The Queen Mum, Lois Edna Scott Lail April 24, 1927 – June 17, 2018 Lois Edna Scott Lail, 91, of Glen Alpine, NC went home to her Heavenly Father on Father’s Day, June 17th, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, TN. Born April 24, 1927 in Glen Alpine, NC, she was the daughter of the late Payton Mack Scott and Jennie Ross Scott. She was a 1944 graduate of Glen Alpine High School where her daddy told her, “…she’d graduate if she was gray-headed when she did so.” She retired from Broughton Hospital after 29 years of dedicated work. She is survived by her daughter, Revonda Lail Sutton and her husband John of McKenzie, TN; her son Dr. Warren “Bud” Lail and his wife Linda of Santa Fe, NM; granddaughter Kelly Sutton Blaine and her husband Clint of Huntingdon, TN; great-grandchildren Jayde Sutton Jones and husband, Blake of Jackson’s Gap, AL; Chad Sutton of Mena, AR; Erika, Kail, Jackson, and McKinley (Mack) Blaine of Huntingdon, TN; great-great-grandchildren Bentley and Gunner Jones. She is also survived by nieces Paula Powell Crump, Becky Scott Cox, Bonnie Scott Perkins, Leann Scott Grogan, Sheila Scott Grady, and Kathy Dale, and nephews Alan Powell, Mack Scott, David Scott, Gary Dale, Lee Dale. Her husband of 46 years, Pinkney Lail, Jr., and her grandson John Sutton II preceded her in death. Brothers Clifford, Phil, and LeeRoy Scott, and sisters Christine Scott Dale, and Nell Scott Powell also preceded her in death. Lois was known for her vibrant sense of humor and her mischievousness. She was well known for playing tricks on anyone that she could. She kept the road hot in Burke, Catawba, and McDowell Counties in pursuit of all things “new out,” ambulance chasing, and going out to eat. With her gifts of playfulness and youthfulness, her last two years were filled with much laughter and sweet times with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. In 1992 she was voted “Miss Turkey Tail” where she was driven in true Queen style in the Fourth of July parade. She was known affectionately as the “Queen Mum,” or “The QM” by family and friends. When asked if she wanted an open casket at her funeral she said, “Law have mercy, yes. I want everybody to walk by and cry and say, ‘Ain’t she purty.’” She faithfully attended Faith Freewill Baptist Church in Morganton, NC for the past several years, and was a lifelong member of Lail Road Methodist Church in Glen Alpine, NC. She was a woman of great faith and was secure in knowing that she would be going to her heavenly home. She was an inspiration and joy to family, friends and loved ones. She will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends from 5pm – 7pm, Friday, June 22, 2018 at Sossoman Funeral Home in Morganton, NC. The funeral will be held Saturday, June 23rd, at 11:00 am in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home with Rocky Reese of Faith Freewill Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Glen Alpine Cemetery, Glen Alpine, NC.