In Memory of Marty Scroggins

Name: Marty Scroggins
Spouse: L. Bofenda
Children: Martin Soo, Bora Almeta
Birth Date: March 10, 1955
Blessing Date: July 1, 1982
Ascension Date: June 16, 2020

Marty M. Scroggins was born in Chicago, Illinois. Marty was raised by his grandmother, Almeta Anderson, and his step-grandfather. He spent his childhood in Atlanta, where Marty met the Unification Church in 1977.

He later moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he worked with Rev. Michael Jenkins and helped to support the center. He witnessed in his Home Church area and won the hearts of the families in his area with his gentle smile and loving heart.

Marty came to New York City on July 1, 1982, to participate in the Marriage Blessing of 2075 couples in Madison Square Garden. He was Blessed with his beloved wife, L. Bofenda, who was from the Congo RDC. He returned to Baltimore, to introduce his wife to everyone in his Home Church area. The residents received them warmly. It is one of the many fond memories of their life together.

In 1992, Marty and his young family moved to Atlanta. They wanted to do God’s mission in Martin’s hometown. His grandmother invited them to stay with her. Marty became ill several years ago. So ill that he needed to be moved to a nursing home. He patiently endured his disability for a long time. On the night of June 15, Marty had trouble breathing and was admitted to the emergency room. He was diagnosed with widespread pneumonia. After a difficult surgery to remove fluid in his lung, he suffered four strokes. Each stroke weakened him until he passed into the spiritual world. Many people remember him as a friendly person with a good smile.

He is survived by his wife and a son, Martin Soo, and a daughter, Bora Almeta.

Seonghwa Ceremony

Date: Friday, June 26, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Place: Gregory Levett and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory
4347 Flat Shoals Pkwy, Decatur, GA 30034

Seonghwa Ceremony
Date: Saturday, June 27, starting at 11:00 AM
Place: Georgia True Family Community Center
3060 Bouldercrest Rd. Ellenwood, GA 30294

Graveside Ceremony
Date: After the Seonghwa Ceremony
Place: Kennedy Memorial Gardens
2500 River Rd. Ellenwood, GA 30294 (0.4 miles from the church)

Donations to the Scroggins Family
(through the Georgia Community Center) are greatly appreciated:

In the Purpose section, Please choose “Other”, and in the Specify section, please type in “For Mr. Marty or For Scroggins Family”.

Comments (2)

  • Carmen Kimura


    Thank you, Marty, for your beautiful heart. We won’t forget you. And for my sister, Lin, I pray that showers of blessings rain over you, Bora and Soo.


  • Bessie Moore


    Thankyou sharing your beautiful family with me and everyone. Marty will meet my husband in the spiritual world and work together to help build Cheon Il Guk. And, Marty, we will all be loving Mama Bo until we all meet again.


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