Shelia Lynn Scott was called home to be with the Lord on September 23, 2020, in the her family and loved ones, at her home, in Trenton, New Jersey.
Sheila was born on April 25, 1963, to the late Jerry and Arlethia Foreman in Trenton, New Jersey. Sheila received her formal education in the Trenton Public School system where she graduated from Trenton Central High School. She continued her education at Rider College and at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, New Jersey. Sheila was employed at the Rescue Mission of Trenton for 29 years, as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor and as the Director of Housing, amongst many other roles.
On June 20, 1987, Sheila married her sweetheart Benjamin Scott in Trenton, New Jersey. From this union, they raised 5 children. She dedicated her life to taking care of her children and grandchildren, where she instilled in them values of compassion, hard-work, education, and the love for God. As a mother there was no challenge, obstacle, or burden that would deter her from protecting and providing for her family. She could always be depended on and would not think twice about foregoing her own needs and desires so that her family succeeded as a whole. Her devotion to her family was the focal point of her life, and she left a legacy of family values that will be carried on by her children and loved ones.
Sheila had many hobbies; her favorites were gardening and interior decorating. Her front lawn was always perfectly manicured with the prettiest flowers, you would also find plants adorned throughout her home. Sheila also enjoyed decorating her home to match the theme ofthe current seasons and holidays, especially Christmas. Upon entering her home, the Spirit of Christmas was instantly felt, invoking feelings of Christ, family, love and cheerfulness.
Sheila was deeply involved and dedicated to the church and local community. She was a devoted member of Morning Star C.O.G.I.C. where she played significant roles. She served on the Board of Trustees, she was the Church Secretary, she taught Sunday School, and was an active member of the Food Ministry. Sheila served as a faithful member up until the death of her pastor and brother Elder Lamont Foreman Sf. She then became a member of The House of Ephraim Church under the leadership of Pastor Daniel Steward.
In addition to her commitment to the Church, she was a public servant and a pillar in the Trenton community. During her tenure at the Rescue Mission of Trenton, Sheila's work ensured that the underserved, homeless, and forgotten members of the Trenton community could live meaningful lives with respect and dignity. She worked passionately to help people in the community and lived as an example of a humble, kind, respectful, and godly woman.
Sheila was predeceased by her parents Jerry and Arlethia Foreman; Brother: Lamont Foreman, Sr.; Brothers in Law: David W. Jenkins, James Edward Scott Jr, Oliver A. Scott Sr., and Alphonzo Scott.
She leaves to Cherish her memories, Husband: Benjamin Scott; 5 Children: Christopher Foreman, Kevin Foreman, Aaron Scott, Crystal Scott, and Brandon Scott. 1 Daughter in Law: Veronica Foreman; 1 Brother:
Lawrence Foreman; 3 Sisters: Marva Jenkins, Karen Rawls and Tonion Polnitz; 2 Brothers in Law: Earl Rawls and Dexter Polnitz; 3 Sisters in Law; Mima Scott, Sharon Foreman, and Sarah Foreman; 5 grandchildren: Christopher Foreman Jr, Andrew Foreman, Jamar Foreman, Aaliyah McKinnon, and Zion Foreman; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Sheila will be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, wife and mother who was respected, loved and cherished by her family, friends, colleagues, and community.
Services will be 12pm Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at the Courtney Temple Church of God, 740 Pennington Ave., Trenton, NJ, 08618. Calling hours will be at 10am until the time of service at the church. Interment will be 2pm at Washington Crossing, Newtown, PA. Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home.
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