Carrie E. Porter Ruggs
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 15, 1926
  • Date of passing: Jul 5, 2014
Let the memory of Carrie be with us forever

Mrs. Carrie E. Porter Ruggs, 87, of Columbus passed away Saturday at the Midtown Medical Center.

The Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Ruggs will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary of the Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church with Rev. J. C. Harris, pastor officiating. Rev. Eric Ruggs will deliver the eulogy.

Interment will follow in Main Post Cemetery.

Visitation is Today, 3 til 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  

Arrangements entrusted to the staff of Progressive Funeral Home, Inc. “A Touch of Dignity for Those Who Care.” 


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Peggy Henry on 15th July 2017

"Happy Birthday, Mama
Well, it's been three years since your home going and seven since Daddy's, and I still miss you both ever so much. However, the sadness and pain has lessened when I think of you all. I focus on the good times and all of the beautiful memories. I can't tell you how many times I have said to people " if Mama were here, she'd throw her hands on her hips, poke out her lips, fill her jaws with air, and say 'Now listen here'." Then you'd proceed to give them a good blessing out.
We're at the family reunion now, and everyone is reminiscing on how Daddy went around beating on everyone's hotel door with his cane at 6 or 7 every morning telling them to "get on up now, everybody should be up and on the move."
We laugh about all of those memories now, and that keeps you all forever in our hearts.
Still missing and loving you so much. Continue your peaceful rest in the arms of Jesus."

This tribute was added by carol mcmillar on 6th July 2017

"Miss you much, Momma!

Love Always - Cherisse"

This tribute was added by Peggy Henry on 15th July 2016

"Happy Birthday Mama,
  It's been 2 years since your passing, and six since daddy's and  I still miss you all so much.  My consolation comes from knowing that you are at rest. I love you both with all my heart."

This tribute was added by carol mcmillar on 12th July 2016

"Dear Mama,

I miss you!

Forever in my Heart  -  Cherisse"

This tribute was added by Eugenia Harrison on 16th July 2015

"Sister I will always miss you but I know you are in a better place I know we will meet again some  day but I know the family miss you every day with lots of love  your sister JESSIE HARDAWAY"

This tribute was added by Eugenia Harrison on 15th July 2015

"You will forever be miss but i know that you are with your mother and father and other relatives and you all are with our lord and savior.may you be at peace with our Lord we love you still"

This tribute was added by Roosevelt Ruggs on 15th July 2015

"light a candle lay a flower leave a note these are comforting but none can bring the peace of mine one gets by simply remembering. for as long as you are remembered you will never die you will always be here ma."

This tribute was added by Peggy Henry on 15th July 2015

"Happy Birthday, Mama. Love you, miss you."

This tribute was added by Peggy Henry on 11th July 2015

"Still missing you so very much during this year of "firsts" without you (Thanksgiving, Christmas, mother's day,  anniversary of your passing, your birthday, etc. ), but finding comfort in knowing that you are at peace in your heavenly home and together again with daddy. Not a day goes by without memories of you. Love you and Daddy so much."

This tribute was added by Phil Mickles on 10th July 2015

"Dear Ms. Carrie,

Since you were called home, I have missed you.

Your kindness and spirit are what I most remember about you.  Spending time with you was always a joy; always made me feel better.

I will forever remember you...forever miss you.

My loss is heaven's gain...with MSG Ruggs.

God Bless..."

This tribute was added by carol mcmillar on 6th July 2015

"One who brought joy, love, and happiness to many lives, My Mom.   I miss you..."

This tribute was added by Roosevelt Ruggs on 7th March 2015

"for 66 years I called you ma. .Less than I hoped for and yet more than most though your physical presence will be missed your spirit will always be felt and I still call you ma"

This tribute was added by Peggy Henry on 4th March 2015

"Mama, it's been eight months since you decided that your time with us had come you an end. God was ready, and so were you. You had been preparing us for this for several months, but I guess we did not want to hear and accept what you were saying. We sit around and talk about it now--in laughter and tears--how you always were there to talk to and to solve our problems in your often humorous ways. You are still doing that. Your two long distance grand youngings, as you called them, are back home. They said you are working your thing from heaven. Mama, you will always be with us. We love and miss you and Daddy so much."

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