Nancy Carolyn (Carter) Scott

June 12, 1935October 3, 2020
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Beloved, redeemed, and rejoicing: Wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, great-grandmother, and friend, Nancy Carter Scott, has gone to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Nancy was born in Birmingham on June 12, 1935 and married her Ensley High School sweetheart, Richard Byrom Scott, her devoted husband of 66 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Reba Carter and her dearly loved brother, Jack Ballard Carter, Jr.

Nancy’s warm smile, generous spirit and open arms will be missed by many. Her life was marked by the instructions of Jesus to, “Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul and spirit, and love thy neighbor as thyself.” Matt. 22:37. Nancy tirelessly extended her love, kindness, and encouragement to others, even to her last days.

From hosting Backyard Bible Clubs, Pioneer Girls, church events, missionaries, to hosting parties and celebrations, Nancy created a home that was a hub for genuine care and love for others. She was quick to smile and laugh, to look for the best in others and to volunteer to help in any way that was needed. She cooked for everyone she knew, left a trail of letters, never forgetting anyone’s birthday or anniversary and prayed faithfully for her family and friends daily.

Our mom often said that she was proud of all our accomplishments, but far more important to her was that we, her children, would come to know and love the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior. We echo the same sentiment back to her. Mom’s accomplishments are too great to count, but it is her love of the Lord, her example of drawing daily from God’s Word, power and promises, and her servant’s heart that has most powerfully marked our memories of her. She loved so well because she loved the Lord so much.

She leaves behind the legacy of a mission accomplished with all her family knowing and loving the Lord: her husband: Richard Byrom Scott; her children: Susan Scott Moore, Linda Scott Cobb (Hammond) and Virginia Scott Sloan ( Ken); her grandchildren: Emily Moore( Doug Curtis) Hammond Cobb IV ( Candace), William Cobb, Richard Cobb, Katherine Sloan (Brian Bieschke), Scott Sloan (Madison) and Mary-Carolyn Sloan; great grandchildren: Alison Cobb, Henry Cobb, and Charlie Sloan.

We will miss her greatly, cherishing sweet memories of summers on the beach jumping waves and searching for sea shells, celebrating Christmas the day after Thanksgiving, with gingerbread house-making contests, bird watching from her kitchen windows, her irresistible Mississippi mud brownies, and her love of all creatures great and small,- especially birds and cats. We are looking forward to the day when we will all see her again in heaven.

Our family would like to thank her group of amazing and devoted friends for your incredible love, support, and loyalty. She cherished your notes, phone calls and visits. We are also so grateful for her excellent team of compassionate caregivers. She was marked by your kindnesses as I know you were blessed by her.

On Saturday, October 17, we will participate in a family graveside service. Immediately following at 11 am, also at Southern Heritage Funeral Home, we will hold a celebration service of Nancy’s life for friends and family, with a visitation to follow.


  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


  • Visitation to follow service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


Nancy Carolyn (Carter) Scott

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Dana Shamburger

October 21, 2020

The flood of memories, the memorial video stirred, are such a gift. I cannot thank the Lord enough for putting me at Shades Mountain Bible Church. As one of Nancy’s Pioneer Girls, I have the relationship with Christ, that I have, and am the woman I am, largely because of Nancy and the other family at SMBC.
The Destin pictures were especially precious because I was able to spend some quality time, with my mentors, as an adult. I loved sharing my love of scrapbooking with Nancy. Not to mention the many conversations and game nights that were so special.
But mostly, her guidance to me, after my daughter’s stroke was priceless. And her support as I dealt with a loved one’s alcohol abuse gave me strength to go on. She will be one with many crowns in heaven. Til we meet again, she will be missed.

gail clark

October 20, 2020

Everything that was written about Nancy struck a bell with me for that was the woman and friend I knew. I last saw her at a 50th Wedding Anniversary and she was having trouble getting around then, and I was saddened about it. But, her spirit was the usual one, bubbly and smiling - that was Nancy.

We will all miss her greatly for she represented the best we should all strive for - a delightful servant of the Lord.

Mary Claire Cowen

October 5, 2020

Nancy was such a sweet Southern woman. It was a delight for me to spend time with her and get to know her. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Dawn Lawson

October 4, 2020

I meet the Scott's about 2 years ago and every time I came to clean for them Nancy would say you are a blessing. I was the one getting blessed. I always prayed with them before I left and I did Friday afternoon. Jesus thank you for this beautiful women what a joy it was to know her.

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