Lucy Juanita DuBose Scoggins, who served the poor and homeless for over 20 years with her own resources, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Scoggins was 62 years old.
Scoggins made a difference in his community by supporting those who were less fortunate. Her community efforts began at a young age when she and her siblings accompanied their mother and father on weekends serving the poor by distributing food to those in need on the streets of Philadelphia.
Scoggins was born to the late Angela Edwards DuBose and Robert E. DuBose Jr. in Montgomery, Alabama on August 30, 1959. She was named after her paternal grandmother.
In 1961, the family moved after his father was forced to answer a call for vicar post at St. Thomas African Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. Scoggins was educated in the Philadelphia public school system and in June 1976 he graduated from Walter Biddle Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences.
The school community lived the motto of the FFA (Future Farmers of America): “Learn to do, do to learn, earn to live, live to serve”. Scoggins lived this motto both in faith and in life.
Scoggins was a very active young girl and enjoyed playing outdoors with friends, paling with her brother Gerald, playing the violin in the school orchestra, writing poetry, and being a member of the Girl Scouts and Girls Friendly Society ( GFS). She especially enjoyed the GFS summer camp taking her to Cape May, NJ, with her younger sister Angela. It was a great adventure to leave home for a week and Scoggins especially enjoyed staying in the huge historic GFS Victorian house.
In December 1983, she married in holy marriage to Antonio Scoggins. She was lucky enough to see her father perform the ceremony at their home church, the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, of which he was then rector. This union was blessed with the birth of two loving and devoted daughters, Maria Scoggins and Simone Scoggins Robinson. She loved her family deeply and was devoted to them.
She held various jobs throughout her life, but her commitment was to her family, her faith, and service to others. Scoggins’ greatest joy over the past 11 years has been helping take care of his two beautiful granddaughters, Londyn and Paris. She was eagerly awaiting the birth of her third granddaughter, who is due in November 2021.
Scoggins leaves to cherish his memory: his daughters, Maria and Simone, Tony; granddaughters, Londyn, Paris and baby Milan; adopted daughter, Rachel Johnson; the furry grandchildren, 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; the goddaughters, Ashley, Queen Neteru Maat Ramadiyn and Star; the godchildren, Daniel, Ramadiyn Kaseem, Johnathan, Nevin and Noah; and many cousins and friends.