Lee Scott


Lee Granderson Scott, better known as L.G., was born August 5, 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri to Phillip Lee and Louvenia Scott. He transitioned from this life on April 20, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio.

His musical career started at the age of three as he watched and admired people playing the piano. He was the pianist for the first live radio broadcast of Lively Stone Church at the age of thirteen. L.G. was assigned duties as the Director of the Lively Stone Music Department at the age of fifteen. He administered leadership to the Senior Choir, the Pentecostal Chorus, the Youth Choir, and the Radio Broadcast Choir.

L.G. graduated from O’Fallon Technical School, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Louis Institute of Music at Washington University in 1969, and acquired several professional certificates of achievement.

In 1963, he was the first organist to record with the famous O’Neal Twins. Approximately three years later, he helped form the Midwestern District Choir of the Thirteenth Episcopal District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. In 1970, this choir produced its first album entitled “Witness” winning the choir the “Choir of the Year Award” by the late Reverend James Cleveland of the Gospel Music Workshop of America. In 1972, L.G. organized the Lee Scott Singers. They recorded their first album, “Peacemaker”, and performed in Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The “Peacemaker” album received two gold record awards from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Fund. In addition, L.G’s rendition of “I Have a Dream” sung by Austin Layne, Jr. received a gold record award as a single 45 recording.

In 1972, he founded the Mid America Recording Company recording several artists including Zella Jackson Price and her first song “Say a Little Prayer for Me.” Approximately, two years later, he formed the Mid-America Gospel Enterprise, which included a music school and recording plus publishing studios. Motivated to move forward, Mid-America Gospel Records was established in 1978. It was through these accomplishments that L.G. gained national and international acclaim. He has touched the lives of many well-known artists in the music industry such as Donny Hathaway, Lionel Richie, The Commodores, Benny Cummings, Timothy Wright, and Phil Driscoll to name a few.

After the passing of his father in 1987, L.G. felt led of the Lord to move to Ohio. There he served as Minister of Music at Bible Way Church of our Lord Jesus Christ. He continued writing, teaching, and sharing his music with the world including his arrangement of “This Little Light of Mine” sung by 100 Voices of Gospel Choir leading them to win the gold on the U.K’s Britain’s Got Talent in 2016.

L.G. is preceded in death by his father Phillip L. Scott, mother Louvenia Scott, and siblings Phillip Scott, Jr., Arnetta Thompson, Teatta Cannon, Anna Mae Hemphill, Dorothy “Lou Lou” Scott, Bishop Alphonso Scott, and Monroe “MC” Spring.

L.G. is survived by his sister, Mary “Sugg” Scott (St. Louis, MO); son, Lee “Baby G” Scott, Jr. (St. Louis, MO); devoted daughters, Robyn L. Scott-Neal (St. Louis, MO and Deonna (Scott) Barnett; son-in-law Shermaine Barnett (Columbus, OH); and fifteen grandchildren: Grant Maxey-Scott (Karin), Lee G. Scott III, William L. Scott, Christian A. Scott, Raechel E. Scott, Ivy V. Scott, Ian L. Scott, Daniel L. Scott, Lazaar V. Neal III “Tre”, Levon D. Neal, Lakel B. Neal, Micaiah Barnett, Isaiah Barnett, Noah Barnett, and Josiah Barnett.
An additional viewing will be held in St. Louis, MO on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 9am – 11am at Lively Stone Church of God at 4015 St. Louis Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 453 S Wheatland Ave.

Interment at St. Peters Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.


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Condolence Messages

  1. To Mary Scott, Bishop Lee Scott and elder Dwight Scott I will be praying for you and the entire Scott Family I love you all !!!

  2. Beverly Bush Madison

    My brother and friend. He was always on the go and never ignored speaking and sharing encouraging words. Those anointed hands of music will never be forgotten. To the Scott family, my condolences. Through the years he has been a jewel.
    Peace and comfort to this family, the Ohio family and yes the Lively Stone family.

  3. Carlonda A. Williams

    To the family: may God give you comfort!

  4. I coming to see my brother make sure you get ready

  5. District Elder Dr. Helen Orme

    My heartfelt prayers and condolences are with you and your family. I was a member of Lively Stone in 1980s and remember L. G. Scott. He was aAtremendous he and a gift from God to this world.

    May comfort the family and keep you.
    Many Wonderful Blessings
    Pastor Dr. Orme

  6. District Elder Dr. Orme

    My heartfelt prayers and condolences are with you and your family. I was a member of Lively Stone in 1980s and remember L. G. Scott. He was a tremendous blessing and a gift from God to this world. He was truly a prolific gifted man of God.

    May comfort the family and keep you.
    Many Wonderful Blessings
    Pastor Dr. Orme

  7. Dr. Barbara Ivy & Deacon Jacob Ivy

    Dear “Baby G”, Robyn, Deonna, Sugg, and the entire Scott family: Our hearts are broken right now; however, they will be mended when we meet L. G. in Heaven. Jacob and I will miss his monthly phone calls to us. He made sure that we knew how much he loved us. As a former member of the Greatest Gospel Choir during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, our Lively Stone Church Friends (you know who you are) will forever remember what and how L.G. taught us about Real Church Music, Love, and Commitment to The Lord. We are continually praying for the entire Scott family. Much love to you all. Rest In Peace Dear Friend!

  8. I heard about you years before I heard you play a note never met you personally but I enjoyed your ministry may you RIP.

  9. Pastor Marlin J. Ivy, Kinship Community Church, Las Vegas, Nevada

    We send our sincerest condolences to the entire Scott Family. I have been personally impacted by the loss of my piano teacher. I was scared to even sit next to this great man at the age of 12 years of age. I knew he was and knew what greatness looked like sitting behind an organ or piano.
    We hoped to make him proud as our little recital for Mid America Music as my brother and I sat side by side and played ‘Amazing Grace’.
    Little did I know that would become my favorite song.
    The world had Bach or Chopan but the Gospel world had L.G. Scott!
    To all those who knew him and knew of him, we send our deepest sympathy for the loss of this musical genius.

  10. Karen McDaniel Cain

    Mr. LG Scott was our minister of music at the Bibleway Church. He always had a smile, he loved the Lord, played the organ with such anointing, he will truly be missed. Thank you LG for your services unto our Lord Jesus.

  11. William Allen Jr.

    LG was the man. I had the privilege to learn from the “GOAT” for 5 years. He was always encouraging, attentive, and professional. He will forever be celebrated. May he rest in the Beauty of his Holiness.

  12. Deacon Lloyd & Evang.Vi Dillard

    Our Condolences, love & prayers to the family ! We already miss our dear brother in the Lord ! He was a Great Minister Of Music & dear friend. We loved our dear brother ! ✝️

  13. Bishop Larry & Nina Jones

    To All L.G. Scott’s children and Family,
    We would like to extend our heart felt love to all of you.
    You have truly lost the greatest organist, musical director and organizer that I have ever known ever known. He could be tough on us but he made those us who weren’t lead singers, sing How I miss those days!
    Our prayers with with you all during this time of bereavement. May he RIP❤️

  14. Sister Wanda E. Burton

    Praying much for the Scott Family! We have lost one of the “GREATEST MUSICIANS” that God ever allowed to live on this earth! I was blessed to be one of the singers on the “Witness” album that L. G. wrote and rearranged songs. HOW GREAT a job HE did and what a GREAT MUSICIAN! WE were Blessed to have Him and Thank God for “loaning” Him to us!

  15. Pastor Terrence J Grays

    My brother L.G. Scott a gentleman’s hand shake to the left side where the heart beats rhythmically. God speed my brother. Oneness with the Father. Peace.

  16. Prophet M. Kent

    You touched many lives on this side of heaven, rest in peace soldier.

  17. Rodney A. Barefield

    M deepest condolence to the family. Praying GOD comfort you during this time of sorrow.

  18. Veronica Smith

    To the entire Scott family my prayers are with you and may God continue to give you all strength.

  19. A. Jeffrey LaValley

    My condolences and prayers to the family during this transitional season. L. G. Scott was a great source of musical encouragement and inspiration for me. He was definitely an unsung contributor to the Gospel genre. To this day I listen to his amazing work on the Midwestern District Choir.

  20. Dionne Ammons Watson

    To My Dear Friend and Sister Robyn Scott Neal, I know how proud you were of your father. He was a true leader, pillar of our community, and greatly respected Man of God by the many people who knew him and admire his musical legacy. But to you he was just simply Dad, and nothing could ever surmount that kind of love and honor. Please accept my heartfelt condolence and may God continue to embrace you and your entire family in comfort during this emotional time. I Love You Girly…!!

  21. Myron Gray Sr.

    It is with heartfelt sympathy that I greet the entire Scott Family. I love you All! I salute my Friend, Confidant, Music Mentor and Advisor, L.G. Scott. I will always cherish the times and experiences spent with him and because of him. May the music legacy left be perpetual and expanded.

  22. LeeDora McNeal

    To the entire Scott Family, know the earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal. I love when L.G would call me Butler, we both would Laugh. We will miss him here on earth, but we look forward to that great getting up Morning when the dead in christ shall rise first and we that remain and alive shall be caught to meet him in the air. Love you. LeeDora Butler Mcneal

  23. Tonya Chesser Pettway

    Condolences and prayers for the Scott Family, LGs friends and to all who had the honor to have known him. His leadership and music will be known for generations to come. Rest in Heaven

  24. Traci Thompson

    I’ll miss my loving, kind, funny and witty Uncle LG. I’ll see you again Unc

  25. To the entire family, what an awesome testament of a man who loved God. I feel honored to have known him and to have grown up with his music at Lively Stone. He will be missed, but it’s Heavens gain. Prayers are with this wonderful family.

  26. Bishop Phillip Lee Stiles, Sr.

    Bishop Phillip L. Stiles, Sr., & Lady Ilsa V. Christian-Stiles of The Word Church International – Family Worship Center, Westchester County, New York

    Born and raised as a child in Lively Stone Church of God; L. G. Scott was my first piano and organ teacher at a very young age. Spending time learning from him at his Mid-America Music Studio, & Music Store was and will forever be an engraved memory for me. This Grand-Master Musician whose skill carried it’s own special sound that cannot be duplicated, has spanned the Country and Beyond! The sound behind the Voice in the Wilderness Live Sunday night Broadcast. Music and Songs that he has written and composed, maybe even some that hasn’t yet been made known or released has left it’s mark in Christiandom and the Body of Christ eternally. A Humble Man and Full of Humility he was, always willing to help others succeed! And a Man who Served his Father, The Late Bishop P. L. Scott Well. He Will Be Missed! Finally, In the words of the Late Miles Monroe; He Has Left Empty, Having Fulfilled Everything that God had put in him to release into the Earth! So Sleep On Now Grand-Master Mistro! Rest In Heaven, and Your Works Do Follow You. Love Forever ✊

  27. The Barnett Family (Sherrod, Ellaztré & Moriah)

    Our love and condolences go out to the entire Scott family. It was both an honor and a pleasure to have known and been loved by Mr. Scott. He is an amazing human being.

  28. Elder Donald Hayes

    Elder Hayes and Family . We send or deepest condolences to the Scott family. L. G Scott the greatest musician I ever knew. Baby G and Sis thank you for sharing your for dad to the whole world. We’re praying for you and your family.

  29. Sr Dist Eld Robert & Co Pastor JoAnn Nelson

    To the Scott Family’s we send our Condolences to you and our prayers. LG Scott was like a Bro.and a friend. Thanks for teaching us how to sing and we would rehearsal sometime til 2am in the morning til he said it was right. We traveled all everywhere and we was the baddest Choir around you grown me to be the Singer I am
    I glad I was in LSC every since 1956 and I knew you love the Choir and we loved you. We will miss you and no more Birthday together we was 2days apart. Well get your rest well you probably putting a Choir together ❤️ RIP

  30. Stanley Spencer

    WOW! I remembered when I went to Mid America School of Music in St.Louis Mo. L G Scott was one of my mentors in music. He had a ministry that went beyond music. I will miss L G Scott, but l am looking forward to seeing him again when Jesus comes. WE SHALL MEET AGAIN!

  31. Pastor Tammy Dees

    To the entire Scott Family. I pray God strengthen you as you lay to rest one of St. Louis Legend L.G Scott! We salute you Sir!!!

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