Linda Scott

linda scott

October 22, 1950 ~ October 19, 2021

Born in: Baltimore, Maryland
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Linda Jean Scott, 70, of Bryan passed away peacefully on October 19, 2021, at Hospice Brazos Valley with her daughter and grandsons by her side. She had suffered a stroke in September after a long battle with diabetes, heart disease and peripheral artery disease.

Linda was born on October 22, 1950 in Baltimore, MD to Leon and Melvina Ruth (Holland) Scott.

After graduating from Southern High School (Baltimore) in 1968, Linda started working at John S. Connor and began her 44+ year career in freight forwarding. She worked in the industry and completed major projects in both ocean and air freight for several companies in Baltimore, Savannah, Georgia and Houston, Texas before retiring in 2013. Her work took her to many countries including: Israel, Chad, England, Turkmenistan, Chile, Cameroon, and Bahrain to name a few. Her 50th birthday was celebrated during a business event at a castle in Germany. She also lived in Baku, Azerbaijan, for several months while shipping oilfield equipment to the area after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Growing up in very humble circumstances, she never imagined that she would have been able to do what she accomplished and see as much of the world as she did.

During her retirement, Linda volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in Houston and at Houston Northwest Memorial Medical Center. Her volunteer work not only satisfied her, but also gave her some great friendships that continued even after her move to Bryan in 2019 to be closer to her daughter.

Linda enjoyed being the Grand Marshall of the holiday “pots and pans” parades for her nieces and nephews when they were young. She loved her grandsons, who could do no wrong in her eyes. They attribute their brand-new angel to helping the Astros make a comeback just a few minutes after her passing. They eventually went on to win game four of the ALCS that evening. She crocheted, loved crafts, visiting with friends, and celebrating. Everything.

She is survived by daughter Lisa Burton and husband David of College Station; beloved grandsons Austin Pitts and Cameron Pitts of Midland; sister Karen Follin of Flour Bluff; many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews; her cat, Skud (now in Midland); many cousins, friends, and former colleagues who became friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Ruth Scott; brothers Charles Scott, James “Jimmy” Scott, Melvin Scott and Thomas “Tommy” Scott; and her “Best Friend” and companion of more than 20 years, Dave Spangler. Linda and Dave’s ashes will be comingled and interred together at College Station Memorial Cemetery.

In keeping with Linda’s wishes, interment and her celebration of life will be private.

Linda’s family would like to thank the staff and residents of Watercrest at Bryan for making her a home here. They would also like to thank the staff of Hospice Brazos Valley; CHI St. Joseph/Encompass Rehab; the Neurology ICU and team at CHI St. Luke’s in Houston. Additionally, her family would like to thank her medical team, Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker and team at Baylor College of Medicine’s Vascular Surgery Department in Houston; her physicians and their teams with Baylor Scott & White in College Station, Dr. Jeffrey Waguespack, Dr. Curtis Stauffer, Dr. Christopher Hudak, Dr. Judson Severson and Dr. Angelo Sermas.

To honor Linda’s giving spirit, the family encourages you to donate to the charity of your choice.

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Funeral arrangements are by Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Center, 3001 South College Avenue, Bryan, TX 77801.

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  1. At times, words cannot express what it feels like to send off our loved ones on their next “great adventure”. The knowledge that we will be reunited one day is the comfort that wraps us in the warmth of those who’ve gone before us. Much love and prayers to you and your family.

  2. Memories will always keep her close at heart.
    Find comfort in knowing she is no longer suffering and in pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  3. Some of Scotty’s early memories of trips to Baltimore to visit and family reunions and family gatherings at Wilmers grave. We were able to visit with Linda and Dave in Houston about ten years ago. My, where does the time go. Linda stays in our memories.

  4. Oh Mandy, the Copa will never be the same without you! You can now truly sing I Made It Through the Rain while I hum Memory. Even Now, we’re two Ships, “it’s alright”

    Linda always loved me for who I am – no questions asked. She has a gift for seeing the beauty and fun in everything (even in Lisa). Could it Be Magic?

    As we wait for When the Good Times Come Again,
    I send many hugs and kisses to Linda and all who love her.

    This one will never sell
    They’ll never understand
    I don’t even sing it well
    I try but I just can’t
    But I sing it every night
    And I fight to keep it in
    ‘Cause this one’s for you
    This one’s for you
    I’ve done a hundred songs
    From fantasy to lies
    But this one so real for me
    That I’m the one who cries
    And I sing it every night
    And I fight to hide the tears
    ‘Cause this one’s for you
    This one’s for you
    This one’s for you
    Where ever you are
    To say that nothing’s been the same
    Since we’ve been apart
    This one’s for all the love we once knew
    Like every thing else I have
    This one’s for you ohh
    I’ve got it all it seems
    For all it means to me
    But I sing of thing I miss
    And things that used to be
    And I wonder every night
    If you might just miss me too
    And I sing for you
    I sing for you
    This one’s for you
    Where ever I go
    To say the things I should have said
    Things that you should know
    This one’s to say that all I can do
    Is hope that you will hear me sing
    ‘Cause this one’s for you ohh
    This one’s for you
    Where ever you are
    To say that nothin’s been the same
    Since we been apart ohh
    This one’s for all the love we once knew
    Like every thing else I have

  5. My friend you will be missed thank you for the past 11 years I could spent with you. I am very sad but also happy that Davey will have you now forever.
    Love Sybille

  6. Lisa and family… I am so very sorry that you mom has left this world. She is with her family she has been missing a long time. No more pain. May she RIP while celebrating her new life in her forever home. Yes, we all will miss her bright cheery smile. We will have to just cherish her memories and keep her in our hearts. May God bless you all and hold you tight in his arms. Love you all,

  7. We were friends since the 7th grade. We are both named Linda, both born on Oct. 22nd in the same hospital. My house caught fire in 1963 and so did Linda’s. People said we looked so much alike that in 8th grade our Gym teacher would always get us confused. We we got our report cards we each got the others grade. She spend many weekends at my house. I was mostly alone because it was just me and my Dad and he worked nights so she was always either on the phone with me or at my house. What I’m trying to say is she was my best friend, she was so funny and could always make me laugh. I smile when I think of her. I loved her and even though we weren’t in touch a lot in these later years, I will miss her so, so much. I thank God that I got to see her this summer one last time. I loved her.

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