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.