On Sunday, May 22, 2016, Sister Merlene Vanessa Scott, assisted by the angels at 12:56 a.m., put off the robe of pain and suffering and is now clothed in a garment set ablaze with peace, joy, glory and everlasting contentment. She left us, but left no doubts concerning who she was – a Mother in Israel; no doubts as to what she believed – the Gospel of Jesus Christ; no doubts as to where the truth lies – the saints in light, the church of the living God. Rest assured, her mark has been left on this world. A deaconess who loved the children and young people with all of her soul, she lived a life that did not tolerate sin, a life that honored her husband, demanded order from her children and gave all the glory to the God of her salvation. She was wed to her husband, Paul Scott Jr. on January 19, 1990. Along with her fellow laborer and Mother in Israel, Sister Lucretia Hargrave, Sister Merlene was there in the assisting of many children into this world.
Sister Merlene leaves behind a faithful husband and fellow laborer, Paul Scott Jr.; children Megan Ashley and Marcus Benion, Morgan Denyse and David Rabel, Michael Paul and Rebecca Ann, Mikka Renee and Jonny O’Shea, Camille Marie and future son-in-law to be Benjamin Ray Tinsman, Marcus Benjamin, Ramiro Daniel, Cayla Elizabeth, Samuel Elijah; grandchildren Jaelle, Abigail, Joshua, Julius, Jonathan, Branden and Alondra; mother Althea Joachim of Irvington, New Jersey,; siblings Jacqueline Williams of Irvington, New Jersey; Mervin Williams of Baltimore, Maryland; Hector Williams of Miami, Florida; Wendy Spalding of Aberdeen, Maryland; Jeffrey Williams of Douglasville, Georgia; Terrell Joachim of Irvington, New Jersey; Gail Whippenbeck of Diego Martin, Trinidad, and a host of relatives, friends and acquaintances.
Sister Merlene was preceded in death by her father, Randolf Whippenbeck; father in law Paul Scott Sr.; brother Wayne Williams; son Caleb Daniel and daughter Jael.
There will be a service held on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Church of God campground, 6390 S. Jay Rd., West Milton, Ohio, with Brother Ray Tinsman officiating. Burial will follow in the Church of God Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 4-8 PM at the Church of God Campground. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com