Mrs. Dianne Scruggs went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 10th , 2019.
She was born Barbara Dianne Tibbs in New York on September 3 rd, 1942 to Anne Marie Carroll and
McKinley Tibbs. She graduated from Carver-Price School in 1960 and went on to attend Virginia State
College in Petersburg, Virginia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in June 1964.
Dianne married her beloved Samuel Scruggs of Appomattox, Virginia in August of 1965 and they
remained married for fifty-one years until his passing.
She is survived by her son W. Todd Scruggs (Susana) of Centreville, Virginia; daughter, Pamela Marie
Scruggs Bennett (Oscar) of Manassas, Virginia; son, Samuel M. Scruggs Jr. (Nikki) of Bristow, Virginia;
stepson O’Quinn McCoy (Cheryl) and seven grandchildren: Michael Scruggs, Cristian Scruggs, Ana
Scruggs, Darius Skerritt, Destiny Skerritt, Lillian Bennett, and Quintora McCoy.
Her life is celebrated by friends and family including her aunts Mrs. Essie Davis, Mrs. Lillian Tibbs, and
Mrs. Frances Tibbs. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Maggie Larkin and Mildred Scruggs and her
brothers-in-law John Scruggs, William Scruggs, and Gene Scruggs (Linda).
She was the long-time care provider for members of her extended family including her cousin Mr.
Bernhard O’Connor of Appomattox.
Dianne enriched the lives of the young people of this county while teaching for the Appomattox County
School System at Appomattox Primary School for thirty years. She also taught in Campbell County and
Petersburg, Virginia creating many life-lasting relationships and bonds throughout the region.
An active volunteer, she gave her time to her church and to the community teaching and registering
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Rosemary and George Dawson Inn in
The service was held at Galilee Baptist Church in Appomattox, VA on Tuesday July 16 at 11 AM.
Repast followed service at the church.