Arrangements for the funeral services of Portia A. Scott, retired managing editor of the Atlanta Daily World, have been scheduled. They will include a viewing on Tuesday and funeral service on Wednesday. Scott suffered cardiac arrest at home following a brief bout with ovarian cancer. She died Oct. 2 at the age of 70.
The funeral services will be held Wednesday Oct. 9 at Warren Memorial Methodist Church, 181 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30314 at 11:00 a.m. with internment at Lincoln Cemetery, 2375 Joseph E. Boone Dr., Atlanta, GA 30314. The viewing will be held Tuesday Oct. 8 from noon – 8:00 p.m., Alfonso Dawson Mortuary, 3000 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311.
Scott had a long and distinguished career at her family’s newspaper before retiring last year. The paper founded by her uncle, W.A. Scott II, in 1928 and run by her father, C.A. Scott, for more than 63 years.
She was born to Ruth Perry Scott and C.A. Scott on June 9, 1943. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta and received a degree in journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a master’s degree from American University.
She followed in her father’s footsteps as an active member in local and national Republican Party politics, including serving on a Presidential Task Force and Committees under both President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush.
She also was active in a variety of civic and community organizations. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Atlanta Chapter of The Links Inc., as well as several other civic organizations dedicated to improving the city and the community. She was a member of Warren United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Maryam Jordan, and son-in-law, Demetrius Jordan, as well as three grandchildren, two nephews, a niece and a brother-in-law. Her older sister, Jocelyn Scott Walker, preceded her in death.
In lieu of flowers, please give on behalf of Portia A. Scott to:
The Atlanta Humane Society
Howell Mill Campus
981 Howell Mill Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
901 E Street NW, Suite 405
Washington, DC 20004
866-399-6262 (Toll Free)
(202) 331-2292 (Fax)