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Scott, Mozelle Fitzgerald
Mozelle Fitzgerald Scott
April, 20 1919 - October 1, 2011
Born to Howard & Ida Creech Fitzgerald
Married Hubert Cox Scott
August 4, 1920 - May 5, 1993
They have four children: Hubert Donovan Scott, Judith Dale Scott, Rachel Ann Scott, and Howard Franklin Scott
Mozelle is known for being a loving wife and ideal mother. She is kind, thoughtful, and compassionate. She is known in her community as a tireless "model servant", one who always puts greater emphasis on helping others more than herself.
As a youth Mozelle was very athletic, she served as guard for the Micro High School basketball team 1935 — 1937. Since the school did not have a gymnasium, the team practiced outside. Games were played at Smithfield High School, the only school in the county with a gym. She was captain of the girls' team in 1937 when Micro won the county basketball championship. She was selected for the All-County Girls' Basketball Team in 1936 and 1937, and for the 1937 Johnston County All-Tournament Girls' Team when Micro was crowned champion of the countywide 4-H basketball tournament. Mozelle graduated from Micro High School in 1937 and attended King's Business School in Raleigh in 1939; while there, met Hubert Scott, a North Carolina State College student; they married May 9, 1942. She worked five years with the State Hospital Association, an insurance company in Tarboro, then the family moved to Wayne County to farm with her father-in-law, Frank W. Scott.
Mozelle is an active member of the Kenly Free Will Baptist Church. She is also involved in many community organizations. She is a charter member of the St. Mary's Extension Homemakers Club and served as the first president of the club from 1949 to 1951. She is also a charter member of the Polly Watson Volunteer Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary. Mozelle was a classroom grade mother and member of the PTA while her children were in school; also served as secretary of the PTA. Hobbies or Interests include gardening; needlework; sewing and reading.
The family is a financial supporter of Mount Olive College. In 1985 her children established an endowment at the college known as the "Hubert & Mozelle Scott Library Endowment" to support students' educational endeavors through the college's library collection. In 1999 a classroom was named in honor of the Hubert & Mozelle Scott Family for their support of educational innovation in health science management, human services counseling, and courses in business administration, criminal justice and English communication. In 2004 her children established the "Hubert & Mozelle Scott Scholarship in Agribusiness" at Mount Olive College.
Contributed by: The Children of Hubert and Mozelle Scott