Phyllis Denise Bragg

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Phyllis Denise Bragg, age 64, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 22, 2022 surrounded by her loving family and friends. Heaven has gained another beautiful, sweet, loving, caring and most giving Angel.

She was born on August 1, 1958 to the late Alma Stone Bragg and Carrie O’Dell (Scott) Scruggs. Phyllis was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High and worked at several nursing homes. She also worked many years at Richland Correctional Institute as a Corrections Officer.

Phyllis’ love was unconditional with a heart as big as the sky and she loved her family, friends, and everyone who she was in contact with. She was totally devoted to her two most precious jewels which were her great grandchildren, twins Calvin “Mr” and Calena “Mommy” France. They were her most pride and joy and meant everything to her. Phyllis loved to cook and was a great cook especially with Soul food. Some of the food she cooked was greens, cabbage, liver onions & gravy, fried chicken, dressing, salmon patties with rice and corn. There were two things she had to have daily which was her coffee and chocolate. Her favorite television shows were the 1st 48 Hrs., CSI, Dateline and Family Feud. Other things she enjoyed doing was playing Bingo, listening to Old School, gospel, the Blues and Jazz music, reading the Bible and most of all she absolutely loved spending time with family and friends. Phyllis did not have a lot or did not live in a big house, but she always would help anyone that was in need. Her door was always open and she would always make room for you.

Phyllis is survived by her sons Darrel and Rickey, sisters Jackie (Curtis) Caldwell, Ty Mingle-Wright, Charlestine Scruggs and Vernie Mason-Jones, brothers Randy Bragg, Charles (Melissa) Scruggs, Steven (Tavia) Bragg, Chauncey (April) Bragg Sr., DeMarcus Scruggs and Bobby and Reginald Hess, stepmother Creola Bragg, uncle Erskine Bragg Sr., 10 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren and a Host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and many, many friends, god daughter Camil Waddell, bonus daughter Yolanda Lawrence, special friends and neighbors Amy France, Marcel Burke, Lynn Williams, Pamela Richardson, Marilyn Briggs, Michael Hilliard, and Marshall & Amy Fearm. She was greatly loved and will be sorely missed by her family, friends and everyone that knew her.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her brothers Ricky and Edward Scruggs and Vincent Hess Sr., grandparents Sam and Minnie Scott and James and Metilda Bragg, stepfather Charles Scruggs Sr.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 with the Visitation beginning at 2:00 pm and the Memorial Service at 3:00 pm at the Fairhaven Hall in the John Hertz building, 750 North Home Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44903 (Richland County Fairground).

Condolence Messages

  1. I am sorry for your loss.She was a beautiful sweet lady that I love.So sweetheart Rest In Heaven.In The Name Of Jesus Christ.Praying For Your Family.Amen

  2. In loving memory of a wonderful and precious person. She had a special place in so many hearts and always will. May God hold each of you close while helping you find peace.

  3. Debbie S Jefferson

    Dear sweet cousin u will be missed when we would run into each other we would have a good time talking gone to soon rest in paradise ⚘

  4. Condolences and Prayers to Beautiful Woman and Person.

  5. Dr. Monica Kaye Harris

    My sincere condolences to you all during this difficult time. Phyllis was a wonderful person. I pray that God comforts you and surrounds you with love.

  6. Marcel Renee’ Burke

    Phyllis I’m saddened to hear this my heart hurts so bad. I am always gonna remember the good times you and Jackie a I had we laugh together we cry together the good old times, I’m trying so hard to be strong but it’s hard. My sister go on and take your rest until we meet again I love You With All My heart. ❤️❤️

  7. I’m so very sorry for your loss, she was a very nice kind lady, I know she will be missed, may God bless the family.

  8. Sending prayers of strength and comfort during this time of bereavement. Phyllis will truly be miss especially her smile & spirit. Always a friend to all she met ❤️

  9. Aunt Phyllis, you are love and light personified. I will carry you in my heart forever

  10. Prayers & Condolences To The Bragg Family with love from The Delk Family

  11. While you were loved so much here on earth, God must have decided he needed another angel. You are a beautiful and amazing soul Phyllis and while you will be missed here, your laugh and smile will live in our memories always.

  12. Praying for the Family. My deepest condolences

  13. My Sincere Condolences and Prayers to the family.

  14. Patricia Harris Pride

    The family is in my prayers. Phyllis will be missed. Same person whenever I seen her.

  15. Kim Hairston-Dismuke

    Praying for the Family.

  16. I will always remember her because she always had a smile on her face when I saw her that will be a life time memory .

  17. Sending my condolences and prayers to the family of Phyllis Bragg, she will never be forgotten for the warm smile she always worn on her face and the kind words she always spoke. She was a beautiful person.

  18. Harold Scott Jr.

    Wow!!! This is hard to believe. Phyllis took care of me growing up. I have so many fond memories staying with her and the rest of my cousins. Phyllis will be missed. My condolences to my cousins and family

  19. My sincere condolences & prayers to the family. She was a happy lady every time I seen her with a smile on her face.

  20. Jacqueline Whatley Parence

    I will miss you my friend.

  21. Phyllis was a very nice person. I grew up with her on Arch St.and she was always kind and loving to me. Bless her family and praying ❤️❤️ for you all.R.I.P.

  22. My sincerest condolences to the family. Peace will find you in all the fond memories as you celebrate the life of your dear Phyllis.

  23. My condolences and prayers to the brags family. Phyllis always had a smile on her face anytime you see her.

  24. Kimberly J Mitchell

    Praying for the family Phyllis always had a smile on her face

  25. Prayers for the family

  26. Sending my prayers and condolences to my nephews and family…Phyllis you were Always welcome in our family as a sister n law… Rest Well sweet angel ..
    Love ❤️ The Johnson’s Family

  27. My prayers for strength to the family. Your mom will be missed. She was a wonderful neighbor for many years, always had a smile and kind word.

  28. Theresa A Favers

    Jackie we’re praying for the entire family.
    Love you all and will continue to lift this beautiful family up in prayer.
    There is No Pain that Jesus can’t heal!!!

    David & Theresa Favers

  29. Minister Behavior Bryant & Family

    Our Sincere condolences to Phyllis’ entire family, praying for each and every one of you. Phyllis was truly loved, and she will certainly be missed.

  30. Angela Hawthorne Mosier

    My condolences to the family, I will miss seeing you around, Our friendship developed as children and continued into adulthood rest easy my friend.

  31. Takeela Williams & Linda Love

    Our sincerest condolences, prayers and love to the family.

  32. Lynn Durrah Love

    My prayers and condolences go out to the family, she was a good friend of mine and I will miss her dearly. Rest in heaven my dear friend ❤️❤️

  33. Our Condolences to the Family
    Prayer & Love
    Barbara Simms Family

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