The triumph life of Rochester “Bonezy” Scott began on February 13, 1940. He was the golden, beloved, oldest son of the late Luther and Sarah Ross Scott. He transitioned to his eternal home on January 19, 2020, at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut at 4:00 PM. Rochester’s nickname “Bonezy” was given to him by his uncle, Harrison, whom we called Busy Boy. They were inseparable and loved each other dearly. Rochester attended Mt. Zion Elementary School and Benevolence Jr. High, located in Randolph County. At a young age, he joined Mt. Zion Church with his father, and has been a member for many years, under the tutelage of Pastor Freddie Starling. Bonezy enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a man of his word and always had humorous jokes to tell that would leave you in stitches. Rochester was in love with his family. He worked with his father farming. He was known for gardening and planting many neighborhood gardens, until God called him home to take his rest. Bonezy was employed by the Colonial Grocery Store and as a traveling salesman. He was also an entrepreneur and was the owner of Scott’s plumbing. Bonezy was led by the guidance of God to build from the ground up. He self-educated himself on becoming a successful black businessman. After all his siblings left, he chose to stay and served as an excellent caregiver to both parents. He was married to the late Evelyn Rogers Scott, and although she had a child prior, Bonezy loved her with the love a father would give, and remained a father figure in Tracey’s life. On January 19, 2020, the evening shade appeared in the life of Mr. Rochester “Bonezy” Scott. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two nephews, Anthony Harrison and Damien Scott, and many family members and friends. He leaves his memories and his legacy to be cherished by: his two sisters, Staff Sargent Gladys Scott Brooks and Pastor Janette Scott Williams, both of Hartford, CT; one brother, Reverend Jonathan Scott, and his wife, Linda Scott of Bella Vista, AR; one extraordinary niece, Minister Angelia Gail Scott-Haynes; two nephews, Dexter Eric (Shelli) Scott of Hartford, CT, and Jonathan Scott, Jr., of CA; two great-nieces, Dominque and Iyana Scott of CA; four great-nephews, Minister Jayvin Esaias Haynes of Hartford, CT, Alexander Aquino of Waterbury, CT, and Christopher, Jonathan III, Nicholas, and Anthony Jr. of CA; two great-nieces and one great-nephew; one aunt, Mary Louise Scott Jackson of Atlanta, GA; devoted friends, Larry and Sandra Dukes and Melvin Pierce; devoted cousins, Shirley Ann Parham, Zell and Bonnie Scott, and Mildred Scott; and a host of extended family and friends. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith. (II Timothy 4:7) Sleep on, Brother, and we will see you in the morning!
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rochester "Bonezy" Scott, please visit our floral store.