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Marian Grace Scott-Newbill
June 29, 1927 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Marian Grace Scott-Newbill, 96 years old, peacefully passed away on October 11, 2023 in her daughter’s home with her family by her side.
Marian Grace was born on June 29, 1927 in South Bend, IN to the late Arthur C. and Grace Catherine (Simmons) Scott. In February of 1946, Marian Grace married the love of her life, Rozell Newbill, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Tonya E. Newbill, grandsons, Terry Newbill and Desi Arnez, Jr. “Stinky”, sisters, Joyce Mitchell and Betty Malone, brothers, Ollie Scott, Kenneth Scott, and Robert Scott, her loving daughter-in-law, Doris Stafford-Newbill; and a grandson, Mercedes Newbill.
Left to cherish the memory of Marian Grace are her children; Donna Mae (Lonnie) Newbill-Hosea of South Bend, IN, Bobby (Debra) Newbill of South Bend, IN, Roseletha Newbill of South Bend, IN, Desi Arnez (Patricia) Newbill of Sunset, Utah, Rozell Newbill Jr. of South Bend, IN, Angelo (Rubystine) Newbill of Huntersville, NC, Tony Newbill of Carson, CA, Michelle T. Newbill of South Bend, IN, and Cecelia Faith Newbill of South Bend, IN because she was her mother. She is also survived by her brother, Donald Betty Scott of Madison, IL, a sister, Edna Mae Ester of South Bend, IN, A sister Cagee Daniels of Detroit, MI, brother, Carl Daniel of Osceola, IN; 27 grandchildren; and 70 plus great-grandchildren.
In 1952, she opened her first B-B-Que Restaurant in South Bend, IN on Washington Street. Marion opened her second restaurant in 1985. She opened her 3rd and retired in 2017. Marion was the first black women on the school board in 1952 at St. Patricks School. Marion was the pillar of St. Augustines Church. She was the first black woman in the Altar Rosary Society and taught children’s Sunday school for 20+ years. Marion was also 2nd in command for the African American Tutoring Program that she taught children’s life skills (elementary ages) for 20+ years. Marian has received numerous awards throughout her lifetime. She always was ready to volunteer whenever she was asked. Marion received the Citizen’s Award from the city of South Bend, IN. Marion also worked over 30+ years at Terry Kings Nursing Home as a nursing assistant. The patient’s loved her dearly. Also, Marion worked numerous years in Chicago, IL with Mr. & Mrs. Ziemanns. Marion adopted two of her great-great-grandchildren, Dabian and Deangelo Boyd, who she cherished dearly. She will and always be loved by all. She was the matriarch of her family, no one was a stranger, and she saw good in everyone. Marion provided food for the needy, shelter for the homeless. “Our mother was a modern day saint”.
Friends and family will be received from 11:00am – 1:00pm, with a Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1501 West Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46628. Burial will immediately follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, South Bend.
One of Marian’s favorite sayings was, “I can teach you something new honey, that you would have never learned”.
A special thank you to special friends, Jerolyn Smith and Janet Budd, ProMedica Team, nurse, Satia Lloyd, and the rest of the team, Antonette and chaplain David.