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Jacqueline Scott was born into this world on January 5, 1950, to the late Andrew and Freddie Mae Scott in Chattanooga, TN. Jacqueline, affectionally known as Jackie, exhibited an independent spirit from an early age who loved people, never met a stranger, and enjoyed socializing.
Jackie accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Tucker Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN under the leadership of Rev. Crutcher. She was active in church, serving on the junior usher board and youth group. Jackie was a proud graduate of Riverside High School Class of 1968. She was involved in numerous activities during her tenure in high school and excelled academically.
Upon graduation from high school, Jackie attended Tennessee State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her nursing career was a vital part of her being and she worked at various places throughout her career, including Meharry, St. Thomas West and Midtown. Being a nurse allowed Jackie to fully express her caring nature, her love for people, and her healing touch. Before retiring, Jackie was with Vanderbilt Home Health. Being a home health nurse afforded her the opportunity to visit her patients home attending to their nursing needs, as well as providing companionship and building long term relationships. Jackie was called to the profession of nursing and exhibited a caregiving spirit and loved her career.
Jackie was a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and an active member of Kappa Lambda Omega Chapter. One of her favorite activities to be involved in with her chapter was Home Mission Haven Senior Living Facility. She loved her sorority and was active in her chapter until her health declined. She was also a proud member of Nashville Capitol City Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.
Jackie was an excellent cook who loved to cook and host her family and friends at various gatherings. Her love for her husband, children, sisters, nieces, and nephews was often felt in her many of acts of kindness towards them. She loved to travel to new places and was an avid reader, especially mysteries.
Jackie joined St. Andrews Presbyterian Church upon moving to Nashville and was active in numerous ministries. She loved helping plan the church picnics, being active in her Women's Group, Bible Study, and Sunday School.
Married to Henry Maurice Bransford. Sr.in 1982, her greatest joy were the three children born of their union. She will be remembered most for being a loving wife, devoted mother, doting grandmother, awesome sister, and amazing aunt.
On August 28, 2021, Jackie transitioned to eternal rest. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Henry Maurice Bransford Sr., devoted children Henry Jr (Cassie), William (Shannon) and Ora (Andrew). Five doting grandchildren: Ethan, Nora, Oliver, Hannah, and Hailey.
Five caring sisters: Deborah Martin, Patricia (Edward) Cameron, Mary Lipscomb, Andrea (Earl) Fuqua, and Pamela (Danny) Wesley. Many loving nieces and nephews, a host of cousins, and Aunt Mary Chubb of Chicago, IL. Her sorority sisters, members of Top Ladies of Distinction, St. Andrew’s church family, and numerous friends.
Visitation Saturday, September 11, 2021, 10-11 with Memorial Service to follow at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
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