Mell Ann Scarborough, Braxton, MS

Mell Ann Scarborough, 63, died July 18, 2019 at Simpson General Hospital. She was born July 31, 1955 to John Travis Winter, Jr. and Mary Louise Broome.

She is survived by her husband of twenty-six years, Timothy Buford Scarborough and son John Langston Scarborough, sister Danita Winter Quebedeau of Pearl, MS, niece Jennifer (Kyle) Q. Wagner, and brother Gary (Mollie) Travis Winter of Freeport, FL. Aunts Edith (Thomas) Hilderbrand, Fay Craig, Janie (Kirby) Wilson, and uncle Francis Broome, Sr. Brothers-in-laws Randy (Joyce) Scarborough, Mark (Mary) Scarborough, Jeffrey (Christy) Scarborough and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Mell Ann was preceded in death by John Travis Winter, Jr., Mary Louise Broome Winter, Martha Allene Langston Scarborough, William Truett Scarborough, as well as aunt Edna Broome Ivy, uncles Kery Daniel Winter and George Samuel Winter; and cousin Lee Broome, Thomas Lee Broome, and Steven Samuel Roberts, Jr.

Mell Ann attended Tri County Academy and the University of Southern Mississippi (BSN). She practiced as a registered nurse in Mississippi and many other states. Mell Ann went on to complete her Master of Science at the University of Southern Mississippi; and trained as a Family Nurse Practitioner under the direction of James D. Polk, MD. Mell Ann began her practice as a FNP by opening Florence Family Clinic. She then went on to provide medical care to residents of Simpson, Smith, Rankin, and Covington Counties through her various employers. Mell Ann touched many lives as a FNP. Mell Ann believed in being a great health care provider and a strong patient advocate.

Mell Ann was well known for her quick wit and the ability to find humor in most situations. These traits endeared her to family, friends, and strangers. Mell Ann was always willing to show her loving nature by helping others.

Mell Ann also had strong leadership skills. She frequently filled the role of Charge Nurse, Supervising Nurse, or Nurse Liaison. Mell Ann served on the Board of Directors for Simpson Academy and several committees for First Baptist Church of Mendenhall.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Tutor Funeral Home in Mendenhall, MS from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Services will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in Glenwood Memorial Cemetery in Richland.

Arrangements are entrusted with Tutor Funeral Home of Mendenhall.

Proverbs 17:22 “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

Psalms 103:2-3 “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your disease.”