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Obituary for Cleo "Suzy" Hollinshed (Scott)

Cleo Scott Hollinshed was born June 13, 1941 in Lake Providence, LA to the union of Isadell Scott and Shiloh Taylor. Both Parents, her sister Barbara Hopton Greenlee, and her nephew Anthony Lewis preceded her in death.

In the mid 1940's, the Scott family moved to Garfield Avenue in Saint Louis and became members of Mercy Seat Baptist Church and later Kingsway Baptist Church. After attending Riddick and Marshall Elementary Schools, Cleo graduated from Charles H. Sumner High School in 1960. She loved her time at Sumner and participated in many activities. Her favorite activity was being Majorette with life-long friends Brenda Hill Thomas and Meryln Gant Parrish.

In 1956 she met the love of her life, Jordan "Jerry" Hollinshed when he, literally, fell at her feet! They dated for 5 years and married on January 29, 1961 at Kingsway. Cleo and Jordan settled in North St. Louis and had 2 beautiful daughters, Tracy Lynne and Lisa Nichelle.

In 1969 they moved to Maryland Heights after purchasing a house. Cleo gave up her job as medical research secretary to be a stay at home mother for her family. She was active in her daughter's school's PTA and their Girl Scout Troops. She later returned to the workforce and held various jobs in retail, insurance, and customer service.

Feeling that something was missing in her life, Cleo became a member of First Baptist Church of Creve Coeur under
Rev. James E. Lacy. Just like Kingsway, she was active in the church. Because of her love of children, Cleo worked with the Youth Dept. for several years, she alternated serving as the Youth Dept. Director with her dear friends Peggy Branion, Jean Evans, and Ella Jones. Later, Cleo taught the Junior Class in Sunday School. She also served as Deaconess, in the WMU, in the Women's Annual Day Choir and as the Annual Picnic Co-Chairperson.

"Suzy", as she was affectionately known, loved spending time with her mother, siblings and extended family. She also enjoyed playing cards with friends, "Girls Night" outings, and attending and watching Cardinals baseball games with her family.

White surrounded by her loved ones at home, Cleo departed earthly life on August 4, 2022.
She leaved behind her loving husband of 61 years, Jordan; her devoted daughters Tracy and Lisa; her twin brother, Leo Scott; her sister, Florine Lacefield; her neice, Keita Hopton; her nephews, Yehodi Scott, Alexander Scott, and Craig (La Trina) Hopton; her great-niece, Asha Hopton; her great-nephew, Clayton Hopton; her sister-in-law, Ann (John) Taylor; and a host of family and friends.

Cleo will be missed by all who knew and loved her.