Blenda Joyce (B.J.) Scott

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Blenda Joyce (B.J.) Scott [nee McKee], 72, passed away on October 30, 2022 in Waco, Texas.

A celebration of life will be held at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco, on Friday, November 4 at 1:30 pm.

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Visitation is open to the public on Thursday, November 3  from 5-7 PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

B.J. was born on August 28, 1950 in Roby, Texas. She grew up around horses and barrel raced competitively, carrying that love with her throughout that life. She met her husband Glen David (Dave) in college, and they lived in Temple before settling in Arlington. While there, she worked as a phlebotomist and substitute teacher and was active in Bible study groups at Aldersgate and St. Andrew’s United Methodist Churches. After retirement, she and Dave moved to Waco to become “professional grandparents.”

B.J. is survived by her husband, Glen David; children, Joseph (Rachel) and Elizabeth (Nick); grandchildren, James and Andrew; sister, Nancy Anthis; and half-sister, Doniece Knowles. She will be missed by many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association Waco chapter at

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Dave, Beth and Joe: my sincerest sympathy in the loss of BJ. She was so blessed to have you as her family, as you were blessed with her in your family. Blessings to you all.
    Carolyn Taylor

  2. Katrina (& Steve) Lindley

    BJ has been a dear friend for over 25 years. We enjoyed shopping and having lunch together. We also attended many Bible study groups together. She was an avid Bible student and also enjoyed collecting quotes. She was a very sweet lady and will be sorely missed.

  3. I’m sorry for you loss, you’re in my prayers.

  4. I met Dave and BJ 49 years ago when Dave and I began our careers with the Social Security Administration. We reported to work for our first assignments in the Temple, TX office, meeting for the first time on October 1, 1973. Dave and I and our wives immediately became good friends and have remained close friends throughout the years. I’ve enjoyed BJ’s kind and gentle personality and loyal friendship for 49 years. Rest in sweet peace,BJ. You will be missed.

  5. Joseph, I am very sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  6. Bluebonnet Health (Hospice) Services Team

    Dear Mr. Joseph Scott and Family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss, you and your family all have our heartfelt condolences. May all the special memories you all hold near and dear to your hearts, provide some comfort and peace now and in the days ahead.

    Bluebonnet Health (Hospice) Services Team

  7. Linda Grace and I will miss our cousin Joycie (we just never could get used to calling her BJ). She was such a love to me, always making sure we stayed in touch; always caring and loving. I will meet her again soon.

  8. Patrick Whitley

    The Whitley family is sorry for your loss. She must
    Have been an incredible mother.

  9. My sincere condolences to you and the family. My prayers are with you all at this difficult time. 🙏🏽

  10. Dorene and Dennis Scogin

    David, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for you and your family in this sad time.

  11. BJ was a very special person. She was kind, gentle, soft spoken, resilient, and strong. She loved her friends and family fiercely. We met at church over 35 years ago. We have so many good memories of those years at Aldersgate and St Andrews. Whenever I think of you, BJ, I will remember your sweet smile and your loving, loyal nature. Save a seat for me, dear friend.

    Until we have that reunion, Brad and I will keep Dave, Beth, and Joe and their families in our prayers.

  12. Uncle Dave and cousins,
    The Grable/Scott family from CO are sending love to you during this time and in the days ahead. We were blessed to have Aunt BJ in our lives. She always offered great insight as a fellow twin mom and she will be missed but never forgotten. Love ya’ll very much! ❤️
    The Grable Five – Dean, Jess, Scott, Zac and Will

  13. Our sincere condolences from CTNA

  14. B.J. was a dear friend to me since we met years ago when she occasionally helped me in a school library. I can’t imagine a kinder soul. I will miss her greatly. My prayers are with her family. “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live; and whoever lives by believing in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” Jesus, in John 11:25-26

  15. Wendy King & Danny Newton

    Beth & family,

    Danny & I are so sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing. All of you are in our prayers.

  16. Lovely service. Beth, you did great. Joe, comb your hair. Love you all.

  17. Brad and Bonnie Kershaw

    I am so sorry we were not able to be at the service in person, but we watched online and we were there with you in spirit. The service was lovely, and truly a reflection of BJ’s gentle, quiet nature. Beth, you did an incredible job. It was neat to hear just how much your Mom and I had in common: our love of horses, cowboys, cookies, and windmills. Although BJ knew I was “all hat and no cattle,” she knew I also enjoyed barrel racing (but only as a spectator!) and loved to share video clips with me on Facebook. Dave, we are thinking of you, Beth, Joe, and all the family. Please know we love you all, and hold you in our prayers.

  18. Winona Bennett Cross

    Joyce was my neighbor and dear friend in high school. We ran together. We talked horses and music. We shared dreams.

    The Lovington High School Class of 1969 will miss you.

  19. Winona Bennett Cross

    Teresa Kerby Absher wasn’t able to go on line to post a message. She said to send everyone her sympathies.

    We laughed about Arts and Crafts in Junior High with B. J., about dragging main, and just about our friend.

  20. Andrea, Troy, Lily, and Molly Sporleder

    Uncle Dave, we love you and wish we were there to hug you and Beth and Joe. Our hearts are broken, but we know she is in a better place. We will cherish our many memories; she truly was the best aunt.

  21. Sam and Diane Scott

    David and Kids,
    Diane and I are so sorry for your loss. There is just nothing to say that makes it any easier to ease the pain but time will help make better. Time makes the hurt less and the happy memories stronger.

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