On Saturday, August 8, 2020, the Mount Herman AME Church family celebrated the home going of Joshua David Scruggs. Born on December 23, 1957 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he departed this life on July 28, 2020 in Lauderhill, Florida. Joshua was the younger of two siblings, along with Frank Jr, born of the union of Frank P. Scruggs and Frances W. Scruggs, both of whom preceded him in death.
After graduating from Piper High School – class of 57 – he furthered his educational pursuits at the prestigious Morehouse College, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management in 1979 and a master’s in business administration from Nova Southeastern University in 1997.
Professionally, he was employed with BellSouth and AT&T Telecommunications, working in the Network and Consumer Services Departments for the company. After 27 years of service Joshua David retired from AT&T, continuing with the next phase of his life by entering a business partnership as co-founder of a limited liability company working as a Consultant and Grant Specialist.
Joshua David was an active, dedicated member who shared his myriad talents with various ministries at Mount Hermon including Usher Board #2, a founding member of the Cleveland Jones Usher Board, the Hospitality Committee, Greek Day Chairman, Sons of Allen, and the Trustee Board. Other civic and social affiliations either as a leader or member included Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Past Polemarch; The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, AF & AM, Past Grand Master; The Pride of Fort Lauderdale Elks Lodge# 652, Member; and the Morehouse College National Alumni Association, Life Member.
Joshua David will be remembered as a quiet, humble, unselfish, kind, community servant, a faithful and dedicated church member, a gifted speaker, and orator, and most importantly, a child and servant of God.
Those left to cherish his memory include his widow, Barbara; step-daughter, Andrea; granddaughter, Ajah; Brother, Frank Jr. ( Floydette); Uncle, Elijah Wooten, Sr.; aunt, Annie McGowan; mother-in-law, Dorothy Thomas; and a host of loving cousins, nieces, nephews, Masonic, Kappa, and Elk Brothers, church members, classmates and friends.