Millicent Ann Mahaffey Scoggin, 86, passed away peacefully at home on June 8, 2021. She will be laid to rest on Sunday, June 13, 2021 following a graveside service at 3:00 p.m. at Sandy Springs First Baptist Church, Rutherfordton, NC. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at Chapel-by-the-Sea Baptist Church on Tybee Island, GA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Dacus Lee Mahaffey, and her beloved husband, Pharis Emerson Scoggin. She is survived by daughter Faith Glaser (Bob), sons Daniel and David Scoggin, seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
She was born on July 11, 1934, in Belton, SC, to Roy and Donia Mahaffey. From a very young age, Millie loved and served her Savior. She began to play the piano for church as a teenager at Second Baptist Church of Belton and continued to play until she was 84 years old, serving the last 20 years at Chapel-by-the-Sea Baptist Church on Tybee Island, GA. She met her husband Pharis at a revival when she played the piano and he led the music. After marrying three months later in October, 1952, they served together in ministry for 38 years until his death in October 1990.
Millie was loving and patient, generous and kind, her sweet spirit evident till her final hour. As her son David lovingly cared for her as her health failed, she would wake with a smile for him every morning and every time he came home, the same smile she had for everyone of you who knew her. Even as dementia stole her ability to speak, she had a smile for those who cared for her.
We are most grateful to Liz Maher and Pat McPhatter for excellent hospice care, and to her loving caregivers Lisa Prentiss, Luann Ball, and grandson Dustyn Scoggin.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to Chapel-by-the-Sea Baptist Church, 811 Butler Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328 or the Lottie Moon Offering at the same address or online at https://www.tybeechapel.org/.
We love y’all, your family’s in our prayers
- Hardy’s , Savannah , Georgia
David, Faith, Tabby, Dusty & Dathan - Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come. When you have those many moments of missing her I know her memories will bring you great comfort. David, You were such an incredibly loving and devoted son, something we have admired about you from the beginning. RIP, Millie. Jan Sailors Michael Sailors
- Jan Sailors, Savannah, Georgia
What a precious soul she was and such a blessing...
- June, Tybee Island, Ga
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I know you are very close to her and she was very lucky to have you by her side. My thoughts and prayers will continue for you and your entire family.
- Cathy Laube, Savannah, Georgia
I was so sad to hear of Millie’s death. I knew her well in the years we attended Chapel by the Sea and she and I shared many happy times in church and choir practice as we worked together in the music program. What a lovely sweet person she was. She was always smiling and kind and was greatly loved. She will be missed but Heaven has gained an amazing soul and is probably rejoicing that she has come home.
- Jane and Ed merves, Cumming, Ga
I'm so sorry to hear about my aunt. Although I haven't seen her in a long time she was always my favorite, so sweet.God bless you David for taking care of her.Sending love and prayers your way.
- Sherry mahaffey, Birmingham , al
Grateful to have known her and to have heard the beautiful music she shared. God bless and keep you in this time of sorrow.
- Steve and Ginger Strickland , Tybee, Ga
David, I’m very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a gentle and kind person, and I’m sure you will miss her greatly. I know that you take great comfort in knowing that she is with the Lord. May He bring you comfort in your time of sorrow.
- Brian Welch, Odessa , Florida
David, I’m so sorry for your great loss and Heaven’s gain. If I could describe wonderful mother in one word it would be FAITHFUL. She was so faithful in her dedication to the church. She passed that trait on to you as you faithfully cared for her until she passed into Jesus’s loving arms. Well done brother.
- Ricky Herrera , Carrollton , Georgia
Loved loved loved Miss Millies music in church. It touched my soul and led me to focus on my relationship with Christ. Some of the pieces she chose to play during offering would bring tears to my eyes. She was a special lady loved by all of us here at Chapel. God Bless you David and all the family. You have one of the best mamas I know.
- Susan Helmly, Savannah, GA
I know yall will miss her deeply Nobody could play the piano like Ms Millie Love, prayers and blessings to all
- Donna Piper, Tybee Island, Georgia
Sending love & prayers to the family. She played such beautiful music.
- Jo Ann Shuman, Savannah, Ga
David, we are so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. We rejoice in her going home to be with the Lord. She was a beautiful person and we loved the times we shared with her at FBCI. Praying that you'll feel God's loving presence even more than ever in the days ahead. We know you will!
- Kenn and Kathy Watson, Savannah , Ga
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- Graveside Service
- 3:00 PM on Sun, June 13, 2021
- Sandy Springs First Baptist Church
- Memorial Service
- 7:00 p.m. on Tue, June 15, 2021
- Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church
811 Butler Avenue (map)
TYBEE ISLAND GA 31328