Rosetta Brandon-Scott, 76, devoted churchgoer

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Brandon-Scott
Posted: March 12, 2013

ROSETTA BRANDON came from Halifax, Va., where she was raised in a church-going atmosphere with family and friends who imbued in her the ideals of hard work and service to others.

"Halifax was known for its church people," said longtime friend Robin Cunningham-Gladden. "They believed in working hard, save your money, do the right thing, be a lady. All those old-fashioned virtues."

Rosetta brought those virtues with her to Philadelphia when she arrived in 1958, took jobs in the computer industry and worked with children as a teacher's aide.

Rosetta Brandon-Scott, as she became after she married Edward D. Scott in 1957, a devoted mother and grandmother, died of cancer Feb. 28. She was 76 and lived in West Oak Lane.

Rosetta and her best friend, Joanne "Joey" Gilfillian, were like sisters, always ready to help one another. "When she needed something, I was there, and when I needed something, she was there," Gilfillian said.

They "spent over 30 years enjoying people and making new friends everywhere they traveled," Rosetta's family said.

"All who knew Rosetta fell in love with her. She will always be remembered for her impeccable taste in clothing, her candor, jubilance and outgoing spirit."

Rosetta was born in Halifax to Dorsey and Dealia Brandon. She got her education there, including attending business school. In 1949, she moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she met her future husband. He was employed at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.

After arriving in Philadelphia, she went to work for Johnson Computers Inc. as a word processor for more than 20 years. She later worked for Standard Business Systems for 10 years.

After retiring from SBS, Rosetta worked as a teacher's aide, and "loved her job working with the youth, and they loved her," her family said.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Chandra Jolene; a son, Edward Darius Scott Jr.; a sister, Geneva, and a granddaughter, Evan.

Services: Were Thursday.

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