Obituary of Clover May Hughie-Scott
Clover Hughie-Scott uniquely came in the world to Henry and Ellen Hughie at midnight July 31, August 1, 1948 Kingston St. Andrew but the story goes that was an odd time to be put on a birth certificate, it was agreed to place her birthdate back to July 31. She would celebrate both days through out her life in extraordinary ways. She was a deeply spiritual woman who enjoyed attending church wherever she lived, often inviting friends and co-workers. She was a quick study of the bible and owned many commentaries, delving into them daily.
She lived a life of service, education, and community. First dedicating herself to the postal career in Montego Bay before attending Church Teachers College in Manchester where she studied English Literature and Language and Spanish Education. She would enter the classroom in the mid to late seventies before emigrating to the states with her family. She was known as a wildly creative and innovative teacher, students rushed to her class, some not even enrolled in her course however came to see what she was doing! Even while in the states, she spent many hours volunteering in the classrooms from the North to the South. She was the founding member of an initiative to help immigrant children migrating to Connecticut. She was always taking a course herself. learning a new career path, even if not working in it. She was always passionately curious and progressive. She spent endless hours in research and thought for all the subjects she held dear. She passed on her love of learning to others. She traveled to Africa in 2000, touring multiple countries, her goal was to one day go back to live and teach there. Everywhere she lived she enjoyed taking apart inf the cultural events, she was a lover of the arts and its many forms, plays, parades and garden parties. We were always tagging along with her to events especially held by the library and colleges.
In Connecticut she worked many years in the insurance industry rising to stockbroker. Although she worked in insurance, she volunteered with Mentor Programs, teaching adults and children how to read, learn Spanish and develop financial literacy. She joined many volunteer programs in Connecticut often walking to raise money for her numerous charities or completing in yearly phone a-thons. Through the church she would often cook and serve meals at local shelters. In the last year living in Connecticut she worked with the Husky Healthcare system before relocating to the South.
In the South, Clover switched careers, she worked primarily in Customer Service Call Centers. As industry began to change Clover went back to school for computer tech and even hospitality management. She volunteered heavy with her Florida church in the daycare center. People were often in shock when they heard her say I am back in school. She had a wealth of knowledge from both in and out of the classroom. She also became an even more avid gardener. At one point, she never had to go to the grocery store for produce, she had everything right in the front or side of the house.
She sought to always share her knowledge in numerous ways. To everyone she always intuitively found out their gift and sought to nurture it. If there was a program or event she would not only share it but would go along if you needed support. She embraced her birth and spiritual children. She leaves behind her husband Hopeton Scott, daughter Erica-Hope, grandchild Mari, brother Kenneth, in-laws, many nieces and nephews, grand nephews, grandnieces, bountiful of cousins, god children and the unlimited kids/adults she adopted along the way. She was predeceased in death by her parents Henry, Ellen, Aunt Ada, brother Michael and sisters Gloria and Yvonne.