Scott, Willodene Jenkins

Held Long Career In Information Science

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Willodene Jenkins Scott
Willodene Jenkins Scott

Jenkins Scott was born on September 4, 1947, to the late William Arthur Jenkins and Lillie Rucker Jenkins in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

She departed this earthly life on Sunday, October 27, 2019, in Hampton, Virginia.

Dene, as she was affectionately called, was educated in the Chattanooga Public School System and was a 1965 graduate of Riverside High School. She matriculated and graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta in 1969. After graduating from Spelman, she began her career in Information Science with IBM in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Her professional career in Information Science, serving as a systems programmer spanned four decades and she retired from Continental Automotive Corporation, Newport News, Va.

 Willodene was a faithful, active member of Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church of Chattanooga during her formative years. Since her relocation to Hampton, she joined the First Baptist Church of Hampton where she remained a faithful member serving the Usher and Dance Ministries and Auxiliary to the Deacons.  She was actively involved with the Spelman Alumnae Association and a cheerful financial donor to Spelman College.  

One could never think of Dene without remembering her deep love of reading. She loved books and was always looking for something new to read. Dene was also an avid lover of the arts. She was a talented student of the piano and dance during her youth and took dance classes for many years as an adult. She enjoyed plays and loved being able to attend local and Broadway productions throughout her life. 

She was preceded in death by her loving parents, William Arthur Jenkins and Lillie Rucker Jenkins, and her beloved brother Bertram Arthur Jenkins. 

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Evan A. Scott (Kimberly), of Fort Collins, Co.; daughter, Erika D. Scott, of Hampton, Va.; a grandson, Brandon A. Scott, of Hampton, Va.; granddaughters, Maya Jane Scott-Donegan and Delia Dene Scott-Donegan, of Fort Collins, Co.; aunt, Mrs. Mary B. Tull; devoted cousins, Ruby Frances Jenkins, Vikki Allen, and Valeria Allen, all of Chattanooga, Michael Allen (Charleen), Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Jennifer Allen Gore (Charles), Conyers, Georgia, Ramona Rucker Carter, Vanessa Rucker Johnson (Warren), all of Huntsville, Al.; Hezekiah Rucker, Jr. (Charlene), Dayton, Ohio; Dawn Rucker Jackson (Gary), Mobile, Al.; devoted friends, Lydia Arrington and Theora Rankins of Hampton, and Altamese Toney of Chattanooga, as well as a host of other relatives and dear friends.  

Funeral services will be held in Hampton, Va., at First Baptist Church of Hampton at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 4. Interment will be in Parkland Memorial Park.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home, Hampton, Va.


Glenn E. Herald

Charles Leonard Wilkey

Elmer Glenn “Jerry” Kile


Glenn E. Herald, 65, of Chattanooga passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, November 20, 2109. Born October 20, 1954 in Irvine, Kentucky to Paul and Barbara Herald, Glenn has lived ... (click for more)

Charles Leonard Wilkey, 82, of Dayton, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Leonard was born and raised in Dayton, Tennessee to the late Jesse Lee and Elizabeth ... (click for more)

Elmer Glenn “Jerry” Kile, 97, died peacefully on November 17, 2019. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Eva Davis “Davey” Kile, his parents, Olie Berry Kile and Oakley Ryan Kile, and ... (click for more)


Obituaries

Glenn E. Herald

Glenn E. Herald, 65, of Chattanooga passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, November 20, 2109. Born October 20, 1954 in Irvine, Kentucky to Paul and Barbara Herald, Glenn has lived in Chattanooga for the past 12 years. Having been in the wine and spirits business his entire professional career in and around the Kentucky area; Glenn was recruited by Andy Cox in ... (click for more)

Charles Leonard Wilkey

Charles Leonard Wilkey, 82, of Dayton, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Leonard was born and raised in Dayton, Tennessee to the late Jesse Lee and Elizabeth Wilkey. He worked for DuPont in the maintenance department for 34 years until retiring. Leonard was a member of White Oak Baptist Church. He enjoyed farming, horseback riding and gardening. ... (click for more)

Area Obituaries

Clayton, Maggie Eve (Dalton)

Maggie Eve Clayton, age 84, departed this life, Thursday, November 20, 2019 at a local hospital. Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton, GA. (706) 226-4002. (click for more)

Rouse, Jennie Mae (Dalton)

Jennie Mae Rouse, 89, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Monday, November 18, 2019 at Regency Park. Jennie was born Oct, 15, 1930 to her parents, Buford and Lucy Keith Kinnamon. Mrs. Rouse worked for Sample concepts for many years as a binder operator. Jennie was a devoted and faithful member of Antioch Baptist church and loved her church family. Mrs. Rouse is preceded ... (click for more)

Breaking News

19 Students And 4 Adults Injured In Bus Crash In Bradley County

Nineteen children and four adults from North Whitfield Middle School in Whitfield County who were on a field trip were injured in an accident around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, involving two school buses in Bradley County, according to the Bradley County Emergency Management Agency. The Bradley County Sheriff's Office said the accident happened on APD 40 in front of the Speedway gas ... (click for more)

CARTA Planning Free Rides For Veterans; Lively Says Veterans "Not Expecting All This"

CARTA is planning to begin providing free rides to veterans on its entire transit fleet. Lisa Maragnano, executive director, said, "I think we should be doing more for our veterans. "They put their lives on the line for us so it's the right thing to do. They deserve it." She said the goal is to have the new policy go into effect Jan. 2. Ms. Maragnano said some other ... (click for more)