Wednesday 14 Nov 2018


Sylvia Jean Hardee Scott

November 11, 80,

Sylvia Jean Hardee Scott, 80, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Sylvia was born in Robeson County on December 28, 1936 to the late Stanley and Ruby Prevatte Hardee. She was married to Edward Earl “Ed” Scott and supported her husband as a military wife for 21 years. Ed preceded her in death on July 12, 2016. Prior to his death, Sylvia tirelessly devoted herself as his daily caregiver – he was her world and the love of her life. Following his retirement from the Air Force and her work with the school system as a volunteer nurse, they founded and operated Scott Heating & Air Conditioning until their retirement in 1995.

Her warmth generosity and kind spirit were well known and cherished by those she encountered throughout her life. A member of Falling Creek Baptist Church, she loved the beach, fishing, animals, helping others, and her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They will remember her as a true Christian lady who loved God but who also enjoyed spending time with and money on them. Before her declining health, Sylvia found joy in the simple pleasures of volunteering at school and with Girl Scouts, being active in her church, as well as her involvement with the Mar-Mac Community Ballpark. Sylvia lived each day showing those around her what faith in action is all about.

A service to celebrate Sylvia’s life will be on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Webb officiating. Interment will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Sylvia is survived by her daughters, Gail S. Hines and husband Neal of Augusta, GA, Susan S. Gurganus and husband Danny of Mount Olive, and Helen E. Scott of Grantham; son, Eddie Scott and wife Luanne of Goldsboro; nieces, Ann Graham and Cathy Lee both of Lumberton; and nephew, Michael Stallings. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Carrie Elizabeth Hines, Jennifer Brill Powell, Rometa Eber, Taylor Scott, and Jessica Harrison; step-grandchildren, Mandy Hutchinson and Blake Gurganus; three great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; and three step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Evelyn Stallings and Eloise Fleming.

The family will receive friends Monday, November 13, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank Mama’s caregivers, Irma Corbett, Jordan Barrow, Rhonda Teachey, Evelyn Corbett and Kaitlin Corbett for the love and compassion they gave her. Each one had a special bond with her and we will never forget what they have done and the love they have given her. Thank you also to our team at Community Hospice Care for their attention and love for Mama and our family during the last three weeks of her life. Special thank you to Patricia Pate and Bometa “Bo” for the care they gave her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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