Jessie “Jazzy” Henry Scott was born in Omaha, Nebraska on September 22, 1951, the second-born child of Dorothy Lee Spencer. Jessie shared his childhood with his three brothers, Arthur, Randolph and Jerome and two sisters, Genora and Sheila.
In Jr. High School, Jessie was the only boy in an all-girls sewing class. It was there where he developed his love for fashion and from that moment, Jessie designed and sewed his own clothes.
Growing up, Jessie was raised in the Baptist Church. He then converted to the Nation of Islam and found interest in the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.
Jessie was a Jack-of-All-Trades, but he will be most remembered in the Denver Community for his Jazzy Ripped Jeans, planning, and producing fashion shows, and as Jazzy the Rose Man! His smile and debonair personality brightened every room he stepped foot in.
One evening at Club Mix while “working his charm”, Jessie handed a rose to Pichell Lawrence. They fell in love and vowed to spend the rest of their lives together in 2001. Jessie was the proud father of Precious, Jessie “Jazzy” Jr., Quinton, Katina, and Subrina. As children they fondly remember their dad taking them to the movies, especially to see Michael Jackson’s This Is It, and countless fashion shows. Jessie lived for family functions and loved being in attendance for Quinton’s wedding and his granddaughters baby shower.
Jessie was a family man who enjoyed reading, writing, designing, MC’ing, going to clubs, and making people happy. His best friends, George, DJ Unanimous, and Terry (his birthday twin) will always remember his kind spirit that made everyone feel worthy, warm, and welcomed.
Jessie departed this life on November 8th, 2021. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 22 years, Pinchell Lawrence Scott; his daughters Precious Lawrence, Katina Bradley, and Subrina Bradley; his son, Quinton Griffin; several grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends.