Ms. Ruth Daniels, age 96, of Dothan, Alabama passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Visitation will be Friday, March 20, 2020 from 4 PM to 6 PM at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 12 PM at First Missionary Baptist Church.
Burial will immediately follow the service at Gates of Heaven's cemetery.
Ruth Daniels was a beautiful spirit born in Georgetown, Quitman County, Georgia on May 28, 1923 to the late Docia Hatten Daniels and Bruce E. Daniels. She was their fifth child and always exhibited an energetic and feisty personality even when she was younger. She was educated in the Georgetown schools and always desired more for her family.
Ruth later moved to Dothan, Alabama in her early twenties and because of her seriousness about her faith in Jesus Christ, she soon joined membership at North Highland Baptist Church under the leadership of both Rev. W. H. Higgins and later Rev. Robert L. Jones. She also joined First Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Brandon K. Marshall where she remained a faithful member until her transition. She truly loved her pastor as well as her choir, the First Missionary Baptist Church Mass Choir.
Mrs. Ruth always had a “pipeline to the Lord” and would study her Bible and witness to others about His grace in her life. Ruth was a caring and strong-willed woman who overcame many obstacles during her lifetime. However, her challenges never deterred her spirit as she continued to help others while providing for her family. When she was committed, she could never be discouraged.
While raising her family of five children as the sole provider, she started working at Ansell Industries and did so for 30 plus years before she retired. This was another indication of her strong will and commitment of service. Following her retirement, she wanted to remain involved and became a Foster Grandparent, working at Faine Elementary and Landmark (now Slingluff) Elementary until her health began to diminish. She loved her school children that she nurtured for they brought her great joy. Many of her former students, some now adults, would still go up to her at church, or in the grocery stores and around town to give her a big hug and tell her “I love you, Mrs. Ruth.” She was a woman of many gifts and talents including cooking, sewing and gardening where she often displayed her “green thumb” being able to grow anything, especially beautiful roses and azaleas. One of her favorite desserts was her sweet potato pies which were desired by everybody to the extent that she would sell them in order to make ends meet for her family and they would too often sell out too quickly.
Mrs. Ruth had a deep and abiding relationship with her Lord and Savior and made sure all of her children had a relationship with the Lord, as well. She transitioned from this life with two final sentences: one to the Lord and one to her baby girl, Teda. She said “Lord, I’ve been trusting you too long to stop now” and “Baby, I feel real good, I feel good.” Soon after, she answered the call, for she knew the sound of her Master’s voice.
She received her wings and crown March 10, 2020 and is now resting in the arms of our Heavenly Father. She has joyously been reunited with her parents, and all of her eight siblings, Major Crawford, Lena Mae Hatten Austin, Bobbie Hatten Lott, Minnie L. Trawick and Venice “Candy” Cain, Henrietta Daniels, Nathan Daniels and Eva Jones.
Scores of precious memories will be forever cherished by her loved ones who continue on this life’s journey until we all meet again. They include her dearest children: Bruce H. (Omar) Daniels of Atlanta, GA; Diane Roberson of Enterprise, AL; Lenice Daniels; and Harold (Maria) Daniels of Atlanta, GA; and Letetia (Michael) Daniels Jackson. Her beloved grandchildren, Dantey (Camille) Watts and Christopher Slaughter-Daniels of Atlanta, GA; James Roberson, Jr; and Brian (Mattie) Roberson of Enterprise, AL; James (Antoinette) Ray, Jr of Atlanta, GA; Sterling (Kesi) Daniels-Thomas of Montgomery AL; Byron Beachem of Dothan, AL; Nikiya (Steven) Spence; Orion (Amber) Daniels, Stephanie Daniels, Jeremy Daniels, Branden Daniels, and Joshua Daniels all of Atlanta, GA; Starr Botley of Cleveland, OH; Tiffany Carter of Columbus, OH; Leah D. Jackson of Atlanta, GA; and Justin L. Jackson of Dothan, AL. Her great-grandchildren: Janay Watts of Atlanta, GA; Tyesha Roberson of Savannah, GA; Zamia Patterson Roberson of Enterprise, AL; Kamari Ray of Atlanta, GA; Kierra Ray of Iwakuni, Japan; Jasmine and Jada Ray of Atlanta, GA; Anastasia Lenice Daniels-Thomas of Montgomery, AL; Shania Beachem of Dothan, AL; Supreme and Zion Beachem of Ozark, AL; Justice Beachem of Dothan, AL; Braylon Beachem of Malone, FL; Zion Daniels of Atlanta, GA; Josiah Asean and Roman Jacoby Freeman of LaGrange, GA; Jeremiah Gabriell and Remy Jaaziah Daniels of Atlanta, GA; Brooklyn Botley of NYC; Inez Gabriella Daniels of Atlanta, GA; her loving great-great grandchildren, Kamari Javon Ray of Atlanta, GA; Marshawn Daqunn Beachem of Ozark, AL; special nephews George L. “Bro” Jones, Bobby Lee Trawick and a host of other relatives and friends.
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