Elect Lady Mildred Scott Johnson was born September 2, 1950 in Cincinnati, OH. She was the daughter of the late Chief Apostle Fred C. Scott and Elect Lady Mother Edith Scott. She was fifth child of ten children. As her first born brother died at childbirth, she grew up with three brothers and five sisters.
As a child, young Mildred grew up in the West End and attended Sands Elementary school K-2. The family later moved to Evanston where she attended Evanston School (3-6), Sawyer Junior High School, and Withrow High School graduating in 1968. Growing up, Lady Mildred was known to be athletic and always had a fiery personality. Playing church as child, she often was the preacher sharing her powerhouse sermon “Who Looked on Me!” She had an adventurous and fun side to her, as her sister Vera recalls tagging along with her to meet the rich and famous like Marvin Gaye. She was a creative talent herself, writing the church plays “As the Church Turns” and All My Sisters” (co-written with niece Elizabeth and sister Vera.)
Lady Mildred loved to sing and started a gospel group at her father’s church with members Elect Ladies Hazel Adams, Shelby Taylor, and Charlene Brandy. She would also sing in a group with her family, known as the Scott Sisters. Lady Mildred was often a featured soloist in the Angelic choir from a little girl until an adult, and was known for her charismatic rendition of her signature songs ”My God is Standing By” and “God Is!”
Lady Mildred was a lifelong member of the church her father founded, the Lockland House of God. She served the church in many capacities. In her younger years, she was one of our first women deaconess presiding over service, and during devotion, she wouldn’t let you sit down without feeling the Spirit. She walked the streets with her aunt, Elect Lady Eudetha (Dessie) Brand, asking people to help the church and come visit. She was in the junior Missionaries, nurse’s guild and usher board. She also enjoyed helping her cousin Deacon David Brand, Sr. with his fundraising efforts for the church. She was be appointed an Elect Lady in 2018.
After high school, Lady Mildred attended Central State University. Her first job was with Western Southern Life Insurance Co. She would later earn her associates degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Cincinnati. She worked as a teacher for various school districts including North College Hill High School, Winton Woods, and Cincinnati Public Schools.
Lady Mildred was married to Sydney Johnson until his untimely passing. Lady Mildred spent the remainder of life as a single mom to her three children, who remember her as hardworking and loving her family dearly. She taught her children to stick together, the importance of staying in the church and being saved. She left them with essential keys such as being trustworthy, honest and dependable. Lady Mildred had one-of-kind personality who lived her life out loud and praised God out loud. Even later in life when she lost one of her legs in a car accident, it did not stop her from giving God praise. Her fiery praise and outgoing personality were her calling card. Every restaurant in Cincinnati will miss her “specialty orders.” All these times will now serve as fond and special lasting memories to all who knew her.
Lady Mildred took her rest from this earthly life January 17, 2023. She is preceded in death by her husband Sydney Johnson, her parents, the Chief Apostle Bishop Fred C. Scott and Elect Lady Mother Edith B. Scott, her brothers Fred Scott Jr. and Apostle Paul Scott, sister Regina Embry; her grandparents, McKinley and Elect Lady Zula Scott; her aunt and uncles; Elect Lady Eudetha and Jimmy Brand, Paul and John Scott, and Robert Watts. She leaves to celebrate her life in homegoing her children; Fred Scott, Edith Scott, Darren Johnson and her special daughter, Keisha; two brothers and four sisters; Bishop Larry Scott (Linda), Connie (Bishop Ronald) Brown, Marjorie Hunter (Bishop Michael-deceased), Pamela Mitchell (Joseph), John Scott (Jewell-deceased), and Vera Johnson; sister-in-law, Elect Lady Margo Scott; brother-in-law, Courtney Embry; her aunt; Beulah Mack; her close friend Sarah Denise Wills-Dubose; adopted family, Elect Lady Barbara Adams and Bishop Curtis Joash; her three grandchildren; godchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, and friends.