Scott Mitchell Martin, 48, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, David Martin; and daughter, Hannah Boyd. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Martin; sons, Collin Boyd, Michael Martin, Kyle Martin and Tyler Martin; grandson, Harper Martin; mother and step father, Ruth and Saul Mendelson; sisters, Cindy Brazil and Lynn Brazil and husband, Tim Jeffrey, father and mother-in-law, Jearold and Vivian Gunter, sister-in-law, Cindy and husband Ken Chaffin and family; brother-in-law, Allen Gunter and niece Cory and husband Josh Peterson. Scott was a loving father, husband, son-in-law, brother-in-law, friend, co-worker, coach, church volunteer, mentor, and man of God. He was an active member at the Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church; He spent over 20 years coaching and mentoring youth. He coached baseball, basketball and football for Mill Creek Athletic Association and the Gainesville, VA youth association. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church with Dr. David L. Davis and Rev. Jason Mincey officiating. Interment will follow at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church, Growing Together Campaign, 1450 Pine Rd, Dacula , GA 30019. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. Lisa and family…I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. Although I am unable to attend Scott’s funeral, please know that I am praying to God that your faith will give all of you the strength you need to endure this painful time.
    Scott was my boss, co-worker, mentor and friend during our years together at Bell Atlantic/Verizon in Fairfax VA. He was one of those true friends I could always count on for support and encouragement during difficult times and I always felt better after speaking with him. Being funny, sincere and trustworthy were just a few of his traits that I valued the most in him. I felt that he always had my back- both professionally and personally- and I will miss him dearly….May God Bless all of you…Jim

  2. Scott, you will be missed and fondly remembered. Our prayers will be said for you and your family.

  3. Lisa and family, very sorry for your loss.
    I worked with Scott for many years at Bell Atlantic/Verizon in the Washington area. We lost touch when your family moved to Georgia, but I rekindled our friendship a few weeks ago when I needed some assistance. Despite the long gap he went out of his way to help me. Initially I was surprised, but then realized it was just Scott and how genuine a person he was. He will be deeply missed.
    You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Bill

  4. Lisa and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Scott was an amazing man and friend. I have fond memories of working with Scott at Media General. He was a strong, genuine, positive force and I thought very highly of him. Lisa I am truly sorry for the pain you are going through. I wish I lived closer so that I could be there for you at Scott’s service and beyond. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Scott will always be one of the great people I knew. Love and prayers, Linda

  5. Lisa & family –

    So sorry to have learned the news of Scott’s untimely passing. To me, Scott was a tremendously competent coach that loved coaching and teaching kids. They, in turn, loved him right back. He had a knack for getting kids to feel he was only talking to them while he coached and the responded accordingly.

    I had the good fortune of receiving coaching help for my son’s football team during their 8 YO season. He helped us out tremendously while he was already a position coach on his son’s 11 YO team. Despite tearing his Achilles during that season, he pulled double duty coming early to help us then staying to coach with own son’s team after our practices were over. After that year, his son decided to give up football to focus on baseball. We all were left wondered how we would fill the void of not having him out there with us.

    Several times, early that season, I would call and tell him how much his expertise and guidance was missed; teasingly hoping he might somehow pull off the miracle of tearing himself away from baseball long enough to come across town and help us again (all after working a full day on his real job, of course). He would offer the polite, “I’ll see what I can do” and the “I’ll try to come out if I have a free moment.” We all know that those pleasantries generally mean – “don’t hold your breath waiting for me to show up.” Everyone else, that is, except Scott. Just like he told me, he occasionally got a free moment and came down to the park to help us. Moments we parents covet because, when you’re ripping and running with active kids, we understand all too well how precious and rare they are. Moments that most of us, if given a choice, would selfishly preserve for ourselves. Not Scott – he found a way and showed up when you needed him. He showed up…. like he said he would. I’ll always remember him for that. How fortune you are to have had him and how fortunate we ALL are for you to have been gracious enough to occasionally share him with the rest of us. Please accept our deepest condolences. He will be sorely missed.

  6. I am deeply saddened by Scott’s passing. He was a great co-worker and wonderful person. When the pressure was highest, Scott would always add levity and make me laugh.

    “Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in times of sorrow” ~ RLS

  7. Lisa,

    So very sad to hear of Scott’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Mark and Mariette

  8. We are deeply sorry about Scott’s passing. Scott was a great co-worker, kept the daily grind fun and was a great team player. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

    Love,
    Manuel & Meriweather

  9. I am so very sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. We spent many working hours together working for Verizon and he was a good mentor and truly a wonderful guy to be around, Awesome sense of humor and a great wit. He will truly be missed. It was enjoyable to have worked alongside him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Lisa and boys,
    Scott is a force that is going to be missed desperately, I got to chat with him just a couple of times while working in ATL and always love catching up with everything.
    Sending huge hugs and hope you know we’re always a yell away!!
    Love you guys so much always!!

  11. Dear Lisa,
    Sending prayers with my sincere sympathy for your loss. I remember Scott with his beaming, energetic smile. I hope that image stays in your heart and brings you comfort. My best to you always,

  12. Scott will be missed – we worked together at Verizon Wireless, and I always enjoyed his amazing smile and positive attitude in the face of any challenge. My deepest sympathies to you all.

  13. Dear Kyle and Tyler,

    I am so sad to hear of your dad’s passing. I know from Patrick Elementary how much he loved his kids. Take extra good care of your mom. I’m sending my love and hugs to all of you.

  14. Lisa and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Scott. He was a great person! Benjamin, along with us, will always remember what a wonderful baseball coach he was! He holds a special place in our hearts. I hope you and the kids find peace through God during this difficult time.

  15. Lisa and Family:
    We were deeply saddened to hear of Scott’s passing. While expecting the best efforts from his players, his kind and loving demeanor with the boys is one that every parent and grandparent can learn from. He was the kind of coach every parent and grandparent wishes their child could play for. His legacy will live on. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys.
    Pete and Janet Alday
    Jack Carter’s Mimi and Papa

  16. We are deeply saddened to hear of Scott’s passing. Scott gave so much to so many people . The memory of his warm personality and radiant smile will be with us always. Lisa know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Lisa and Family,

    While you may not remember us we certainly are praying for you right now. Scott was a coach to both of our boys in both baseball and basketball. He was a very kind hearted and gentle man. We left Millcreek for a few years but came back last year for our oldest to play basketball, and Scott made it a point to say hello, and chat with both of our sons and us as well.

    Things like this seem so unfair, but please know that all of you are being thought about and prayed for. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

    Kevin, Kim, Zach, and Mason Friedel

  18. Lisa and Family:

    Life has presented your family many challenges. First your daughter and now Scott. It is hard to understand why good people are taken so early in life!

    I worked with Scott at Verizon Wireless in Alpharetta for several years. I also attended your Daughters funeral. This was a complete surprise! I can remember Scott making presentations at Ops reviews… he handled objections like a pro and usually got what he wanted from management. He was an asset to the Verizon team, a damn good Sales Manager, and he always had a great sense of humor! You also need to know that he always talked about his family. You could tell that he loved you and the kids more than anything in this world.

    Like you, I also lost my spouse at a young age. My wife Nina passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 49. It was hard for me, but even harder on my Son. I will pray for you and the kids. You will never forget him. It will always hurt inside. Just know that he is with your daughter and being cared for by God.

    Finally, be strong for your sons. They will need you and your extended family to get through this.

    God Bless!

    Rob Kasbow

  19. It’s been many years since I’ve seen Scott but his smile and fun-loving attitude will always be remembered. We worked together at Bell Atlantic/Verizon and he was such an incredible force in those days, just an amazingly positive person…he was taken far too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and my condolences to you all.

  20. I was shocked to hear about the passing of Scott. I met him in 2008 and was pleased to work with him as one of the bests manager’s I have ever had. I am very sorry to hear of the passing of such as awesome person. I will pray for you and your family in this your time of loss. You have my condolences.

  21. I was saddened to hear of Scott’s passing. He was a valued member of the Verizon family and will truly be missed. His beautiful spirit and joyful disposition kept us all laughing. He was stern but you always knew that he cared about you as a person.

    I was just laughing at all the emails I get indicating his new connections in LinkedIn. I would always say to myself that Scott was moving and shaking as usual.

    I will continue to send prayers up for your family just as I did for your beautiful daughter.

    May God bless you all!

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