Joan Greene Younce