Mr. Carl Matthew Scott



Roanoke Rapids, NC

Mr. Carl Matthew Scott (Matt), 48, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, son of Carl Scott and Queen Scott Scott, began his journey through life on November 30, 1969 in Halifax County, North Carolina.

“Matt”, as he was affectionately called, was educated in the Roanoke Rapids City School system, graduating from Roanoke Rapids High School with the Class of 1989.

Matt began securing his “bag” at the age of 13 when he gained employment at The Peking Restaurant. The experience gained there led to him becoming a Cook for Hardees while still in high school. After graduation, Matt worked for Howell and Steel until he decided to attend Halifax Community College and enrolled in the BLET (Basic Law Enforcement Training) which afforded him the opportunity to become a Jailer for Halifax County. He later decided to return to his old stomping ground and secured employment with Roanoke Rapids City Schools as a Food Nutritionist while also serving as a Crossing Guard for Belmont Elementary School. Matt was gainfully employed until he suffered an injury that forced him out of employment.

On February 14, 2001, Matt married Lulita Mills, who preceded him in death in April of 2002. On January 18, 2003, Matt united in Holy Matrimony to Nicole Holiday and to this union two children were born, Asiauna and Ashanti. They completed Matt’s life as Alexis, his first-born, now had sisters. Matt was not only a great father to his children, but a loving husband, son, brother, and friend. He enjoyed experimenting with food and fixing things that led to him being nicknamed, “Low Key MacGyver”. He served as a Nurse for his deceased uncle, James “Bay” Scott, and he had this extra special bond with his daughter Asiauna, especially when it came to Braun Strowman, his favorite wrestler. Matt loved to hunt and fish, activities he greatly enjoyed with his dad and brothers.

Matt was a life-time member of Lighthouse of Deliverance where he learned of the love of Christ. Prior to his declining health, Matt was a dedicated Cook and “church servant”.

In addition to Lulita, Matt was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Zollie and Annie Scott; his maternal grandparents: Elliott and Ruth Scott; two brothers-in-law: Corey and Tony Holiday; and several aunts and uncles.

Peacefully, Matt departed this earthly life on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, North Carolina.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife: Nicole Holiday Scott; his daughters: Alexis Ward of Rocky Mount, NC, Asiauna and Ashanti Scott of the home; one grandson: Jamel Blythe; his parents: Carl and Queen Scott of Roanoke Rapids, NC; two brothers: Kenneth Scott (Mervintine) and Quintin Scott, both of Roanoke Rapids, NC; five aunts: Linda K. Sneed (Jonas) of Littleton, NC, Ruby Pitt (James), Carolyn Woodley (James), and Catherine Scott, all of Roanoke Rapids, NC and Gloria Scott of Maryland; six uncles: Ray Scott (Nancy) and Michael Scott, both of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Willie “Top” Scott (Frederica) and June Scott (Dorothy), both of Baltimore, MD, and Frazier Hawkins, Jr. and Rayfield Rooks, both of Roanoke Rapids, NC; a special uncle: Willie “Buck” Scott of Roanoke Rapids, NC; his father-in-law: Robert Cain, his best telephone friend; his mother-in-law: Lois Cain; god-parents: Lynwood and Pattie Mitchell, Robert Norman and Gloria Ann Norman; four god-sisters: Chelsea Johnson, Monique Mitchell, Tawauna Mitchell, and Lyntate Mitchell; three god-daughters: Keauna Scott, Jessica Woodley and Kadasia Brinkley; brothers-in-law: Fredrick and Tommy Holiday and Tavares Cain (Jamica); sisters-in-law: Gladys Williams, Carolyn Harvey (Charles), Shirley Diagana (Demba), Samantha Cain, and Vivian Garner; special friends: Johnny Cruz, Johnny Gordon, Andre Duckett, Malcolm Mayo, and Johnny Reed; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends.

A Visitation for Mr. Scott will be held from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. with the Funeral Service following immediately after at 1:00p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Lighthouse of Deliverance Church, 220 Branch Ave, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870. The Interment will take place at the Crestview Memorial Cemetery, Roanoke Rapids, NC.

These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 520 Smith Church Road Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

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