Sis. Cecelia (Cece) is an active member at Turner Memorial AMEC in Hyattsville, Maryland. She is currently the 2nd Vice President of the Johanna Morris Women’s Missionary Society (JMWMS). In that capacity, she is the liaison for bereavement repasts and represents JMWMS as a Board Member of Community Crisis Services, Inc. (Warm Nights). She has served as the YPD Director and Historiographer. In 2004, Sis. Cecelia represented the Washington Conference Branch as the Dorcas Queen, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Sis. Cecelia also serves at Turner as a Class Leader, praising the Lord on the Koinonia Choir, a former Debutante Committee member, and a Henry McNeal Turner Scholarship Committee member.
Her earliest memory of the Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) is being in the company of her grandmother Mrs. Hattie P. Miller at meetings and conferences while her grandfather, Rev. Dr. Isaac John Miller, Jr. pastored at his last church, Mt. Moriah AMEC in Annapolis, Maryland. As a fourth generation missionary, Sis. Cecelia was encouraged to serve God’s people and to uphold the heritage of the AME Church. Her undying compassion for education and God’s word continued on the Area Level by being the PME Director for the Celeste Duckette Area for three years. This experience has prepared her for the exciting charge of serving on the Washington Conference Branch WMS in position of PME Director. She was elected in April 2016 at the WCB Annual Day. Sis. Cecelia’s vision is to provide a consistent and open opportunity for the members of the conference to share information and solutions about how they can empower those in need.
Blessed with her parents Jessup and Dorothy Melvin, Sis. Cecelia was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She grew up in Landover, Maryland and attended public schools in Prince George’s County. She graduated from Bowie State with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. With a passion for youth and the community, this led her to become a Probation Officer at D.C. Superior Court for ten years. She subsequently transferred to the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency where she supervised clients on Parole and Probation until she retired in August of 2014. Sis. Cecelia is a home based business owner of Angel World Travel.
In the community, Sis. Cecelia is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She is active in the Prince George’s Alumnae Chapter, Maryland. To preserve and share the history of sports in the Black community, she volunteers as an Event Coordinator with the Negro League Legends Hall of Fame. Other affiliations include the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and National Organization of Blacks in Criminal Justice.
Sis. Cecelia was married to the late Jeffery P. Scott and is the proud mother of one son, Jeffery, and grandmother to Kerrigan Jeffery. The family loves sports and enjoys supporting the collegiate and professional teams in the Metropolitan area. One of her favorite scriptures is Colossians 3: 16: “Let the word of Christ dwell in your richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with in your hearts to the Lord."