Norma Elease Parrack Scott passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the age of 89. Norma was born in Ingram, Texas on February 13, 1933 to Mr. and Mrs. (Alta Lee Wofford) Henry Alexander Parrack. She graduated from West Columbia High School and attended the University of Houston. During these years she worked as a secretary for Dow Chemical and Humble Oil (Exxon) and in 1956, Norma married Herbert (Hub) Brooker Scott, Jr. from Hearne, Texas. They lived in West Columbia until 1963 when they moved to Houston and raised their three children there. Norma applied her passion for interior decorating to her home and began collecting antiques, sewing beautiful garments and tending her rose garden. She enjoyed taking art classes at The Glassell School of Art at MFAH and loved to sketch portraits and paint still lifes.
Norma obtained her real estate license in 1980 and began a successful twenty-five year career specializing in homes in the River Oaks, Avalon and West University areas. In 1982, the academy-award winning movie, Terms of Endearment, was filmed at her home on Locke Lane.
One of Norma’s favorite seasons in her career was renovating historic homes in Galveston in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. She moved into one of the homes she renovated which was on the Historic Homes Tour and featured in The Houston Chronicle.
Wanting to spend more time with some of her out of town grandchildren, she also spent a few years living in Fairhope, Alabama and College Station, Texas before moving back to Houston in 2018.
Norma spent decades researching and documenting her family’s genealogy. She was very proud that her family ancestry included arriving into St. James Colony in the mid 1600’s as well as being the earliest settlers in Texas. She often traveled throughout Texas, the South, the East Coast and England researching her family history.
Most of all, Norma loved her family, friends and her faith. Her most cherished roles were mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She was raised and married in the Baptist Church and later became a member of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. She was a student of the scriptures throughout her life. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the late 90’s, her faith and her well-loved sense of humor gave her hope and strength each day.
Affectionately known as Mimi, Norma is survived by her three children and their spouses, Alexa Scott Mosteller (Charlie), Suzette Scott Walker (Tim) and Erik Shawn Scott (Katy Holmes); her grandchildren, Bronwyn Walker Beauchamp (Paul), Stewart Scott Walker, Mary Catherine Scott Mosteller, Sarah Wofford Mosteller Meadows (Scott), Elizabeth Ryan Scott, and John Foster Scott; and her great-grandson, Walker Ray Beauchamp.
The family extends their gratitude to the team of caregivers who supported and loved their mother, especially Olivia Garrett and Senait Tecle.
A memorial service will be held in The Chapel at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard in Houston on Saturday, June 25th at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow in Sumner Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Houston Area Parkinson’s Society or The Michael J. Fox Foundation will be greatly appreciated.