Sallie Angelyn Conyers was born to James and Katie Conyers in Gurley, Alabama. She spent her childhood in Wilmington, North Carolina, and they moved to Hampton, Virginia when she was a teen-ager. She graduated from George P Phenix School on the campus of Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) and went on to receive her registered nurse certification from the Medical College of Virginia. She met TSgt William “Scottie” Scott, USAF, and they married October 8, 1960. To this union William Alexander II and Shari Aleene were born. After her husband retired from the Air Force in 1975 they settled in San Antonio and lived in their home together for over 30 years. They were active members of Mt Zion 1st Baptist Church. She was active with the Mt Zion Health Care Team, a team of nurses that volunteered to be on duty during the services and at funerals, and she served as president at one point. She was a member of Chi Eta Phi nursing sorority, Epsilon Chi chapter. While raising a family, she returned to school in 1985 and received her Bachelor’s of Nursing degree from St Joseph’s College in Maine at the age of 50. She was dedicated to her profession and retired in 1999 after 36 years in nursing. Her last 20+ years were spent working in the surgical intensive care unit at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. She was awarded the prestigious “Commander’s Coin” and was recognized several times for outstanding care of her patients.
Throughout her adult life she was very active in the community. From 1997-1999 she was President of the Government Girls Club which was very active in raising money for scholarships and charitable organizations like the American Cancer Society. She was a charter member of the Original San Antonio Black Nurses Association (SABNA) and was President of the organization for 20 years before stepping down. She was active with Leslie Foster Community Echoes. After her children had grown and left home, she spent many years volunteering to feed the hungry on Thanksgiving Day with Sis Angnet Norman’s Testimonies of God’s Greatness ministry. She was very creative, and over the years her passion found an outlet in creating custom T-shirts, then jewelry, then wreaths, baskets and flower arrangements. She found a special contentment socializing while overseeing arts and crafts with the senior citizens of the Roseville Apartments. She enjoyed spending time with friends at the District 2 Senior Center and later after moving to League City, at the Dickinson Community Center in Dickinson, TX. She was known for her sharp outfits with big, colorful jewelry and blinged-out hats.
She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years, her parents and her brother, James Wilbur Conyers. She leaves behind to cherish the memories her son CW5 William A Scott, II, PhD, US Army, (Theresa) and daughter Shari Jackson, MD (Elias); 6 grandchildren Avie Murrell (Andre), SSG Anthony Sanders, Jr (Michelle), Antonio Sanders, Elias Jackson III, Isaiah Jackson and Savannah Jackson; 5 great-grandchildren Antuan Sanders, Alijah Murrell, Ayanna Murrell, Emma Sanders, and Adrian Sanders; nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of dear friends.