John M. Taylor Funeral Home

147 Duke OF Gloucester ST, Annapolis, MD


Kelly Margaret Scruggs

June 4, 1992July 6, 2019

Kelly Margaret Scruggs passed away on July 6, 2019 after a bicycle accident in South Bethany, Delaware. She was 27 years old. She is survived by her parents, Kevin and Cindy Scruggs, sister Laura Scruggs, and brother-in-law Michael Rossberg. Kelly had the blessing of a large, tight-knit, extended family who loved her dearly, her twelve special cousins among them.

Kelly grew up in Ellicott City, MD where she participated in softball, field hockey, band, musical productions, and a wide-range of artistic endeavors. Kelly won numerous awards for her fine art during high school, and later attended The Rhode Island School of Design, where she majored in Film, Video and Animation. During college she traveled to Japan, where she learned papermaking and soaked up the culture. She was hired immediately upon graduation by Merkle as a Digital Art Director, where she won an American Advertising Federation Gold Addy Award for her work for USAA. Most recently Kelly was employed as a Social Media Designer at Crosby Marketing Communications in Annapolis, MD, where she earned a Bronze Telly Award for her work for Military OneSource. Kelly was a creative thinker with many gifts. She had the kindest of hearts, was adored by her family, and will be missed by many. Her love of dogs was unparalleled, and her dog Balto was her faithful companion.

A memorial service celebrating Kelly’s life will be held at a later date. Donations in Kelly’s honor may be made to Small Miracles Dog Rescue, 10236 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.


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Charles/Kathleen Monahan

July 14, 2019

To the Scruggs family - We send our deepest sympathy to you all at this very difficult time. We were friends of Hank and Joyce Scruggs when we lived in Old Farm so many years ago. We are now living in North Carolina, but we stay in touch with Barbara Hanrahan and other friends who are now still living in North Bethesda. May all of your memories of dear Kelly be happy ones. It sounds as though she was, indeed, a beautiful person - inside and out. Our thoughts and prayers are with dear Kelly and all of you - Kathy and Chuck Monahan - Raleigh, NC

Jor and Ann Cardaci

July 13, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Many great memories going back so many years.
Aunt Ann and Uncle Joe

Jennifer Lisa

July 13, 2019

Dearest Dr. Scruggs, Cindy, and Laura,

Please know that you are all in my thoughts, prayers, and heart as you navigate through this terrible time. I pray that Our Lord gives you strength and that your memories of your beautiful Kelly comfort you. All my love and sympathy on your loss.


Jennifer Lisa

Carol and Dan Grady

July 11, 2019

Dear Cindy, Kevin,Laura, and Michael
We feel blessed to have been graced by Kelly's amazing smile, generous heart, and inviting personality. Her grace is a truly the mark of a wonderful parents and family. Know our hearts ache for you. Sending continuing prayers and wish for strength to meet each day
With deepest sympathy,
Carol, Dan, Sarah, Daniel and Cassie Grady

Heather Kratz

July 10, 2019

Scruggs Family,
My deepest condolences to you on losing Kelly's presence in your daily lives. Kelly is such a beautiful young woman, daughter and sister. I pray that you'll be surrounded by love, compassion and kindness in the coming days, months and years. My hope for you is that time will soften the pain, but bring focus and clarity to the joyful memories of such a wonderful soul. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Heather Kratz

Ashley Butler

July 10, 2019

Kelly and I met at Crosby. Every day with Kelly was full of adventure, laughs and endless artistic energy. I don't think she knew how much she meant to me. All my love to the Scruggs family, now and always.

Crosby Marketing

July 10, 2019

It is with heaviest of hearts that the Crosby team mourns the passing of our dear colleague and friend Kelly Scruggs. Kelly was a spark on our team – a passionate creative, positive influence, enthusiastic mentor. She went above and beyond every day for her colleagues and our clients, always with a smile on her face. Kelly will forever hold a place in our hearts. Our deepest condolences go out to the Scruggs family during this difficult time.

- Your friends at Crosby

Lolita Bass

July 9, 2019

Dear Dr. Kevin Scruggs and Family,

I’m deeply saddened to hear of your tremendous loss. What an incredible young lady, truly a reflection of your love and family. You have my sincere condolences and may the love and support of friends and family be a comfort to you all during this difficult time. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Lolita Bass

Joseph Ciccanti

July 9, 2019

To the family of Kelly Scruggs:
My name is Joseph, and I am on the pastoral staff at Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church. I'm so sorry to hear about this. I wanted to extend my condolences and let you know that I am praying for God's comfort and peace for the family. If at any point, any family members would like additional grief support, I can help provide resources and additional information about what kinds of options for that are available. We are ready and willing to help and support in any way we can. Sincerely, Joseph ps the church number is 302-539-9510.

Laura Benton (Gallant)

July 9, 2019

Kelly was one of my best friends throughout RISD. We met through a mutual friend early her freshmen year, and immediately hit it off. We quickly formed our own strong friendship outside of the initial introduction and she was one of my closest confidants and friends throughout my time there.

I keep replaying memories from Artist Balls, watching Pokemon movies, and working on our art while talking through our lives.

I miss you terribly and will remember your smile, kindness, and goofiness more than anything.