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Barbara Ann Tucker

November 7, 1948 ~ March 2, 2022 (age 73)

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BARBARA ANN COLE SCRUGGS TUCKER 
 
 

Barbara Ann Cole, the daughter of Henry and Ora Cole, was born on November 7, 1948. She departed her earthly home on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, after a brief illness. Raised in Ashtabula, Ohio, she graduated from Ashtabula Lakeside High School. In 1960 she married her first husband, Deacon Thomas Scruggs and together they raised two children, Kevis Maurice and Tasheca O. B. At an early age she joined the Peoples Missionary Baptist Church in Ashtabula, Ohio where she wore many hats including her favorites as youth leader and choir director. She was a humble servant in the Union District of Northeast Ohio and the Ohio State and National Baptist Conventions.  

In 2007 she earned an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology from Lorain County Community College and was employed as an IT Specialist for the City of Ashtabula, Cleveland Clinic, and Avery to name a few. In 2010, she traveled to Vilseck, Germany to work for the Department of Defense School Systems of Europe as a Technology Support Technician. 

In 2010, she married Reverend Herman Tucker and moved to Perry, Florida where she joined the New Brooklyn Baptist Church. While at New Brooklyn, she was a member of the First Ladies/Deaconess ministry and served as the youth counselor and choir director. She directed the Perry community choir and the senior choir at New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. She taught courses for the Certificate of Progress Program in the Taylor County Union, Barbara Tillman and Juanita Scott School of Christian Education. In 2017, she became a Dean for the National Convention of Christian Education USA Inc. of Nashville, TN. In 2020, she joined the Community Baptist Church in Elyria, Ohio where she worked with the music ministry until her health started to fail. 

As an entrepreneur, she owned a printing business and was a certified nail tech. She loved her family and friends unconditionally, but her first love was God and the church.   

She is preceded in death by her father, Henry F. Cole, mother, Ora L. Cole., first husband, Thomas Scruggs, second husband, Herman Tucker, and Godfather, Reverend Eddy N. Henry. 

Barbara left behind to mourn her son, Kevis Maurice Cole-Scruggs; daughter, Tasheca O. B. Scruggs (Antonio) Young; grandson, I’Mere Maurice Scruggs Seljan (her precious gem); bonus grandson Dominique Rice; a special cousin, Lennie Smallwood; special Goddaughter, Sharon McDonald (Steven) Butler; special friends, Queenie Marsh, Barbara Epps, Regina Tuck, and Janice Scruggs; Godchildren: Eddie Jamar, Capree McMillian, Ivory Isaiah, Juvan Holton, Kieran Jones, DeUndra Dupree, and Shalisa Williams; a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, spiritual mentors, cousins and friends.  

Family Viewing, Friday, March 11, 2022. The celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church, 3782 Community College Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Wake: 10:00 a.m.; Celebration Service: 10:30 a.m. The committal and repast will be held at Triedstone immediately following the service.   

The celebration of life service will be live streamed from her Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/barbara.tucker.16547008 

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