Mary Christine Scarbrough

Born in Baltimore, MD on September 6, 1953

Departed on November 18, 2020 and resided in Springfield, TN

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Mary Christine Scarbrough, age 67 of Springfield, passed away on November 18, 2020 at her home.

Born September 6, 1953 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Emma Cook Smoot. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter: Sarah Angelina “Angel” Scarbrough. On Wednesday, Mary received her greatest wish - to be reunited with her precious Angel.

Mary will be remembered for her beautiful spirit. She was sweet, compassionate and strong. Even though she had a big heart for others, her straightforward approach to life let you know exactly what she was thinking and what she believed. Her closest friends and family will fondly remember her strength as a survivor and victor over addiction. Just prior to her passing she celebrated 6 years of recovery with AA – a milestone to be celebrated.

She loved her personal family, her AA family, playing cards (Rummy, Uno and poker) and painting. She enjoyed coffee and sharing time with others, and adored the opportunity to brag on her husband, Jerry. In her down-time she enjoyed birdwatching on the patio and camping at Cheatham Dam.

In addition to her husband of 30 years, Jerry; she is survived by her children: Jon (Marie) Scarbrough, Drew (Amanda) Scarbrough, Christy Scarbrough, and Lacy Bennett; and a special daughter: Melissa Irving. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and siblings: Bob (Isidra) Smoot, Barbara Phillips and Frances (Rudy) Rivera; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mary’s family invites friends to join them in celebration of her life on Friday, November 27 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Springfield Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM and go until service hour. Interment will follow in the Garden of Prayer in Springfield Memorial Gardens.

14 Comments to Mary Christine Scarbrough

  1. frances Rivera says:

    I loved her so much , I will miss her forever, She was my baby sister. Love Frannie

  2. Mercelle Alexander says:

    God bless this family. Worked with Mary for years.
    I know you will miss her Jerry. You & family are in my
    prayers 🙏🏾.

  3. Ron Dowden says:

    So sorry to hear this. Prayers to Jerry and family. Mary and I hired on at same time and remained friends after she left the RR. I will always think of her as the sweet, intelligent woman who always had something good to say. I helped her move a refrigerator when she and Judy Ray moved in same development when they first arrived in Jacksonville and I will never forget that smile of gratitude she had for something so simple. My sincere condolences and sympathy to the family.

  4. Lani Miller says:

    What A Gorgeous Picture Of You Mary. Yes You Will Be Missed My Friend.. Thankful For The Years We Got To Spend Together Good An Bad..Lol..😁 You Were Such A Survivor An One Of The Strongest Women I Knew… I Just Can’t Imagine The Joy You Have Now Being With Your Baby Girl In Heaven …Amazing.. 💕Until We Meet Again Mary…….💖🙏🏼

  5. Stacey says:

    Aunt Mary your memories will last forever. You are going to be greatly missed by everyone. We love you. Stacey

  6. Anna Olson Grass says:

    Oh Jerry! Tears on my cheeks but happy she is no longer in pain.. what a wonderful woman, all heart, all help, and she made differences in everyone she met lives.. So glad she was in mine.

    With prayers and love Anna

  7. Amber DeMoss says:

    My Heart Is So Shattered But I Know She Was Ready To Go Home To Her Daughter (My Bestfriend) . Mary Was An Amazing Woman Always So Happy ; So Nice ! I’m So Glad I Was Able To Be Apart Of The Family & Get Memories With Her Angel & Jerry .

  8. Natia Smoot says:

    Aunt Mary you will be missed dearly. I wish i could of gotten the chance to spend more time with you. Love you . Hope you and Angel are dancing in the sky together with grandma Emma and grandpa Nathan until we meet again

  9. Joe & Liz Boggs says:

    So, so sorry for your loss. God bless each of you.

  10. Dana Bennett says:

    God bless you Mare Bear,.
    First job and foremost I want to go back to 34 to 36 year’s ago and I was 18 year’s old we lived in GODDARD SPACE VILLAGE IN Greenbelt Maryland you were still working on the railroad I believe in Baltimore City and I used to go to work with you all the time I believe Mac was still your boss at this time well you were working in this place where it had something to do with boats there was racks and racks and racks of boats but then in there I realized what a strong compassionate hard-working woman you were and believe it or not I brought a lot of that along with me I had never seen so many boats in my life but anyway not too long after that you took me up to the mall and I got a job at a donut shop and the guy thought we were sisters my manager you love that thank you for being in my life mayor bear I really learned a lot from you rest in peace my sweet angel rest in peace don’t worry about Lacey I got him and we’ll be there one day with y’all love you

  11. Jay Swafford says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of my friend & AA pal Mary S.
    Loved her.

    She will be missed.
    Thoughts & loving prayers for her family.

  12. Felicity Palma, friend says:

    Love you Mary. I’ll miss all your little comments about life. AA just wont be the same without you chairing..I’ll talk to you later in heaven. May God rest your soul and may you enjoy your time with Angel in heaven

  13. Jackie Trammel says:

    Mrs Mary was my AMAZING sponsor for a short period of time, but I learned MORE in that short time than the past 5 years sober. You will be remembered FOREVER, and I am forever grateful to have had a friend like you in my life. Love and prayers to you and your family Jerry! ❤️❤️


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