Audrey Louise Sommerville Scruggs (Momma) life view was evident through her quiet and serene demeanor, along with her graceful style. She had a kind and
generous spirit, which radiated through her sweet smile.
Born in Akron, Ohio, on August 19, 1928, to the late Walker and Lucille Sommerville. Audrey
was the third of four children. She was a graduate of East High School. Audrey met Gene, the love of her life in 1945, at a neighborhood youth club on the corner of Homestead and Duane, at the urging of close friend, Bill Clark. They were married on August 6, 1948, at Second Baptist Church by Reverand Stanley Lynton and, as they say, “the rest is history”. Gene and Audrey were side by side for more than seventy-two years.
Momma enrolled at the University of Akron to assist Gene with his course in Spanish, example
how Momma had Daddy’s back from day one. After which, she accepted employment with her
Aunt Chrisella at Matthews Beauty Shop. Later, Audrey was employed at Yeager’s Department
Store, until she was hired at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Upon discovering the
pending arrival of her first child; she became a stay-at-home Mom, until 1970. She was also
very active in Crouse PTA and served as president for two years. Audrey then went on to work
as a teacher’s aide at Rankin Elementary and Rankin Annex. After retiring, Audrey found that
the best job she could ever have was to be a supportive, protective, and, loving Wife, Mother,
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers Walker “Spencer” and Robert “Bay”
Sommerville. Audrey is survived by her devoted husband and best-friend, Gene “Daddy”
Scruggs; her children, Bethanne, Phil Kwame “Cowboy” Scruggs, and Jan Scruggs-Rookard; her sister, Vivian Flinn of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Imani Scruggs, Daylon, and Quincy Rookard; sister-in-law, Jewel Sommerville; her niece, Cheryl (Stanley) Robinson; nephews, Marco (Debbie) Sommerville, Michael (Audrey) Flinn, and Calvin (Brendalyn) Kennedy; son-in-love, Bruce (Wilma) Alexander; daughter-in-law, Sabrina Scruggs; daughters-in-love, Kim Brown; Rebecca Brown; Deneen Ferris; Felicia (Michael) Gould; and Talisa Dixon.
The Family thanks Momma’s caregivers,
Faye Downs, Camille Dean, and Eli Schoby. All of the team had their own ways of loving on Momma. She always smelled good, looking good in her matching outfits that were a must or…… and ate good! Never neglecting Daddy, thank you!
We applaud you for understanding, patience, laughs you gave Momma.