Mrs. Brenda Newman Scott, age 71, of Newland, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Cannon Memorial Hospital. A native of Wayne County, Brenda was born in Smithfield, NC on January 6, 1948 to the late Joshua Daniel Newman and Catherine Jordan Newman. She knew at an early age that she wanted to serve Jehovah and in December of 1959 she was baptised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Brenda was associated with the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Elk Park, NC. Because of her strong convictions she spent many hours discussing Bible topics with her neighbors and anyone who had questions on Bible subjects. She had a brilliant mind and was a wonderful conversationalist, and being well-read, could carry on intelligent discussions on almost any subject. Brenda was quick to make friends and loved being with people. Her caring nature and desire to help those in need led her to be a firm foundation and trusted confidant to many who were in need of a true friend that could assist them through bad situations.
Left behind are her beloved husband of 46 years, James Scott; three children, Darrell Wade Scott, Jami Laureen Scott Keppel and husband Eric, and Samuel Jason Scott; a brother, Dan Newman and wife Margie and a sister, Phyllis Wiggins.
A service of remembrance and celebration of her life will take place Saturday July 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Elk Park.. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.