On September 11, 2019, Cora Jean Scott, age 83, took the wings of a dove and departed this life. She was born August 29, 1936 in Commerce, TX to the proud parents, Henrietta Hatcher and Melvin Wilburn.
She was reared in Commerce, TX where she attended public school and graduated from Norris High School. Cora was a good student in school, and she played basketball.
She and her mother later relocated to Odessa, TX. Cora worked in private homes. She later married Tom Earl Scott and to this union three children were born. Lee ToDayrl Wilburn, Kim Wilburn and Sandra Wilburn.
Cora accepted the Lord and attended Rose of Sharon Baptist Church.
Cora enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes. She loved her family and took pride in preparing delicious meals. Baking was her hobby. She would frequently bake cakes, pies, and cookies. She would share her pastries with anyone that stopped by.
She enjoyed being at home. Watching her television shows and reading, were her favorite things to do. She filled her home with love, warmth and the aroma of scented candles.
She is preceded in death by her parents Henrietta Hatcher and Melvin Wilburn, brother W.H. Hatcher, son Kim Wilburn, grandson Skyler Wilburn; aunts Cora Alexander and Esther Faye Ervin, special cousins Catherine and J.T. Moore, grandmother Odessa Hatcher and brother in law Louis Gadlin.
She leaves to cherish her memory, two children: Lee ToDaryl Wilburn and Sandra Wilburn. Sister, Mildred Gadlin (Commerce, TX), brother, Bobby Ray Kelly. Four grandchildren, Nicole Thomas, Tyrone Thomas (April), Ja’Quay Wilburn (Anessia) and Marquette Wilburn. Seven great-Grandchildren, Jaidyn, Maisyn, Grayson, Maze, and Milez Wilburn. Kaeydence Thomas and Keldric Thomas and a host of relatives and friends.
Cora was a precious daughter, close sister, loving mother, compassionate grandmother, kind friend, and loving to many people. Cora was a special person and she will be missed by her family and loved ones. She will always be remembered, and her legacy will live forever.
The Wilburn family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the nurses and staff at Madison Nursing Facility and Medical Center Hospital for their attentiveness and professional care.
Services for Cora Jean Scott are scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2019 at Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church, 1515 East Murphy Street, Odessa, TX at 1:00 P.M.