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Friday, August 9, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 P.M.


Friday, August 9, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 P.M.

FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, August 10, 2019
10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church of Progress Village
8722 Progress Boulevard

Monday, August 12, 2019
11:00 A.M.

Florida National Cemetery
6502 SW 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513

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 08/07/2019 10:17 PM



Mrs. Aritha Mae Scott of Tampa passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019.  Homegoing Celebration services will be conducted Saturday, August 10,  at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Progress Village, 8722 Progress Blvd. Tampa, FL, Dr. Sam Maxwell, Senior Teaching Pastor with Todd Hammond, Executive Pastor-Presiding.  Interment will be held, Monday, August 12 at 11 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, Florida. 

Mrs. Aritha Mae Johnson was a native of Reynolds, Georgia born to the parentage of the late Robert and Mamie Johnson.

Aritha attended Reynolds High and Industrial School where she graduated in 1953.  After graduation she moved to Tampa, FL.    She was employed with J C Penney while attending cosmetology school. 

Upon receiving her degree in cosmetology she opened her own beauty salon. She had a genuine passion for doing hair.  While attending cosmetology school she met the love of her life the late Nathaniel P. Scott and began their life together on December 15, 1958.   They remained married for 60 years until Nathaniel’s demise on February 21, 2019. 
Aritha lived a Christian life and loved the Lord with all her heart.  She attended First Baptist Church of Progress Village under the pastorate of the founding pastor, Rev. B. T. Williams where she was noted as one of the many faithful members during the original groundbreaking of the church.  She continued under the leadership of the late Rev. Roosevelt Robinson, Jr. and now current pastor, Dr. Sam Maxwell.  

She loved to praise the Lord and sang with the #1 Choir and Celebration Choir.  She was faithful in attendance and supported the ministry until her health would no longer permit.  In her last days Aritha called out “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus” and her loving saviour called her to eternal rest on Saturday, July 27, 2019. 

Aritha leaves to cherish loving memories with: son, Cornelius P. Scott; granddaughter, Meishawn Carter; grandson, Demetrius Hollis, Sr.; 8 great grands; Godchildren, Ron, Sharon Daniels, Pam Lewis and children, and Jewel Jordan; forever daughter-in-law, Amanda Scott; 2 sisters, Louise (Freddie) Gibson and Stella (Solomon) Flowers; 4 half sisters and brothers; 2 brothers-in-law;  2 sisters-in-law; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, her First Baptist Family and other sorrowing relatives and friends.   The remains will repose and the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Progress Village.

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