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Everson Lenworth McQueen Scott

September 1, 1962 ~ July 8, 2021 (age 58)

Obituary

Everson Lenworth McQueen Scott was born on September 19, 1962, to Gloria Mae and Ezra Leonard Scott, in Lambeth Hospital, London, England, and his soul returned to its Creator at his home in Garland, Texas.

Everson’s outside-the-home education occurred within the boundaries of Brockwell Nursery and Infant School and he began his formal primary education at Brockwell Junior School in London England. Following migration to Jamaica, he continued at Hayes Primary in Clarendon. Immersing himself in yet another level of academic culture with as rich a history as found in Glenmuir High School, where he was Deputy Head Boyand very active in the Cadet Corp, the Drama Club, Schools’ Challenge, and Choir, allowed him to deepen his education with personal experiences, as he pursued the University of Cambridge G.C.E. O’Levels and prepared for his A-level examinations. He studied for additional A’ Level subjects at St. Jago High School, before being awarded the 1982 Alcoa Scholarship, tenable at the University of Technology, formerly the College of Arts, Science & Technology, where he received the Derrick Dunn Award. Everson continued his studies at Florida International University, making the Dean’s List, serving on the Student Advisory Board of the College of Business, pledging Phi Kappa Phi and was granted membership in the Golden Key National Honor Society in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement and excellence. 

Everson followed the footsteps of the historical Jesus into water baptism, in the Seventh Day Adventist tradition, getting out of the water lauding Him as Lord and Savior. He was active in the ministries of the church – in Youth Ministries, singing on the youth choir, as well as in the male singing group. He was also a member of the Pathfinder Club and the Inter Schools Christian Fellowship at St. Jago’s and partnered with the mission of Our Daily Bread Ministries.

After graduating with degrees in Marketing and International Business, Everson embarked on a journey to fulfill his life’s purpose. He has managed work teams for corporations, ranging from the US Government to garment manufacturing. Always stressing the importance of faith, patience, hard work, and maintaining a positive attitude, he soon realized a mission to motivate, educate, and inspire his students to unlock the unlimited power within themselves, to achieve their maximum potential, teaching Advanced Placement Algebra to pre- High School Honor Roll students.

Everson loved the artistic expression of poetry and prose and received a Bronze Award from the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, for Writing. Having been admitted as a citizen of Jamaica and the United States of America, the world was his oyster, expanding the world for student Ambassadors, to cultures beyond their own, promoting international peace through understanding – from Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and South Africa, to South Korea, Hong Kong, and China – as a leader in the People to People Ambassador program.

He was preceded in death by his only child – son, Trevor Lenworth – brothers, Ewan Leonard and Trevor Lloyd Pringle;parents, Ezra Leonard Scott and Gloria Mae Scott, née Sterling;and both paternal and maternal grandparents. Those left to cherish precious memories include his best friend Hilred (Marie), to whom he was married for15 years; a stepson, Daniel Coffey; siblings Judith, Hazel (Sherli), Lyndel, Gene (Carmen), and Jacquei (Pam); 4 nephews, a niece, grand-nieces and nephews; life-long friend, Andrea (his Catherine), with whom he had a special bond; aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

“It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up -- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

A service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Everson Scott will be announced later.

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