Ruby Rosen, 77

Published 2:04 pm Monday, August 16, 2010

BUCKINGHAM, November 6 – Ruby Watson Scruggs Rosen, 77, of Buckingham, went to heaven to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

Born in Buckingham County, May 18, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Irvy and Isabel Day Watson. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John William Scruggs.

She is survived by her de-voted second husband of 26 years, Howard L. Rosen; three sons, John Scruggs Jr. and wife, Patsy of Dillwyn, Steve Scruggs, and wife, Phyllis of Keysville, and Ronnie Scruggs and wife, Kim of Buckingham; one daughter, Trisha Gallamore and husband, Chuck of Buckingham; seven grandchildren, Tracy Shumaker, Jay Scruggs, Rachel Whitehead, Ashley Scruggs, Meagan Scruggs, “Bo” Scruggs, and Brittany Gallam-ore; four great-grandchildren; two step-children, Howard Rosen Jr. of Dillwyn and Dianne Catlin and husband, Mike of Altavista; three step-grandchildren, Stewart Rosen, Travis Rosen, and Angela Whorley; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Jamerson of Buckingham, and Elois Agee-Woodard and husband, Wayne of Bentonville; three nieces and five nephews.

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Ruby was known to all who met her as a person who loved her family dearly. She was a truly generous and giving person, always ready to share her faith and love with family and anyone in need. She was an active member of Union Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School teacher, secretary of the WMU, member of the choir, cleaned the church and did all jobs with joy. She graduated as a nursing assistant in March 1974 from Southside Skill Center in Crewe.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, November 8, in Union Baptist Church by the Rev. Jennings Duncan and the Rev. Jimmy Dunn. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home Friday from 7-8:30 pm and other times at the home of Ronnie and Kim Scruggs, 3876 Mt. Rush Hwy.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Antioch-Union Baptist Church, 2810 Greenway Rd., Winginia, VA 24599, the Toga Fire Department, 1779 Mt. Rush Hwy., Dillwyn, VA 23936, or the Gideon's International, PO Box 486, Appomattox, VA 24522.

Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Appomattox, is serving the family and an online condolence may be sent at