Grace A. Scruggs, 92

Grace A. Scruggs, a retired house keeper and active church member, died in her sleep Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 92.

She was born and raised in Buckingham County, Va., the daughter of a farmer. She was a graduate of local public schools and moved to Baltimore in 1952.


Miss Scruggs worked for 49 years as a housekeeper until retiring in 2001, family members said.

She was a parishioner for 50 years at Fulton Baptist Church, where she was a member of the flower circle and missionary board.


Miss Scruggs, a longtime McCulloh Street resident who had moved to North Pulaski Street last year, enjoyed reading, watching TV and attending family reunions in Virginia.

"She loved to cook and was known for her rice pudding, fried chicken and biscuits," said Irma O. Scruggs, a daughter-in-law.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Baptist Union Baptist Church, Highway 15 North, in Dillwyn, Va.

Also surviving are two sons, Junior E. Scruggs of Baltimore and James E. Scruggs of Dillwyn; two daughters, Alma Bonds of Baltimore and Elsie Bolden of Dillwyn; five sisters, Sarah Hendricks and Lucy Harris, both of Baltimore, and Martha Ann Bolden, Florene Booker and Katy Childress, all of Dillwyn; 40 grandchildren; and 49 great-grandchildren.