Virginia Miriam Seibert Scott, 93, died on October 4, 2021, at Ollie Steele Burden Manor in Baton Rouge. Born on the Seibert Plantation outside of New Roads, she was reared on the historic Pointe Coupee Road. A graduate of Poydras High School in New Roads, she received a B.S. degree from Louisiana State University where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was News Editor for the Pointe Coupee Banner, a nursery schoolteacher for 18 years, and a high school English teacher for 20 years, retiring in 1995. Active in many organizations in which she served as president, she also held various other positions. As a young mother, she was a Girl Scout Leader, a Cub Scout Den Mother, president of the Poydras High School PTA., a member of the Poydras High Athletic Boosters, president of Hunter-Fabre American Legion Auxiliary, and member of the Reading Circle, a social and literary club. In later years she was active in the Pointe Coupee Daughters of the American Revolution, Delta Kappa Gamma teacher's sorority, Pointe Coupee Good Neighbors, the Pointe Coupee Historical Society, the Morganza Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Pointe Coupee Good Neighbors, Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association, the Nation Society Colonial Dames of America and Kappa Alpha Dames. A devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Mary of False River, where she served in various ways. She was a Eucharistic Minister and was especially devoted to the Adoration Chapel. She is survived by two sons: John Archer "Briggs" Scott, III., and James William "Bill" Scott. Briggs and his wife Susan Osborne Scott, live in Lexington KY and Bill is from Baton Rouge; also, four grandchildren: John Treye Weilbacher and his wife Christin of Baton Rouge, Corey Weilbacher Weiss and her husband, Scott, of Houston, TX, John Archer "Jase" Scott, IV., of New York City and Kathleen Scott Ramirez and her husband, Ross, of Houston TX.; five great grandchildren; Kathryn Elizabeth Weilbacher, Parker Jerry Weiss, John Blake Weiss, Brayden Virginia Weilbacher and Madeline Scott Ramirez; a brother J.W. Seibert, III., and his wife Martha "Marty" of Natchez, MS, a sister Willie Mae Seibert Lancaster of Baton Rouge, and a son-in-law, Henry Weilbacher of Baton Rouge. She was preceded in death by her husband John Archer Scott, Jr., daughter, Karen Virginia Scott Weilbacher, sister, Marie Eloise Seibert Percy, and brother-in-laws, Frank Sims Percy, Jr., and William Bradford Lancaster, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Treye Weilbacher, Jase Scott, William Colin Seibert, Joe Lancaster, Frank S. Percy, III, Scott Weiss, Jake Larimore and John Benjamin Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be J. Roland Bouanchaud, Joseph Lancaster, IV, Brad Larimore, Scott Shearouse, Richard Roberts, Stuart Roberts, George Bevan, Jr., Henry Weilbacher and Jake Griffin. Visiting will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021, from 5:30pm until 9:00 pm at Niland's Funeral Home, New Roads, LA. A Catholic Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 10:00 am at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, New Roads. Burial to follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery.
Published by The Advocate from Oct. 8 to Oct. 12, 2021.