Zadie Avrett Scott, 86, of Atlanta passed away peacefully on August 18, 2010. Zadie is survived by her husband of 61 years, Julian Harrell Scott, daughters Cindy Scott McAlister and husband Rustin of Athens, Peggy Scott Spillane and husband Kevin of Marietta, and her six precious granddaughters Brooks and Ansley McAlister, and Courtney, Rachel, Olivia and Emily Spillane. She is also survived by sister-in-law Marie Scott and brother-in-law George Scott, both of Athens, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and her lifetime sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi. Zadie was preceded in death by her parents Mamie Allgood Avrett and Harris Boynton Avrett. Born in Athens, Georgia, she attended Athens High and the University of Georgia where she received her degree in Psychology. After a few years of teaching, she devoted her life to her husband, children and grandchildren. For 44 years, she was an active member of St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church in Atlanta, where she served on many guilds and chapters. She also served as a Girl Scout Leader and held offices in numerous groups, including the Symphony Guild, DAR, UDC, and Alpha Omicron Pi. Zadie's family was her greatest joy, and she and Julian enjoyed traveling with their children and friends. She was a loving wife, mother and faithful servant and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 21st at 11am, at Saint Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, with visitation to follow at the church. A graveside service will be held at Oconee Hills Cemetery in Athens, Georgia at 4:30pm, with the family receiving family and friends at the Sexton's House at 3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Suthers Center for Christian Outreach at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 3110 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30319.

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  1. As Chaplain of the Alfred Holt Colquitt UDC Chapter #2018, I expend condolences to your family for our dear Zadie whom I have know for many years. She was indeed a treasure and such a sweet lady. Our thoughts are prayers are with you all at this time, and in the days to follow. I will send information to the Ga. Division Chaplain, and her name will be read at the Memorial Service at Ga. Division Convention on Oct 1, 2010 at the St. John United Methodist Church, Augusta, GA. A memorial contribution from our Chapter will be sent to the Ga. Division Memorial Fund. I regret that I will be unable to attend the service at the Church. A notice will be sent to all members via e-mail today, Friday. With much love, Mary

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