Annie Scruggs


Annie Mae Scruggs was born on April 10, 1931, to Benjamin and Effie Smith in Ansonville, North Carolina.  The family later moved to West Virginia where Annie Mae accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age.  In 1980, she joined Tabernacle Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio, and was an active member who served on the Kitchen Committee.  During the pandemic, she participated in the conference calls for Bible Study, Prayer Service, Church School, and Sunday Morning Worship.

Being a loyal, hardworking, loving woman of God, Annie Mae was faithful to her employers, her family and friends, and Tabernacle Baptist Church.  She retired from the State of Ohio.

Annie Mae taught herself how to crochet, and she loved to share her amazing gift with others.  From newborns to the nursing homes, she worked tirelessly to present them with crocheted gifts.  She enjoyed preparing meals and baking cakes for small family, friend, and church gatherings, or larger events like weddings and family reunions.  She also helped make awesome gifts to be distributed to encourage others.   Annie Mae was a model for using her God-given talent to build others up and to reveal the love of God.

On September 22, 2021, Annie Mae slipped away peacefully to be with the Lord.  She is preceded in death by her husband, James Scruggs; parents, Benjamin and Effie Smith; and siblings, Benjamin Smith Jr, Lydia Moore, and Naomi Lilly.

Annie Mae is survived by her sister, Charity Driver; brother, Andrew Smith; special nephews, Morris (Muriel) Scruggs, Benjamin (Diane) Smith Jr, and Waymond (DeeDee) Moore; special nieces, Deborah Driver, Pam Driver, and Lelia (Ronald) Vernon; many grandnieces, grandnephews, and other family members who loved her; special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Stepney (Annie Mae’s neighbors), Hyler Ray, Marvalene Simon, and Mary Wingfield.

We celebrate a life well-lived Annie Mae’s love touched many relatives and friends, crossing generations.  Her beauty, laughter, and faithful love will be sorely missed.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Saturday, October 2, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment 10:00am Monday, October 4, 2021 at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Sending love and prayers

  2. Worked with Ms.Scruggs at TICO a very sweet and giving lady
    Sincere Condolences and Prayers
    Sincerely Roberta Hubbard

  3. Teresa Freeman Morgan Moore

    Sorry to hear about Ms Scruggs,I worked with her at Tico Department of Youth Services. My heart goes out to the Family .

  4. Teresa Freeman Morgan Moore

    My heart goes out to the Family of Annie Scruggs.Work at Department of Youth Service (Tico) with Mrs Scruggs.You will be missed.My Condolences to the family.Rest in Peace.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of need. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

  6. I am truly heartbroken to hear of the passing of my Godmother, Annie Scruggs. My mom, Dorothy Moyer passed this past March and I have been dealing with my emotions of this ever since. Annie Scruggs was by far the best Godmother anyone could ask for. She taught me how to crochet and knit….and just as recent as a few years ago, she crocheted a box of slippers for me and my family. I know her and my mom are rejoicing in heaven with our Lord and Savior! Rest peacefully my beautiful Godmother! Shaun Moyer-Goodwin.

  7. Herbert and Denese Henderson

    My wife and I would like to say that Sister Scruggs was always so very, kind, loving and welcoming. We would like to remind the family of this scripture: Rev 14:13 NKJV – 13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me,* “Write: ‘Blessed [are] the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”. You have our deepest Condolences

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