CERTAIN, Ruth G, 71 of Raleigh, NC, ended her decade long battle with COPD at home on October 12, 2019. Ruth is survived by her husband William R. of 52 years, sons Chad and Jude, their spouses Lynnette and Cynthia, her grandchildren Jaida, Layla, and Layton, her siblings Glenn, Charles, Phillip, and Lynda, and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Glenn and Ruth, brother Milton, sister Daa’iyah, nephew Khalil and grandson Nico.
Ruth was a loving mother, wife, sister, grandmother, aunt and special friend to all who knew her. Her passion for life was in caring for her family and loved ones whether that meant a cooked meal, and kind word, a helping hand, or even a big hug. Ruth loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Ruth was also known as a fighter. Always wearing her heart on her sleeve, she was a source of strength and support for her family because she loved them so dearly. Although Ruth’s debilitating ailments in recent years limited her ability to see her family, not a day went by that she didn’t pray for or keep her family in her thoughts.
While it’s difficult to say goodbye, we can all take in solace in remembering the joy, love and support that Ruth provided to all of us. She will always remain with us in our hearts and remind us of the happiness that love can bring.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Donohue Cecere Funeral Home. Religious service at the funeral home at 12:30 PM. Entombment following at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, NY.
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