Victoria Arwilla Seamon-Scarborough

Victoria Arwilla Seamon-Scarborough was born to the late Carrie Mae Seamon and Horace Collins on May 17, 1932 in Crisfield, MD.  God called her home on January 1, 2013 after a lengthy illness. Early in her childhood her mother moved to Philadelphia and allowed Victoria to stay in Crisfield to be raised by her aunt and uncle, Mary and Robert Drummond. Victoria was educated in the Somerset County Public Schools and graduated from Crisfield Colored High School in 1948. She earned her Bachelors degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and did graduate studies at Temple University. In November 1960 Victoria married the late George Henry Scarborough.  From this union there were two children Luzon (deceased) and Carrie Mae. Victoria was very devoted to her family. She believed in the value of a strong family unit based on the teachings of Christ and the value of education. She instilled these beliefs in her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. Often asking Carrie and Carlos “are you taking these children to church” or challenging her grandsons on the lessons they were learning in school and telling them that a good education was very important. Victoria always had a love for children and took every opportunity to motivate and encourage them. She transferred that love for children into a 34 year teaching career that started at Carter G. Woodson School in 1955. She was determined to push young people to do their best in everything.  Her drive and motivation for education left a deep and lasting impression on every child she taught and stayed with them into their adult years. During her career she also taught sewing classes at the Somerset County Migrant Program for several years and taught an adult GED program for Somerset County after retirement. Victoria enjoyed her retirement years, often going on trips and vacations with her club members and daughter. Victoria devoted her life to Christ at a young age at Shiloh United Methodist Church where she remained an active member until her health began to fail. She loved working for the Lord and coming to church.  She worked in the kitchen for many years, served as President of the Communion Stewards, was a member of the United Methodist Women, served on the PPRC and held various other offices.  She was always willing to help in any capacity. She was a longtime member of the Guess Who Social club and the Quiet Ten club. Victoria had a zest for life and a contagious laugh. Victoria loved everybody. She had a generous spirit and was always willing to help someone in need. She was an avid reader who loved to sew and cook. She was extremely friendly and would talk to anybody that would listen.  She used to say ‘be nice to everybody…you never know who you will need before you die”. She leaves to cherish fond memories her daughter, Carrie Bivens (Carlos) of Joppa, MD., sister Romenia Douglas (Burnzie) of Philadelphia, PA., sister in law Annie Mae Scarborough of Marion, MD.  Two grandchildren Brandon and Kyle Bivens, special sister in Christ Kay Blue, God Daughter Victoria Walker(Durell) of Salisbury, MD., devoted nephew Preston Scarborough (Veronica), nieces, nephews and a host of other cousins relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held Saturday January 5, 2013 1 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Crisfield. Where friends may call 1 hour prior. The Reverend Frances Fitchett will officiate. Friends may also call at the church Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Mount Peer U.M.C. Cemetery in Marion Station.

4 Responses to “Victoria Arwilla Seamon-Scarborough”

  • Ruth A. Jones:

    Just to let you know. Trust in the Lord forever! For the Lord is an eternal rock.I’m thinking about you with a full and grateful heart. Your mother was a true professional, but most important of all was that she was a true friend. She will truly be missed. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. They say that time is the best healer. However, I find that holding on to your memories helps to ease the loss that you are experiencing now. God Bless You.

    Ruth A. Jones

  • Ernesteen Corbin:

    To Carrie Mae and the Scarborough Family,

    I was saddened to hear of Mrs. Scarborough, She was a wonderful wonderful woman and teacher (one of my favorites) at Old and new Woodson Middle Schools. I would love to see her smile and hear her laugh. I will cherish fond memories of her and all that she has taught me. I know that she is a Special Angel up in Heaven watching over all of her children as she often called her students.
    May God comfort as we celebrate Mrs. Scarboroughs life. God Bless Each of You!

    Teene Corbin
    Waycross, Ga.

  • Donna Hayman Long:

    When I saw Mrs. Scarborough’s obituary in the newspaper last evening, my heart sank. She was my beloved Home Economics teacher at Woodson Middle School in the early eighties. I loved Mrs. Scarborough, and she loved all of my classmates; each in a special way. It is rare to have vivid memories of classroom lessons implemented thirty years ago, but I remember as if it was yesterday, the life-sized cookie we baked and decorated, the advertisements we made for healthy foods, the cat pillows we made…but, most of all I remember Mrs. Scarborough’s kindness. She had a significant impact on my life, and I will always hold her memory close to my heart. I’ve been blessed to have had many wonderful educators, but please know that Mrs. Scarborough is one of my favorite teachers of all times. I also remember how very much she loved her family. Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I too am celebrating her life and mourning her loss.

  • Elmer Barkley & Family:

    Our family sends heartfelt thoughts to your family.

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