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Ronald Leviticus McNeil Scott, affectionately known as “Uncle Dude” and “Jay” was a life-long resident of Boston, Massachusetts. He was born to Vanessa Scott and Leviticus McNeil on January 1, 1973, in Boston. Ronald was the older of two siblings. In his youth, Ronald was the older of two siblings. In his youth, Ronald attended Brighton High School and took courses at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Ronald had many friends, many of whom he remained close with throughout his adulthood. He was fun loving, adventurous (Sometimes too much so!) and constantly on the move, stopping by to check up on and visit family and friends. His love of “cars” aligned with his desire to pay visits. He started driving at age 14 and never stopped.
Ronald loved to cook and was extremely talented in the kitchen. When creating a dish, there was always someone eager to test it out as his flavorful food did not disappoint!
Ronald loved his family. He has a special relationship with his mom of whom he was very protective and his “Nana” whom he adored. Even when he was ill and he should have been in bed, he would travel to get her whatever he thought she might want to eat. He had to take care of Nana!
His treasures were his nine children. His love for his children was boundless. And they have shown their love for him. Ronald Jr. and Rashard caringly sat company with him during his last days and nights and they all were attentive to him. When Ciera returned home from school due to his illness, he insisted that she go back to Clark Atlanta and complete her studies. He was so proud that she will graduate in May with honors. Although he will not be physically there, he will be there in spirit. Ronald had nicknames for all the children and the grands. He was involved with all of them. He left these incredible people with his request to take care of his mom.
When he was first informed of the seriousness of his illness and when his transition was imminent, he sat down with each of his children and told them what was coming and prepared them to understand and better accept his homegoing. Throughout his illness he was open and honest and faced what was happening head on. The memory of the courageous manner in which he handled such a difficult moment in his life will be forever respected.
Ronald transitioned to be with his Lord at 4:00am on November 2, 2023. By his side was his mother, Vanessa, and his aunt Cheyvonne Roberts. He received his final words of prayer just hours prior to transitioning by Evangelist Laverne Johnson and her husband Earl Johnson at his bedside.
Ronald was preceded in death by his father, Leviticus G. McNeil and his stepfather Keith E. Brown, his grandparents Clementine and Thomas L. Scott, Sr., and his grandmother Rosie Bell.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved children, Akeia, Shakeele, Shaquille (yes there are two of them), Keiana, Ronald, Rashard, Ciera, D’Marcus, and Khyron; nine beautiful grandchildren, Akiko, Amillion, Shakur, Jaquille, Desmond, Alana, Liliana, Rashard, Jr., and Kayson; his two sisters, Jasmine E. Brown, her children Makhai and Makhari and stepsister Marie Carthon, her children, Nichelle and Louis; his stepmother Roslyn McNeil and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, and many friends. He will be sorely missed by all!