Ruth Strickland, 85, of Bridge City, TX, passed away this morning November 14, 2013 at Cypress Glen East in Port Arthur. She was born in Burkeville, TX on May 6, 1928 to Willie Edgar Wilson and Mary Burch Wilson. She grew up with one sister Marie Hamrick of Norfolk, VA, recently deceased. She was an alumnus of the Bearkats of Burkeville, TX High School and Port Arthur Business College. She went on to work at Standard Brass and the City of Port Arthur Municipal Court where she retired in 1993. She was a founding member of The First Church of God in Port Arthur, TX, where she remained a member till her passing. She enjoyed gardening and traveling with her husband of 45 years, S. D. Strickland, by whom she is survived. She is also survived by her son Larry Miller and his wife Susan of Orange, TX, step-son Ivan Miller and wife Margie of Hempstead, TX, and her grandchildren Beau, Ken, Boone, and Marcus Miller. Visitation will be at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 16, 2013 at The First Church of God in Port Arthur with Reverend Keith Beckman and Reverend Charles Jones officiating. She will be laid to rest following the service at Sycamore Cemetery in Burkeville, TX at 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Larry Miller, Ivan Miller, Beau Miller, Marcus Miller, Boone Miller and Ronnie Miller.
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Levingston Funeral Home
5601 39Th St
Groves, TX 77619
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 15, 2013