Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Funeral services for Mrs. Luevenia “Venia” Nesmith Scott, conducted by the Rev. Warren Murdock and the Rev. Allen Nesmith, were held Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Friendship United Methodist Church of Nesmith. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at The Original Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. Scott died Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at her resident in Kingstree. She was born July 13, 1958, in the Nesmith Community of Williamsburg County, the daughter of Dell Nesmith and the late Ben Nesmith. She was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County and graduated from Battery Park High School of Nesmith in 1977. She matriculated at Columbia Junior College of Columbia, where she received a Certificate in Certified Nursing Assistant and later attended Williamsburg Technical College of Kingstree and received an Early Childhood Education Certificate. She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church in Nesmith, where she served on the Usher Board, Staff/Pastor Parish Relation Committee, Assistant Director of the Children’s Choir, and Friendship United Methodist Church Circle Number Six. She was the founder of the “Sisters’ Birthday Club,” and co-owner and secretary of the Scott’s Fantasy Island (River House) with her husband. She was a former employee of the House of Reaford of Nesmith, Baxter of Kingstree, and Palmetto Apparel of Andrews. A brother, Lawrence Porchea, Jr., preceded her in death. Survivors, in addition to her mother of Nesmith, are: her husband, Lee Scott, Sr. of the home; one son, Lee Scott, Jr. of the home; two daughters, Leslee Montgomery (Sandy) of Irmo; and Twala Scott Charleston; and a very special niece, Shakelia Watts of Nesmith, whom she cherished as a daughter; two brothers, Ben Nesmith, Jr. of Nesmith; and Joe Nesmith (Rebecca) Andrews; one stepbrother, Furman Wilson of Baltimore, Maryland; nine sisters, Mary Dozier, Maybell Johnson, and Elizabeth Pressley, all of Georgetown; Margaret Nesmith and Bernice Washington of Charlotte, North Carolina; Elmira Nesmith of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Christine Hamilton (Ronell), Katie Watts, and Eva Bradley (James), all of Nesmith; and three grandchildren.