Desiree Scott

Published 10:49 am Saturday, May 29, 2010

Name: Desiree Scott

Age: 55

Occupation: Certified nursing assistant

Children’s names and ages: Feshun, 35, and Teaunda, 28

Church affiliation: Franklin Baptist Church, Hall Street, Franklin, where Dwight S. Riddick is the pastor

Pet I’d like to own: A Shih tzu; I think they are adorable pets.

People say I look like: My mother’s sister, Martha Vincent

Favorite movie of all time: The Color Purple; it’s a classic movie, a movie loved by entire family

TV show I never miss: Law and Order

The secret to happiness is: Having faith in God and believing in yourself

I wish I knew how to: Work on vehicles, so I could save money on doing the maintenance myself

Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: “He Saw the Best in Me” by Marvin Sapp

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Fish, shrimp and chicken wings

Three words that best describe me: Humorous, caring and fun

One superpower I wish I had: Rid our entire country of all the senseless violence, especially against the children

My proudest achievement: Rising my two children, as a single mother

My most humbling moment: Watching my daughter graduate from Paul D. Camp Community College with her second degree

My most recent trip: Going to Emporia to spend the weekend with a former co-worker. I really enjoyed just being out of Franklin.

My life won’t be complete until: I take that long-awaited cruise to the Bahamas

My friends think I’m: A very outgoing person

I really lose my cool when: I see anyone being mistreated

Favorite college sports team: Norfolk State Spartans

Favorite pro sports team: Dallas Cowboys, of course. My cousin, Herbert Scott, played as a defensive lineman from 1975 to the late 1980s.

Favorite color: Purple

The best life lesson I’ve learned, and who taught me: Always treat people the way that you want to be treated – my mother, Lorraine Beale

Best decision I’ve made in life: Accepting Jesus Christ as my personal Savior

Local charitable or non-profit organization I wish more people would support: American Diabetes Association

What gives me the blues: Rainy days

My best childhood memory: Sitting back and watching my aunts prepare holiday meals together and having so much fun