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Paulette Elaine Scotton

March 1, 1948 — June 1, 2024

Siler City

Mrs. Paulette Elaine Thompson Scotton, daughter of Roy and Ophelia Thompson was born on March 1, 1948, in Moore County.  She transitioned from this earthly life to her Heavenly Home on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home in Pittsboro, NC.

She was educated in the Moore County school system. She was married to her husband Norman Scotton for 58 years and they raised a family of four children together. 

During her younger years Paulette attended Bear Creek Congregational Church in 
 Robbins, NC. Upon moving to Siler City, she joined and became a faithful member of Harris Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she served in the following church auxillaries; Deaconess Board, Pastor’s Aide, Usher Board, Church Choir, and President of the Kitchen Committee. She loved the Lord, and she loved her church.

Paulette was always a hard-working individual. She was employed at Robbins & Gant of Siler City until they closed. She then worked at Klopman Mills for many years until she decided to change fields and follow her gift of caring for people.  She worked at Brian Center Convalescent Care for many years as a CNA and later retired from Chatham Hospital. She then transitioned from caring for the elderly to caring for children by working at Little Blessings Daycare and Mona’s Kiddie Care. Her skills were later required on a personal level as she took care of her son until her own health suddenly failed. She loved helping people and it was always done with a loving smile.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy, and Ophelia Thompson; brothers; Elonzo, Herman, Tommy, and Juan Thompson; one sister, Emma Scott. 

Paulette leaves to cherish her memory; Husband, Norman Scotton, of the home; two daughters, Karen Thompson and Quenna (Mona) Scotton, both of Siler City; two sons, Raymond Thompson of Asheboro, NC and Norman Scotton Jr. of Siler City; One sister, Marva Austin, of Carthage, NC; three brothers, Harrison Thompson (Mittie), of Philadelphia, PA., Roy Junior Thompson, of Carthage, NC, Donald Thompson (Alma), of Robbins, NC; one sister-in-law, Lucille Thompson of Robbins, NC; Six grandchildren, Quintisha Scotton, Zakeria Alston-Scotton, Fabian Thompson-Scotton, Isaac Thompson-Scotton, Miciah McSwain and Aireas Staton. A special nephew who thought he was a grandchild and called her “Granny”, Toques Scotton; Goddaughter’s, Tammie Strickland-Jordan, Kristalynn Everwine and Khloe Barrera, Zapharie Rodriquez. There are Nieces, Nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Paulette was a “Special Second Mother” to many in her neighborhood and the community. May the love she shared with others be imitated and continue to flow from one to another.

Paulette will be lying in state at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home chapel on Friday, June 7th, 2024, from 1 pm – 5 pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 8th, 2024, at 1 pm at First Missionary Baptist Church. Following the services, burial will be at Chatham Memorial Park. 

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home will be assisting the Scotton family.

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