Sugar Scroggs Woods
1926 - 2021
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Sugar Scroggs Woods

Shreveport - Sugar Woods passed away at home on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at the age of 94. A private memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church at a later date. She was born in Bunkie, Louisiana on March 5, 1926, the daughter of John Benjamin Scroggs, and Frances Hatfield Scroggs. She grew up in Bunkie during the Great Depression, along with her three sisters, and developed a strong work ethic early in life. She was proud of the fact that she used to milk the cows before going to school each day. Mom often said she danced her way thru WWII at the Blue Moon.

Her first date with Dalton John Woods was to the 1950 Sugar Bowl game where LSU played Oklahoma. It was at that game that she fell in love with dad and LSU Football. She was married in May of 1951 and moved to Shreveport where she and Dalton built a house on College Lane behind First Baptist Church. After a few years, a growing family caused them to move to North Highlands, where they raised their two children. Mom loved to cook and entertain and was involved with her children on many family vacations to the lake and served as a permanent lifeguard for the neighborhood children in the backyard pool. Sugar was an accomplished seamstress and loved making clothes and crocheted edges of blankets for friends and family. She and Dalton were very involved in politics, and she enjoyed hosting everyone from the President of the United States, United States Senators, Congressmen, Cabinet members and Governors at the family home on Ellerbe Road. She was a strong proponent of Higher Education and supported LSU and LSUS and the LSU Alumni Association throughout her lifetime.

Mrs. Woods was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and her four sisters. She is survived by her son, Michael Hatfield Woods and his wife, Tracie; her daughter, Dr. Mary Woods Keisler and husband, Wade; six grandchildren, Katherine W. Collins, Michael H. Woods, Jr., Erin W. Morris, My-Khanh T. Nguyen, Lauren K. Schultz, and Caroline Keisler; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express deep gratitude for all the special care and assistance given through the years by Pat and Noble Moran, her sitters, Brenda Davis, Shonna Ashton and Tywander Morgan. In addition, the family wishes to thank Dr. Ricky Jones, Tim Wheelahan, and the employees at Woods Operating Co.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 543 Ockley Drive, Shreveport, LA 71106.

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Published in Shreveport Times from Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, 2021.
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January 17, 2021
Through all the years that I was Sugars hairdresser we built a great friendship. I went to her house many times to do her hair, she was so appreciative. She was always so positive and a joy to spend time with. I will miss her.
Rest In Peace!
Linda Weldon
January 17, 2021
Mary, Wade, Lauren, Caroline
Mike, Tracie & Family,
We are so very sorry for your recent loss. Sugar was such a dynamic force of a woman and lived life to the fullest. Dad, Candy and I share often about the hours spent with Sugar sharing her colorful stories. Sugar lives on in each of you and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this most difficult time.

Nancy & Doug
Nancy Egly
January 16, 2021
Mary, Wade, Lauren & Caroline
We are so sorry for the loss of your dearest mother and grandmother. She will live on in your stories of your time spent with her. I love listening to you speak of your mother and her presence no matter what the occasion. May your thoughts of her always bring a smile to your face and you be at peace knowing she has lived a full and giving life. Sending our condolences and love. Tammy & Kris Kelley
Tammy F. Kelley
January 15, 2021
Mike, Terry and I heard from Tom of Sugar's passing. We both loved her and fiercely for many reasons, mainly because of her sense of humor and her determination. She was a force to be reckoned with(that's what I loved most about her)! She is now dancing with her beloved Dalton.
Thinking of you, Mary and the rest of the family during this time.

Peace Be With You all.
Terry and Kim(Turner) Prevost
Kimberly Prevost
January 13, 2021
Sugar and Dalton were one of the brightest spots in my life from our days at Lake Ouachita to Washington DC. Mike and Mary, I know how proud you must be of them. Sugar's energy and intellect were exciting to be in the company of. Her note to me that accompanied Dalton's book will always be treasured. God bless you all.
Trish and Michael Wilson
Southlake, Texas
Michael and Trish Wilson
January 12, 2021
Prayers for your family. We lived down the street on Eddy Place. God Bless.
Thomas Cochran
January 11, 2021
I had the pleasure of meeting Sugar as a guest at their ranch in Mason, Texas. She and her family were gracious host and I will always cherish the memories of her and the kindness she and her family extended to me and others on their ranch.
David N. Brown
January 11, 2021
I am sorry to read of your moms passing, she sounds like she was a wonderful person. My prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.
Much Love
Dede Lowery
January 11, 2021
Mike, we were saddened to read of your mom’s passing. She was always good to us. Jimmy and I will keep your family in our prayers.
Julia Doolittle
January 11, 2021
Mike, I am very sorry for your loss. Regina and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Ross Prewett
January 11, 2021
Dear Mary and Mike,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss.
Dr. Steve and Dr. Sherri Madden Beck, Evergreen, CO
January 11, 2021
Mike, you and I were classmates at LSU, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your Mom vividly and she certainly lived a beautiful life. Prayers are with your family and you.
Nell Zach
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