Muriel Leigh Scott

Beloved of her family and friends, Muriel, 26, left us too soon on June 25, 2021. She was born on February 15, 1995 to Daniel and Becky Scott of Lansing. She was predeceased by father Daniel Lee Scott. She is survived by her mother, Becky; sisters, Jane Linley, Carolyn Harper, and Jacqueline Scott; and many loving relatives.

A graduate of Eastern High School, Muriel participated in the Disability Network Capital Area and made many friends there. She was passionate about justice and loved to read biographies. She was a talented painter and knitter, and along with her paintings and items she decorated, she often made hats and scarves for friends and family. She loved music, especially Josh Turner. She loved being organized and was always willing to help with household projects and chores. She loved animals, especially sea creatures, and felt a special affinity for turtles and frogs.

Innocent of the world, but greatly aware of her own feelings and motivations, Muriel leaves us with a greater appreciation of the value of simplicity, heartfelt communication, and the ties that bind. She was authentic, never dissembled and was always eager to understand more of the world around her. She delighted in opportunities to give to others and continually grew in self-confidence, understanding, and maturity. She will be greatly missed.

There will be a celebration of life on Sunday, July 25, 2021, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Eagle’s Landing Pavilion at Potter Park Zoo, near the playground, with inspirational readings at 2:30 p.m.

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disability Network Capital Area, 901 E. Mt Hope, Lansing, MI 48910. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Joy Schaberg
July 10, 2021 at 8:56 pm

Muriel expresses Life. She will be forever in my heart. I had the privilege of being her Sunday School teacher for a few years, quite an honor. We both enjoyed nature. I love Muriel; I love her name; her openness and trust; her creativity; her upbeat inspirational friendliness; her pure spiritual inspirations; and our many fun times with her and her loving family. All of these memories live forever and are always with us. Thank you to her mom Becky for sharing her jewel Muriel. Love, Joy (Rich) Schaberg

Lori Cox
July 17, 2021 at 3:33 pm

As Muriel’s Aunt, I had the great pleasure of knowing her from her birth to adulthood. As a child, Muriel was always inquisitive and full of joyous energy. From childhood on, Muriel definitely had a soft spot in her heart for creatures of all kinds, including eight, six and four legged ones! And then there was her smile and laughter-when Muriel smiled it made you feel so happy! It is impossible to think of family gatherings without Muriel right there playing cards, board games or online “Jackbox” games. Muriel enriched our lives with her creativity, kindness and laughter and we miss her greatly. May all who knew Muriel feel some comfort having known her and experiencing the joy she gave.

Jeanne Troutman
July 18, 2021 at 4:49 pm

By knowing Muriel, I know that goodness is real, kindness is real, and each one of us has a “child-heart” that is innocent, pure, and joyous. How her face would light up when showing you her latest art-creation or craft she had made—such Soul-filled expression. And to see her wear her flip-flops on a sub-zero day always made me smile.
She will be missed and remembered fondly by all of us whose lives were touched by hers.


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