The presence of Our Lord and Savior was apparent on March 21, 1968 when our family was blessed with a beautiful baby daughter, Nyoka M. Scott. Born in Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of the late Willie L. Scott, Sr. and Ethel Bramhan Scott Waddell. A root has been pulled from our family tree and it can never be replaced. We are mightily blessed as we remember the good times, the laughter and the songs our beloved enjoyed singing. Our family will forever hold a special place in our heart for our dear Nyoka.
She was educated in the Stanly County public schools and graduated from North Stanly High School, New London, North Carolina- Class of 1986.A gifted student, especially in the field of science, Nyoka chose not only one profession in the medical field, but three. She received certifications from Stanly Community College, Albemarle, in Phlebotomy Education and Experience, EKG Monitoring and Nurses Assistant training. Prior to her illness she was employed as a phlebotomist and nurses assistant.
In her leisure, Nyoka enjoyed talking on the phone, spoiling her grandson, “EJ”,who was the apple of her eye, going out to dinner and spending time with family and friends. Nyoka was a believer who fellowshipped with Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Badin, North Carolina before declining health.
In addition to her parents, Nyoka was preceded in death by a daughter, Marieshia A. Hinson, and a brother, Clarence Waddell.
Family and friends who will cherish fond memories of Nyoka are, her daughters: LaShanta M. Hinson and Lisa L. Leach, both of Albemarle; grandson, Eric “EJ” Poole, Albemarle; brothers: Willie L. (Leslie) Scott, Jr., Chesapeake, Virginia and Michael (Rita) Scott, Sr., Albemarle; maternal grandmother, Ethel Bramhan, Darlington, South Carolina; special sister, Karen Stowe; nieces and nephews: Octavia(Nick) Lifsey,
Nicole Scott, Michael Scott, Jr., Malik Scott and Willie L. Scott, V; a number of God-children; a host of aunts and uncles; girlfriends: Angie Brown, LaSonya Watkins, Kaynitha Branch, Sherron Barnes, Gloria Robinson, Donna Harris and Dominekia Glenn-Wilson; a special friend, Roosevelt Wilson, Jr.; many other relatives and friends.
Flowers can be delivered to Saint Delight Church, 520 Wall Street, Albemarle, North Carolina 28001 between 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm Thursday, March 07, 2019.