Ruth Grubbs Richardson

Published 11:09 pm Monday, March 30, 2015

Ruth Grubbs Richardson, 91, of Mocksville, died on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home after several years of declining health.

She was born in Chatham County on Sept. 23, 1923 to the late Joseph P. and Mirtie T. Grubbs. Her family moved to Forsyth County when she was young and then relocated to Davie County when she was 13. She retired from Drexel Heritage Furniture Co. in 1996. She enjoyed reading, gardening, crocheting, working in flowers and crafts. She was a member of Fork Baptist Church where she served on committees and taught Sunday School in her earlier years. She loved her church family and enjoyed serving them and her Lord. She was a faithful member of the Senior Ladies III Sunday School class until her health would no longer allow her to attend. She graduated from Shady Grove School as valedictorian of her class in 1941. On Oct. 10, 1942, she married her high school sweetheart, Everette Richardson, who preceded her in death in  1998 after 56 years of marriage.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Richardson; her sister, Betty Jo Leonard; her brother, John P. Grubbs; a son-in-law, Larry Anderson; 2 half-sisters, Nannie Grubbs Phillips and Clevie Grubbs Andrews; and 2 half-brothers, Ray and Reeve Grubbs.

Survivors: her daughters, Linda R. Anderson of Clemmons and Nancy R. Ward and husband Gene of Mocksville; 5 grandchildren, Lisa Davis of Charlotte, Daniel Ward of Winston-Salem, Melissa Richardson, Susan W. Correll and husband Lewis, all of Mocksville, and Leslie A. Newsome and husband Ashley of Bermuda Run; 4 great-granddaughters; 3 great-grandsons; 2 special sisters-in-law, Sadie R. Rice of Mocksville and Irene R. Hege of Lexington; and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends.

A celebration of life aervice was held at Fork Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, officiated by the Rev. Robert F. Garrett. The family received friends prior to the service at the church and after the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials: Fork Baptist Senior Fund or Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, 3140 US 64 E., Mocksville; or Davie Hospice/Palliative Care, 377 Hospital St., Ste. 103, Mocksville; or to the charity of one’s choice.