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Lucy Scoggins

August 30, 1959 October 10, 2021
Lucy Scoggins
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Obituary for Lucy Scoggins

Wood Funeral Home, Inc., is coordinating a Private Service
with May Funeral Home for Lucy on
Thursday, October 21, 2021 at:

May Funeral Home
4522 Westfield Avenue
Pennsauken, New Jersey 08110

Viewing:5-7 PM

Private Family Service will occur
Friday, October 22, 2021 at

El Bethel Community Church
21 W Broad St,
Palmyra, NJ 08065

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In Almighty God’s Infinite Wisdom on Sunday, October 10, 2021, He very mercifully called our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, loving mentor and friend to enter His eternal kingdom and be restored in His glorious presence.

“There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the earthly bodies is another. 41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and stars differ from star in splendor. 42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.” 1 Corinthians 15: 40-45

On August 30, 1959, Lucy Juanita DuBose was born to the late Angela Edwards DuBose and Robert E. DuBose Jr in Montgomery, Alabama. Lucy was named after her paternal grandmother. In 1961, the family moved, after her father was compelled to answer a call to the position of Curate at St Thomas African Episcopal Church in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Lucy was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System and in June 1976, graduated from Walter Biddle Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences. The school community lived the FFA (Future Farmers of America Motto: Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, LIVING TO SERVE. Lucy lived out this motto in both faith and life.

At an incredibly early age, Lucy and her siblings accompanied their mother and father on weekends, serving the poor by handing out food to those in need on the streets of Philadelphia. When her other friends were doing chores, shopping, playing outdoors and engaging in other activities, this act of service was being deeply engrained in her very big heart. These outings not only had a profound impact on Lucy’s spiritual growth as she was Baptized and Confirmed within the Episcopal church, but it would ultimately prove to shape her very destiny in adulthood.

Lucy was a highly active young girl and enjoyed playing outside with friends, paling around with her brother Gerald, playing the violin in the school orchestra, writing poetry and being a member of Girl Scouts and The Girls Friendly Society (GFS). Lucy especially enjoyed GFS summer camp allowing her to travel to Cape May, New Jersey along with her younger sister Angela. It was a big adventure to leave home for a week and Lucy particularly loved staying at GFS’s huge Historic Victorian House.

In December of 1983, she was joined in holy matrimony to Antonio Scoggins. Lucy was blessed to have her Father perform the ceremony at their home church, St. Thomas African Episcopal Church where he was then Rector. This union was blessed by the birth of two loving and devoted daughters, Maria Scoggins, and Simmone Scoggins Robinson.

Lucy loved her family dearly and was devoted to them. She served in various jobs throughout her life, but her commitment was to her family, her faith, and serving others. Lucy’s greatest joy in the last 11 years was helping to take care of her two beautiful Granddaughters, Londyn and Paris. She was looking forward to the birth of her third granddaughter, due to be born in November 2021.

Lucy’s adult life was shaped by returning to where she started at a very young age, serving the poor. Lucy was a friend and servant to the homeless, addicts, prostitutes, youth and the marginalized. She walked where Jesus walked and hung around the people Jesus was criticized for hanging around. She was shunned by many religious leaders because they misunderstood her calling as she was never content to just remain in her pew but instead was compelled to go out into the streets and be the light where there was only darkness. Lucy loved Jesus and introduced many to Him. She was known as a foot soldier for Christ in Camden NJ and lived out her desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus. So when ask why for a time she was living in a crack house in Camden, she simply replied, “Because they won’t come out here, I have to go in there”.

Lucy leaves to cherish her memory; Daughters, Maria, and Simone; Father of Maria and Simone, Tony; Granddaughters, Londyn, Paris and baby Milan; Adoptive Daughter; Rachael Johnson;Fur Grand-babies Onyx and Wynter; Sisters, Audrice and Angela; Brothers, Robert (predeceased) and Gerald (predeceased); Brother-in-law, Marvin; Niece, Kristen; Nephews, Marvin III, Tyler and Marques; Goddaughters, Ashley, Queen Neteru Maat Ramadiyn and Star; Godsons, Daniel, Ramadiyn Kaseem, Johnathan, Nevin and Noah many cousins and beloved friends.

In knowing Lucy, it may be comforting to understand the biblical references that shaped her calling:

Galatians 5:13:

“You, my brothers and Sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh, rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

Acts 20:35

“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work, we must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

We request family and friends who prefer
to send plants or flowers,
to coordinate with one of the
following reliable local florists:..

June's Floral Design: (267) 376-7621
Overhill Flowers: (215 ) 473-1842
Simply Floral: ( 610) 622-7980


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