Visitation will be 5pm-8pm Friday at Stringer Family Funeral Services in Crystal Springs. Services will be 10am Saturday at Stringer Family Chapel with burial in Crystal Springs Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Crystal Springs is handling arrangements.
Lynn was born June 3, 1919 on Coor Springs Road in Crystal Springs, one of twins born to Wallace J. Scott and Mamie Green Scott.
She was a 1936 graduate of Crystal Springs High School where she played
basketball, baseball, tennis, ran track, was a cheerleader, class officer, newspaper reporter, and delegate to HiY Conference. In 1938 Lynn graduated from Copiah Lincoln Junior College where she participated in Glee Club, French Club, “W” Club, played tennis and ran track. Honors at Co-Lin included being a member and co-captain of the State-Wide Championship basketball team in 1938. In her second year she worked as secretary to the Registrar, Mr. Willie Smith. In 1988 she was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Co-Lin. In 1996 she was selected as outstanding alumna.
Lynn remained active in sports her whole life as both participant and spectator
earning many trophies and honors in golf, tennis and bowling all around the
world. She also enjoyed fishing, dancing, riding horses, bridge, hiking,
camping, gardening and travel.
On October 11, 1942 she was united in marriage to Dr. Francis J. LeBeau who was a plant pathologist at the Experiment Station. She was his helpmate as he served with U. S. State Department in Mexico, Guatemala, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Tunisia, Indonesia, Haiti and Nepal. They returned to Crystal Springs in 1972 and purchased the Scott Home Place on West Georgetown Street. They continued their travels visiting Russia, China, Senegal, Kenya, The Ivory Coast, Cambodia, Thailand, much of Europe and Latin America. Her favorite tourist spot was Taj Mahal in Agra, India.
After her husband’s death in 1987, she traveled the U. S. frequently on bus
tours or with her daughter and son-in-law in their RV and later flying
frequently with wheelchair assistance.
Lynn was a member of the DAR, UDC, Co-Lin Alumni Club, and the 50 Plus Club. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs and was active with her Sunday School Class and their activities until failing health curtailed her activities.
Dr. LeBeau preceded her in death in 1987.
She is survived by her children, F. Scott LeBeau (Monica) of Charlottesville, Virginia; Peggy L. Masley (Arpad) of Belfair, Washington; Tommy J. LeBeau of Crystal Springs; three grandchildren, Samuel LeBeau (Sally), Kelsey LeBeau, and Sandra (Scott) and three step-grandchildren; one great grandson and seven step-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her twin sister, Wren Jordan of Columbia, South Carolina and numerous.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Estelle Scott and brothers,
and Harold Scott.
Memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs,
Copiah Lincoln Community College, or a charity of the donor’s choice.