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Derrick Glenn Scott, Sr.
October 4, 1980 - November 9, 2023
Derrick Glenn “Derrick D” Scott, Sr.'s journey began in New Orleans, LA on October 4, 1980. Derrick was the beloved son of Wanda Scott Smith and the late Donald Hill and stepson of Donald Smith. Derrick may not admit it, but he was definitely a “momma’s boy.” The love Derrick had for his mother was unconditional. Derrick was a native of Boutte LA, and a resident of Luling, LA. Derrick shared his early years with his large family including his siblings: Minster Charles, Delta, Keyoka, Jermaine, Brandon Scott, Christopher, Mario, Arania, Anjelica Hill and the late Freddie Scott. Derrick was very protective of his siblings. He shared many childhood memories with them and often reminisced about their early childhood memories.
Derrick accepted Christ at an early age. He was baptized at Mt. Zion Baptist church in Boutte, LA by the late Rev. Pardo and Rev McCoy. Derrick developed a strong Christian foundation during his childhood and into his adulthood. If you asked him anything about God’s word, he would surely have an answer. He knew the bible from front to back. Derrick was educated in the St. Charles Parish school system. He completed his formal education at Scenic Alternative High School in Baton Rouge, LA. Derrick was an employee of ADM Growmark in Reserve, LA. Derrick enjoyed going to work, he often talked fondly of his work family.
Later in life Derrick’s family grew even larger. Derrick was blessed with five wonderful sons; Derrick Glenn Scott Jr, Carmelo Freddie Scott, De’Colby Jahman Scott, Koleston Jay Scott and Jaylen Pollard whom he loved unconditionally. Derrick loved his children dearly and when he spoke of them, his face would light up. Derrick had a smile that was priceless when his children’s names were mentioned. He was extremely proud of each one of them. His “lucky five” as affectionately called them.
Derrick’s favorite pastimes were sitting around clowning with his family and friends. He lit up every room he entered with a joke, song, or dance. Derrick loved his family. Derrick will be remembered for many things, especially being the life of the party. Derricks favorite saying was, “Ohhhh Stupid family you know the rest and I am not worrying about the rest of them.”
Life’s purpose was fulfilled, and the journey was completed on November 9, 2023 at the young age of 43 years. Derrick peacefully entered eternal life with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with his family present beside him he departed his earthly home. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Derrick was greeted and escorted through the gates of heaven by his father Donald Hill, grandparents Carrie Ellzey, Willie Miles, Leona and Edward Green, Sr., Joseph and Elizabeth Hills, brother Freddie Scott, cousins David and Ariska Scott, Erskine Webster, lll and friends, Eric Gardner, and Jahman Bailey.
Forever Cherishing Derrick’s Memories are his five sons Derrick Scott Jr., Carmelo, De’Cobly , Koleston , and Jaylen Pollard, his parents Wanda Scott (Donald) Smith, his siblings Delta(Orlando), Minister Charles, Keyoka, Jermaine and Brandon Scott, aunts Lillie, Leona, Kelly, and Antonia Scott, Maria Williams, uncle Sackarock Scott, his godchild A’Mahni Bailey, the mother’s of his children Toccara Evans Williams, Katrina Bernard, Kelsey Wilson and Jessica Pollard, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousin and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family, Pastors, Officers and Members of Mt. Zion Community Church and all neighboring churches are invited to attend the Celebration of Life, Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 11:00 am at Mt. Zion Community Church, 107 Magnolia Ridge Rd, Boutte, LA. Visitation 9:00 am until time of service at the above-named church. Interment Mt. Airy Memorial Park, Boutte, LA. Final Arrangements entrusted to Patrick H. Sanders Funeral Home & Funeral Directors, Inc. 605 Main Street, LaPlace, LA 70068. For information 985-359-1919. “Providing Care & Comfort is Our Highest Mission”