Anita Scott

Obituary of Anita Faye Scott

Anita Faye Scott (Rivera), age 60 of Cookeville, TN, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN. She was born on April 12, 1960 in West Palm Beach, FL to Claudia Yvonne Rivera (Hord) and Jose Luis Rivera. She is survived by her husband, Mark Gaines, her 4 children, Charles Link, Eve Doston (Rivera), Christopher Bridges, and Harmony Foster (Singletary), 10 Grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, as well as her brothers Alan Rivera, Paul Hord, Jonathan Hord, and sister, Roxanne Zureich (Rivera). She also leaves behind her beloved Dachshund “Bella”. Her mother Claudia Hord, sister Cynthia Hord, and great grandchild Jeremiah Doston preceded her in death. Before retiring, Anita was a Certified Nursing Assistant for over 20 years. She was passionate about caring for the elderly, and her patients absolutely loved her. Although she was a native of Florida and moved throughout the years, Anita found her home in Tennessee because she loved the cold weather and beautiful mountains. In her younger years, she loved gardening and especially loved her beautiful sunflowers. A plant will be added to the church garden in her remembrance at Sonlight Church, located at 4156 Flynns Creek Rd, Gainesboro, TN 38562. Anita loved being a grandmother to all of her grandkids. She spent many vacations with her kids and grandkids going camping, taking trips to the Florida beaches, or visiting local rivers in Tennessee. Although she was taken sooner than we wanted, she loved God so we know she is at peace now in Heaven. She will live on always in the hearts and minds of her family and friends. Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379 (423) 843-2525 Please share your memories, stories and photos at
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