OXFORD, Miss. - Louise Hanna Scott Breazeale, 86, passed away on April 13, 2013, at Emeritus at Oxford in Oxford, Miss. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Oxford, Miss. The graveside service will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The daughter of the late Harry C. and Phoebe M. Hanna, Louise was born in Lisbon, Ohio. She graduated from Salem High School and remained active in the Salem High School Alumni Association and in class reunions. Louise moved to Oxford after graduating from Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., where she majored in French, Spanish and English. Louise's first teaching assignments were at Leetonia (Ohio) High School and University High School (Oxford, Miss.). In later years, she taught at College Hill Academy and Oxford-University School.
Louise was preceded in death by two wonderful husbands. Louise and her first husband, Charles M. Scott, were parents to two sons and a handicapped daughter, Amy. Working with Amy inspired Louise and C.M. to become advocates for the handicapped. The results of these efforts are the Scott Center for profoundly handicapped children and the Amy Scott Playground named in honor of their daughter. The Scott family were members of the Friends organization of the North MS Regional Center and supported it in many ways.
Louise's second husband, Dr. Mack Breazeale, was a physics professor at the Whitten Center for Physical Acoustics and the University of MS. They enjoyed traveling and attending physics conferences in Europe and Asia where they made many friends. They would often invite these colleagues to visit them in Oxford.
Louise was a member of Oxford-University United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir for many years. Louise was also the owner of Scott's Forge, a custom framing and hobby shop, located in the former Country Village. Louise's other activities included membership in PEO, University Dames, the Historic Preservation Group, and the American Cancer Society.
In addition to Charles M. Scott and Mack A. Breazeale, Louise was preceded by her daughter, Amy Louise Scott.
Louise is survived by two sons, Charles M. Scott (Rebecca) of Clinton, Miss., and Stephen H. Scott (Linda) of Flora, Miss.; three stepchildren, Jennifer Breazeale Ball (David) of Knoxville, Tenn., David M. Breazeale (Karen) of Nashville, Tenn., and William C. Breazeale of Sacramento, Calif.; two grandchildren, Shelly Vincent (Jeremiah) and Jeff Scott (Amy); three step-grandsons, David Ball, Hunter Breazeale and Landon Breazeale; two great-grandsons, Hunter Vincent and Jake Scott; a sister, Marjorie Hoffman (Jerry) of Boston, Mass.; two brothers, David H. Hanna (Flo) of Cleveland, Ohio, and John W. Hanna (Nancy) of Delaware, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews. The family extends their appreciation to Louise's friends and caregivers, Loretta and Oddis Barr.
Memorials in Mrs. Breazeale's memory may be made to Oxford-University United Methodist Church, 424 S. 10th Street, Oxford, Miss. 38655 or The Scott Center, 401 N. Fifth St., Oxford, Miss. 38655.
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