Mary Layton Scruggs
June 29, 1932 – August 5, 2019
Mary Layton Scruggs, 87, of Decatur, passed away on Monday August 5, 2019. Visitation will be Saturday August 10th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial will be in Decatur City Cemetery. She is survived by her son Robert Scruggs(Katie), grandchildren, Anna Claire Scruggs, and Hunter Scruggs, sister, Sarah Hudson.
Mrs. Scruggs is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Burleson Scruggs; brothers, Talmadge Layton, and Lloyd Layton.
She was a lifelong member of Grant Street Church of Christ and also loved to garden and play bridge. Roselawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.
- Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2019
- Celebration of Life Saturday, August 10, 2019
Mary Layton Scruggs
Donna Van Hyning
August 9, 2019
Aunt Mary was a very special lady who I loved and admired. She was kind, loving, patient, generous, and hardworking. She made her guests feel welcome and fed them well with her delicious food. She shared some of her recipes with me and her Chicken Pie Supreme is one of my favorites. She was good at everything she tried to do. Once while we were visiting, she taught me how to make a woven basket which was her new hobby at the time. She was always energetic and fun to be around. A couple of times, we all went to the beach together. Other times we went to Point Mallard to swim or watch fireworks. She and Uncle Burleson had a happy marriage and loved each other and Robert very much. What a good example they set for young people to look up to. I am thankful that they were a happy influence in my life.
Marsha Layton Beshears
August 7, 2019
Mary was my aunt. My earliest memories of her are her coming to our house on Christmases when my brother , sister and I were around 6 years old and after . She always brought us gifts , which we weren’t very accustomed to. I still have a winter scarf that she made me. Even at the young age I could feel her compassion and love for us and others. She amazed me at the things she could do.. She was a great golfer, a hunter, cook, bridge player, landscaper, I found her painting the entire outside of her house when she was somewhere in her 70’s!! She was such an inspiration to me . I loved her . I’m sorry that I did not live close enough for several years to be around her and learn from her how to be such a wonderful lady. Robert you are in my prayers . She loved you so very much . You were a blessing in her life.
August 6, 2019
My memories of Mary are many ...her superb cooking, her gracious welcome, her deep love of Robert and Burleson and her eternal beauty. Mary and I shared our hobby, turned business, for several years as the Heritage Hangers. We had so much fun doing what we both loved and working side by side. I also remember how often I was privileged to be invited for lunch with her and Mr B. Her amazing meals were always so delicious!! My family lived far away, so Mary and Mr B became my family and I will cherish forever having known them.
My deepest sympathy and love goes to Robert who was the light of her life and a caring son. Miss Mary....you were loved !