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Frances Scott March 13, 1944-February 3, 2018 ROCK

March 13, 1944-February 3, 2018 

ROCK ISLAND — Frances Scott, 73, of Rock Island, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

Services will be on Monday, February 12, 2018, at Progressive Baptist Church, 1302 E. 12th St., Davenport. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. with services following at noon. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Frances was born on March 13, 1944, in Homer, La., to the union of Tommie Scott and Jewel Gryder.

Frances moved to Rock Island in 1954 with her family and attended Central Junior High and Rock Island High, graduating in June 1961.

Frances attended University of Wisconsin, AIC School of Business, Marycrest College, Black Hawk College and Western.

She was employed at Alcoa for five years and John Deere for 15 years. She also enjoyed working at Skip-A-Long Day Care and Project NOW for eight years.

Frances was united in holy matrimony on March 13, 1976, to Jimmy Jackson.

She enjoyed reading, dancing, cleaning, bicycling and listening to music. She was a member of Progressive Baptist Church and also worshipped at Olivet Baptist in Rock Island and Trinity Community Baptist, Moline.

She leaves to cherish her memory son, Perrell T. Patton; grandchildren,  Tayea Foulks, Tavia Hester; great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends; and a special nephew Jaime Scott, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jimmy Jackson; and all of her siblings, two sisters Gracie (Scott) Taylor and Lena (Scott) Hill; brothers, Tommie Lee, Henry, Eddie, Freddie and Sam Scott.

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