Jackson, Miss. -- Scott Caraway was born in Jackson, MS in 1965 and passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 21, 2021.
Adopted from Baptist Children's Village, he attended Jackson Academy in elementary and graduated from Jackson Preparatory High School in 1983. At Prep, Scott was a member of the choral group, participated in school plays and musicals and served in other organizations during his high school years.
After high school, Scott attended Mississippi State University. During his adult life, Scott was a long time employee of the limousine industry in Dallas, Atlanta, and his hometown of Jackson. His love of art and interiors led him to open a gift shop, North Beach Interiors, based in Bay Saint Louis, MS. He also worked at Repeat Street supporting the retail and consignment industry. Frequent trips to New Orleans were his favorite pastime, as was his long time love of the International Ballet Competition where he was a volunteer. Scott was a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church, and became a regular attendee of Saint James Episcopal Church in his adult life.
Scott’s focus in his adult years became his active membership in the organizations that supported rescued dogs, especially Cheshire Abbey, where he adopted Bailey and Gertie, his beloved four-legged companions. They gave Scott strength and joy, and through his lively, unapologetic attitude, gave it to everyone else. All the work Scott had achieved in his life and all the charity that he was so dedicated to, could never amount to the comfort his friends received in Scott’s embrace. His wittiness, loyalty, kindness, and generosity to all he met and especially to his friends was unsurpassed.
His Jackson Prep 1983 classmates were honored to help and care for him throughout his last few years. His life-long close friend and fellow Prep 1983 “wittiest” partner, Susan Bush Goodman and her husband Alan, rallied the classmates quite often over the years with love, compassion, and companionship. Together with Scott’s cousin, Charles Byram, the group supported Scott every step of the way and felt a collective honor to stay by his side when he needed them the most. Accompanied with an unrelenting determination, these friends who became his family, most certainly served as God’s saving Grace that kept Scott fighting despite the constant health struggles he endured through his final years of life.
He was preceded in death by his parents Richard Aldon Caraway and Jerry Ann Byram Caraway; sister Julie Caraway. Surviving relatives include his Aunt, Carole Byram; Cousins, Charles Byram and Kevin Byram as well as Skylar Byram Casey and Sydney Byram.
The family and friends would like to thank Saint Dominic's Hospital, Baptist Hospital, Fresenius Kidney Care, Brandon Court Nursing, their doctors and nurses, and his primary doctor, Dr. Clay Hays, a classmate of Scott’s, for the compassion and love that was well deserved over the four years he was in their care. The family would also like to thank Cheshire Abbey Animal Rescue for taking in Scott’s beloved dogs, Bailey and Gertie.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Scott’s memory can be made to: Cheshire Abbey, P.O. Box 16330, Jackson, MS, 39236 or to St. James Episcopal Church 3921 Oak Ridge Drive, Jackson, MS 39216.
A graveside service will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021, at Lakewood Memorial Park 6000 Clinton Boulevard in Jackson. A celebration of life for Scott will be hosted by his high school friends of the Jackson Prep Class of 1983, and will be planned for a later date.