July 15, 1926-
July 5, 2014
Columbus, GA- Mrs. Carrie E. Porter Ruggs, 87, of Columbus passed away Saturday at the Midtown Medical Center.
The daughter of the late Roy and Estella Cook Porter, Mrs. Ruggs was born in Gadsden, AL on July 15, 1926. She was a member of the Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess, Youth Director, Choir member and Cub Scouts den mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, MSG (Ret) Roosevelt Ruggs, Sr., and four brothers, Eugene, Roy, Alvin and Garfield Porter.
Survivors include: two sons, Roosevelt Ruggs (Amanda) and Kenneth Ruggs; two daughters, Peggy Henry (Clayton) and Carol C. McMillar (Charlie); seven grandchildren, Shondalyn "Peaches" Richardson, Tanya Dixon, Roosevelt "Trey Ruggs III, Kimerro Ruggs, Eboni Henry, Tazrha and Zabrie McMillar; one great grandchild, Zamira Rose McMillar; three brothers, Calvin Porter (Mary), Leon Porter (Lola), and Donald Porter (Dorothy); two sisters, Jessie M. Hardaway and Elmira Davenport; in-laws, Beatrice Porter, Bethena Porter, Darnell Abner, Cordelia Quincy (Cornelius) and Gloria Ruggs; her god children, Renee Holmes (Marc), Austin Gant (Erika) and Alexzandrea Gant; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Ruggs will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church with Rev. J. C. Harris, pastor officiating. Rev. Eric Ruggs will deliver the eulogy. Interment will follow in Main Post Cemetery. Visitation is Today, 3 til 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to the staff of Progressive Funeral Home, Inc. "A Touch of Dignity for Those Who Care."
Progressive Funeral Home
4235 St Mary'S Rd
Columbus, GA 31907
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on July 8, 2014