Mary Scarbrough McQuagge passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the age of 81. A private graveside service will be held at White Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mary, Mama, Nana. Nurse, nurturer, waymaker. Blessed, treasured, unforgettable. The descriptives abound for sacred, Southern gems like Mrs. Mary McQuagge.
A native to Pike County, Mrs. Mary was a valued contributor to the good her community had to offer. She dedicated more than 20 years to providing superior healthcare as a nurse with the Troy hospital and dozens more beyond her retirement as a devoted in-home caretaker for neighbors, strangers, family, and friends.
A life of service came easy for Mrs. Mary. She carried the love for the Lord deep in her heart and showered blessings far and wide. She worshiped as a longtime member with Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and was a dutiful servant of the children’s church program and vacation Bible school ministry.
Mrs. Mary wore a gleaming pucker of happiness through every day and every task. She was rich and delightful just like a taste of her favorite treat, red velvet cake, and warm and comforting like the first sip of a freshly brewed cup of coffee. It’s been said of her, “she was a sweet, sweet lady.” Spoken words never more true than these of Mrs. Mary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow and Mary Scarbrough; and sister, Patricia Ann Tolbert. Loving survivors include her children, Chris Grace (Amy), Sonya Newman (Chris), and Melissa Garrett (Marc); grandchildren, Megan Garrett, Andrew Garrett (Carla), Ashley McCullough (Fred), Heather Newman, and Alex Newman; 10 great-grandchildren; and her brothers, Benny Scarbrough (Dawn), Tommy Scarbrough (Patsy), and Randy Scarbrough (Terri).
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of Hospice Compassus for their attentive and compassionate care. Friends and family can sign the guestbook online at www.greenhillsfuneralhome.net. The staff of Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the McQuagge family.