June 26, 1936 - July 16, 2007
Lloyd Scott was born in Washington, D.C. on June 26, 1936. He was 4 years old when his family moved to Decatur, Georgia, where he went to school and grew up before marrying Diana Meyer in August of 1956. He was working for Abbott Laboratories during that time. They have six children, Mit, Patty, Steve, David, John and Christy. Lloyd changed jobs to sell ladies sportswear then moved his family to Ruston, Louisiana. He was very active in Trinity United Methodist Church and with the youth for many years. He KNEW God was calling him to something deeper. Lloyd said, “I KNOW that God wants me to grow and become strong in His love and truth, and that I may witness to this and share His love and truth with those whom He leads me to serve. I have come to believe that God has a plan for my life. I know that He is calling me to a deeper service. I want to be obedient to the will of God in my life. I know, deep down in my heart, He wants me to put Him first and serve Him in a new way.”
Wanting to be obedient to the will of God, Lloyd went into the ministry of the United Methodist Church, being a Methodist all of his life. Lloyd went to License to Preach School and then to SMU in Dallas and then to Emory University for his Course of Study.
Lloyd served the Simsboro (now Memorial), Salem, and Antioch Charge; Bernice, Summerfield and Beech Grove Charge; Centenary and Indian Bayou Charge; Golden Meadow and Grand Isle. Lloyd then retired because of his health, but was asked if he could serve Epps UMC. He served Epps for two years and felt he was not well enough to stay longer and retired a Georgian. After three years of retirement, he was asked if he would serve the Bartholomew/Beekman Charge which he did until his death.
Lloyd is survived by his wife, Diana, of just three weeks shy of 51 years, 6 children and 14 grandchildren.
Diana Meyer Scott
Source: 2008 Louisiana Annual Conference Journal