Vandelois Scott King
Vandelois Scott King, 69, of Holly Springs, died May 3, 2017, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. A member of Asbury United Methodist Church, she was a former member of the United Methodist Women, Heroines of Jericho Court 14 and Retired Teachers Association. A graduate of Sims High School and Rust College, she’d done extensive work at the University of Mississippi and taught 28 years in public schools; 13 years at Galena Elementary, a half year at H.W. Byers, 15 years at the Holly Springs City School District. She taught seven years in EDH, was a certified K-high school instructor, certified in food safety management, certified to adopt children; was a member of the Sybil Torrence Missionary Group at Asbury United Methodist Church, chairperson of nurturing ministry, member of the administrative council, directed Smart Achievers Tutorial Center for three years, and was an instructor for two years. She served as a mentor for at-risk students in Holly Springs Housing, and served on the board at D.H.S. for several years in Marshall County. She was a Girl Scout leader, Troops #288, #475, in Galena. She retired in 2001 as a teacher in the Holly Springs School District.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on May 8 at Smith Grove MB Church in Holly Springs, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Zachery Beasley officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves her husband, Melvin King; two daughters, Melanee King Thomas, Kelley King, both of Holly Springs; three sons, Sedric Scott of Olive Branch, Derrick Phillips of Opelousas, La., Evan Taylor of Holly Springs; two sisters, Minnie Pearl Scott, Cherriel Scott-Hall, both of Holly Springs; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Landrick King, two brothers, Douglas Scott, Nathan Scott and five sisters, Hatie Guy, Olivia Scott, Louise Jones, Berniece Webb and Gwendolyn Scott.