A 2000 profile of the couple in the Afro-American newspaper said they had been "making significant contributions to the life style of Howard County for 40 years," adding that they had been "quietly and significantly contributing to the fabric" of the county.
In 1969, Omar J. Jones, then-Howard County executive, appointed Mrs. Scott as a commissioner to the Howard County Commission on Aging, which had been established that year.
During her 12 years on the commission, from which she stepped down in 1981, Mrs. Scott was instrumental in the planning of Howard County's Florence Bain Senior Center, which opened in 1983 and was named for the county's first chairwoman of the Commission on Aging.
When the senior center, whose name was later changed to the Bain Center, reached its 25th anniversary, Mrs. Scott told The Baltimore Sun in an interview that she came in every other day to socialize and eat lunch.
"It just gives me the opportunity to chat with people. I'm kind of isolated, living in a rural area," she said. "I read lots of books and stuff, and walk around and chat with some of the people I know."
In addition to her work with the commission, Mrs. Scott was appointed to an eight-member advisory board to the Department of Human Services, whose mission was to allocate funds for human services and plan programs that would meet residents' needs.
Both Mrs. Scott and her husband, who died in 2002, had served on the board of the African American Cultural Center in Howard County, and both were lifelong members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
She also had been an active member for 64 years of her college's alumni association and had been looking forward to attending her 65th class reunion.
Since 2007, Mrs. Scott had resided in Columbia.
Mrs. Scott, who was a world traveler, also enjoyed reading and gardening and was a gourmet cook. She liked entertaining family and friends and was known for her Southern gumbo and rockfish that she stuffed with crab meat, family members said.
Mrs. Scott was an active communicant of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Ellicott City and St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at noon Tuesday.
In addition to her granddaughter, Mrs. Scott is survived by her son, Wayman Anthony Scott III of Columbia; two brothers, George Anderson of Brentwood, Calif., and Bernard Anderson of Jackson, Miss.; two sisters, Alfreda Anderson Scott of Los Angeles and Amy Anderson Black of Lansing, Mich.; two other grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.