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Melvin M. Scruggs

July 16, 1958 ~ January 19, 2020 (age 61)


Melvin McKinley Scruggs, age 61, was born on July 16, 1958, in Wilmington, Delaware to Martin and Sybil Scruggs. He transitioned this life on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Wilmington Hospital.

B-Nice, as he was affectionately called by family and friends, received his early education in the public school system of Wilmington, Delaware. He later received his GED.  His passion was food so he went on to begin his Butcher Apprenticeship at A & P. He gained several years' experience and became a butcher at M & N City Dressing.  He serviced many friends and families with his kind and charitable heart.

Melvin grew up alongside his big sister, Sheila and little sister, Patricia.  They enjoyed playing cards up until Sheila began losing and spoiled the fun by pouting.  His mom would get so mad because Melvin always thought he was Mr. Fix it with electronics. She would have to replace everything he thought he fixed. He was greatly loved by his family, especially his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sybil Scruggs and Martin Luther Scruggs.

Melvin leaves to cherish his memory, 2 sisters, Sheila Burrell and Patricia Scruggs; many nieces and nephews, and a host of other family & friends.

His Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19802, where there will be a public viewing from 9:00 am until 10:45 am.

His interment will be 3 pm on Monday, February 10, 2020 in Silverbrook Cemetery, 3300 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19805.

To send flowers to Melvin's family, please visit our floral section.


February 10, 1970

3:00 PM
Silverbrook Cemetery
3300 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington, DE 19805

February 8, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Congo Funeral Home
2317 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19802

Celebration of Life Service
February 8, 2020

11:00 AM
Congo Funeral Home
2317 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19802

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