Gwendolyn (Willis) Scott

Born: Thu., Feb. 17, 1949
Died: Sun., Oct. 30, 2016

Gathering of Family and Friends

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM, Wed., Nov. 09, 2016
Location: J. K. Johnson Funeral Home, P. A

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Nov. 09, 2016
Location: J. K. Johnson Funeral Home, P. A


1:00 PM Wed., Nov. 09, 2016
Location: Resurrection Cemetery

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Gwendolyn Ora Willis Scott, affectionately known as "Gwen", the oldest daughter of the late Johnnie Willis and Eunice Willis, was born February 17,1949 in Washington, DC. Her parents set the example of a loving strong Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Christian life and she remained a SDA until death. Gwendolyn utilized her many talents through government, military and educational positions, always rising to hold ranks of respect and duty. Her career in the Air Force led her to reside and travel from the Washington, DC metro area to Biloxi, Mississippi, San Francisco, California and other places across America.

She was a mathematician. She would speak of learning to count money at a very early and tender age. She passed her love and knowledge of numbers not only to her children but onto the many students she taught for over 40+ years. Gwen never knew a stranger. She was a great conversationalist and loved to talk, laugh and joke around with friends and family. Her favorite topics of conversation were politics, current events, her grandchildren and children, and The Young and The Restless. She was a foster mother to many youth who needed a home.

She had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and business savvy that led her to own several businesses. She was a constant and diligent worker. No job was too small or beneath her. She would often open a flea market stall to sell small wares not so much for the profit but to meet and fellowship with potential customers. She had many goals that included both education and travel. Two of her last accomplishments that she was very proud of was earning and receiving her MBA in Business and applying and receiving her first passport for traveling abroad. She is now at rest and awaiting the return of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her five children Raymond (Jeaniene) Hussie, Jabbar (Angela) Hussie, Chandi Carter, Wendell Tyler, and Robbie Tyler; seven grandchildren Chantelle Stewart, Natolya Hussie, Nieyanna Hussie, Jabbar Hussie, Jr, Jabrenee' Hussie, Miles Carter, and Samuel Carter; and a great-grandson Cairo Marcus; her two brothers Dr. Johnnie Willis and Harold Willis; her three sisters Antionette Willis, Tashea Cotton, and Linda Willis; and a host of other nephews, nieces and cousins

To our dear mother and beloved sister, your acts of love, kindness and generosity shall live on through your offspring, family and friends.

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Lenny Springs
   Posted Sun November 06, 2016
The Springs Family is deeply saddened by the loss of our cousin. May her soul rest in heaven.

Claudia Henderson Calissie
   Posted Sun November 06, 2016
I was so sorry to hear about Gwen's passing. We just got to see each other again after 50 years at our high school reunion the weekend that she passed away. Gwen's family is in our prayers.

Nancy Jesswein
   Posted Sun November 06, 2016
I was glad I got to talk to Gwen after all these years.
We had several pleasant talks, reminiscing about high school. My sympathy to her family.

Dianne Bailey Veitch
   Posted Sun November 06, 2016
I want to let you know how sorry I am to hear about Gwen's passing. I saw her at the 50th reunion and she was so happy to be there. She told us about her military service and teaching. Her heart was light and she was full of humor. I do not remember Gwen from high school. Our class was so large. But I did really like the Gwen I met last weekend. I wish I had had more time to get to know her better. She seemed very special, with confidence, humor and a big heart. I hope wonderful memories will help to ease your sorrow. I cannot imagine how sad you must feel. I will keep your family in my thoughts and my prayers in the coming days. Peace... Dianne Bailey Veitch

Karen Bentley
   Posted Mon November 07, 2016

SPATHIPHYLLUM - 6 inches, 8 inches, 10 inches was sent by Karen .

I cant imagine what you must be feeling right now, but you and your family are in my prayers. May your mom be at peace in heaven. My deepest and heartfelt condolences.--Karen Bentley

Warren Family
   Posted Tue November 08, 2016
We wish to extend our condolences to the family.We understand that losing a love one in death can bring much grief and sadness. But may the family find comfort from what is stated in the Bible at Psalm 46:1which reads,"God is our refuge and our strength, a help that is readily found during times of distress".

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