Ginger (Lee) Scott

March 26, 1972 ~ October 20, 2020 (age 48)


Mrs. Ginger Lee Scott, 48, of Whiteville passed away on October 20, 2020, at Columbus Regional Healthcare System surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born March 26, 1972, in Lumberton, North Carolina.  The younger of two children, she grew up in Whiteville.  Ginger attended Whiteville High School, where she was the captain of the cheerleading team and excelled in dance and her favorite subject, math. 

She then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Sociology and Political Science.  She was joined at UNC by her high school sweetheart and future husband, Martin Scott, where they were the co-presidents of the UNC Shag Dance Club.  They also enjoyed attending UNC football and basketball games and loved participating in the annual Halloween festivities on Franklin Street. 

Upon graduation in 1994, Ginger returned to Columbus County and began working with the Columbus County Department of Social Services.

Ginger and Martin were married on May 18, 1996, at Fair Bluff United Methodist Church.  Following Martin’s graduation from law school, Ginger earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

After serving as the Human Resources Director for Southeastern Regional Mental Health, she took a position as the Vice President of Human Resources (Human Resources Director) at Columbus Regional Healthcare System where she remained until her premature retirement following a cancer diagnosis in 2012.

Ginger and Martin were the proud parents of three children: Sealey, Christopher, and Alexander, whom she adored.  She was a faithful member of Whiteville First Presbyterian Church. 

Ginger loved attending live concerts with her husband and was an avid runner and shag dancer.  She enjoyed spending time at the beach and exploring cities such as Charleston, New York, and San Francisco. She also loved teaching her children to snow ski and snowboard and relished her time watching her children participate in sports, dance, and music.  

Even after her diagnosis with cancer, Ginger continued to embrace and live life to the fullest.  She and her family were grateful for the excellent care she received at both Levine Cancer Center and Duke Cancer Center.  Through Duke Cancer Center, she was one of a select few enrolled in a groundbreaking clinical trial that not only lengthened her life but also allowed her to make a significant contribution to the advancement of lung cancer treatment. 

She is survived by her husband, Martin Scott, and children Sealey, Christopher, and Alexander  Scott; her mother, Janice Britt Wood of Clarendon; and her father, Ronnie Dale Lee of Whiteville.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Randy Lee.

Martin and their children will be receiving friends and family from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, October 23, 2020 at their home in Whiteville.  Ginger’s funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Whiteville First Presbyterian Church.  A graveside service will follow at Whiteville Memorial Cemetery.  The family encourages the use of masks and social distancing.

While flowers are much appreciated, and Ginger truly loved flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) Thoracic and Lung Cancers Fund at Make a Gift to Duke or 300 W. Morgan St., Suite 1200, Durham, NC 27701.

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Funeral Service
October 24, 2020

11:00 AM
Whiteville First Presbyterian Church (Whiteville, Franklin Street, Wilmington, Charleston, New York, San Francisco, Clarendon!, Whiteville Memorial Cemetery)


Whiteville Memorial Cemetery
Hwy 701 N
Whiteville, NC 28472

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