John Arthur Scarbrough

July 20, 1949January 14, 2021

John Arthur Scarbrough, of Birmingham, AL, age 71, went to be with our Lord & Savior on January 14th, 2021. Born in Meridian, MS, Mr. Scarbrough had previously lived in Gulfport and Long Beach, MS. He was a 1969 graduate of Gulfport High School and had a long career in insurance sales as well as retail sales. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Maezell Pilgrim Scarbrough. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Beverly Suddeth Scarbrough, Birmingham, AL, daughter, Melissa Tamara (Tami) Scarbrough Stafford (Mike Andrews), Trussville, AL along with two granddaughters, Bryanna Crocker (Walter Chataginer), New Port News, Virginia and Madeline (Mattie) Crocker, Trussville, AL. He is also survived by brothers-in-law Aaron Bonwyn (Bummer) Suddeth (Lynn) of Long Beach, MS, and Donald C. Suddeth of Gulfport, Mississippi and sister-in-law Elaine Suddeth Weaver (Glenn) of Orange Park, Florida. Additional survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and cousins residing in Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, Kentucky and Terre Haute, Indiana. He is also survived by his God Mother, Ellen Edmonds of Birmingham, AL. The family will hold a celebration of life at a later time.


13 March


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Thomas Catholic Church

E Beach Blvd
Long Beach, Mississippi 39560

13 March

Prayer Service

12:00 pm

St. Thomas Catholic Church

720 E Beach Blvd
Long Beach, MS 39560


John Arthur Scarbrough

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Martha Woodall

January 19, 2021

I have so many memories of Johnny .. from childhood playing on the beach and at our grandmothers house in the summers . Memories of him meeting you Beverly and falling in love with the love of his life . The wedding was so beautiful ! Tami, I remember when you were born and there was never a prouder Dad ! He loved you so much .
Johnny was special and he was loved by so many . The world was blessed to have him in it and I was blessed to call him cousin ..Embracing you all in prayer and even though you are grieving you know that he is now rejoicing with his Lord .

karon stone

January 17, 2021

Beverly and family,
We are very sorry for the loss of John. We are going to miss him very much. May God be with your and your family. We love Yall. Your Cousin Bobbie jean Stephens and Karon and H.G. Stone Jr