Mr. Rev. Coach Bro. Scott Mangum, originally of Moselle, MS finally closed his eyes in eternal peace surrounded by his family and in his home in Morton, MS. He gained a victory in Heaven that earth could not provide, and he is now resting, completely cancer and pain-free at the feet of Jesus Christ and His Lord God Almighty. He had just celebrated his 50th birthday on June 8, 2022.
Scott was preceded in death by his grandparents, Derry and Della Mangum of Magee, MS and John Aubrey and Clara Sellers, of Moselle, MS as well as his father, Tommy Dale Mangum, also of Moselle, MS.
Scott is survived by his beloved wife, Christy Swindall-Mangum, and his four remarkable children, John-Mark, Christyna, Shelton, and Cooper Mangum all of Morton, MS, as well as his precious goddaughter, Jessica Guy of Loranger, LA, and the well-known light in his eye, partner in crime, adorable and greatly loved granddaughter, Aubrey Michelle Mangum Horn, also of Morton, MS.
Scott is also survived by his loving mother, Elizabeth Ann Sellers Mangum, of Moselle, MS, his sister, Selena (Freddy) Stephens, of Oak Grove, MS, and brother, Steven (Shawn) Mangum, of Crawley, TX and several beloved knuckle-headed nephews and two adored nieces: Caleb (Maggie) Swindall, Cyndle (Hunter) Tate, Wesley (Ragen) Beard, Logan (Lindsay) Stephens, Austin (Hannah) Swindall, Nathan Beard, Callie Beth Stephens, Jacob Mangum and Logan Beard.
In addition to his devotion to his family, Scott was a pillar in his community as a teacher and church planter. His heart was always focused on ways to minister to and love everyone he met. As a teacher, he leaves thousands of students who will mourn his loss, as he was a mentor and father-figure to so many. He also leaves behind special friends and church family members who will strive to live out the faith and love of Jesus that Scott always modeled.
Two services will be held to celebrate the life and ministry of Scott Mangum in order to provide ample opportunity for all to attend and pay their respects. Visitation will be Friday, November 18th from 5 pm to 7 pm and Saturday, November 19th from 9 am -10:30 am at Ott and Lee funeral home in Morton, MS. A service in Morton will be 11 am on Saturday, November 19th at First Baptist Church, Morton, MS. Another service in his hometown church, Moselle Memorial Baptist Church will be held at 2 pm on November 20th, with a brief visitation prior from 12:30 pm-1:45 pm.
The family asks that instead of flowers, that donations be made to LifeSpring Ministries as they plan to continue the legacy and passion Scott had to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those in Scott County.