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Obituary for Mary ‘Missy’ A. Famous

August 13, 1959 – May 8, 2023

Mary A. Famous (Scott), affectionately known as “Missy,” 63, was born on August 13, 1959, and departed this life on May 8, 2023. She was born in Waukegan, Ill., and was one of 10 children. She attended School in the Zion and Kenosha School districts. In her earlier years, Mary was employed as a CNA at multiple facilities before finding her passion as a homemaker.

Mary ‘Missy’ A. Scott-Famous
Mary ‘Missy’ A. Scott-Famous

Missy loved the smell of a home-cooked meal and the sight of a clean house. Mary enjoyed watching her old westerns and TV shows, sharing affection with her family, as well as listening to music. She loved being a grandmother and visited with her grandchildren often. Mary loved and accepted Christ into her life at an early age and continued to walk her own path of righteousness until she took her last breath.

She is survived by her children, (one son) Dionia O. (Tabitha) Scott; (two daughters) Kenda F. Famous and Stephanie A. Scott; grandchildren, Dionia O. Scott Jr., Davion D. Scott, Jimmie J. Jackson, Sha’Niyah D. Lucas, Armani O. Scott, Khylan D. Famous-White, and Dayani L. Scott; great-grandchild, Dakota N. Scott; sisters, Patricia (Doyle) Winston, Alice (Alric) Davis, Sarah Scott; sister-in-law, Terri Scott; along with a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and family and friends. Mary will be truly missed and never forgotten.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, James Scott and Evangelist Ella Mae Scott; three brothers, James C. Scott Sr., Charles E. Scott, and Robert B. Scott; three sisters, Barbara J. Powe, Carol A. Scott, and Bessie M. Scott; niece, Benika M. Scott; brother-in-law, Roy Powe; and all four grandparents.


Homegoing services will be held for Mary at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2023, at the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home. A visitation will take place at the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.

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