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Lula Ruth Addy, formerly of Canton, Ohio, departed this life on March 27, 2013 surrounded by her devoted daughter, Dorothy and devoted granddaughter, Marlo. Ruth was born on Feb. 27, 1927 in Georgia to Rufus Benjamin and Lula Houston. Ruth gave her life to Christ at an early age and united with Union Baptist Church in 1987; serving on the Mother's Board. Being an excellent cook, Ruth helped on the Kitchen Committee. Ruth retired from J.T. Nist Nursing Home as Head Dietary Cook in 1997. Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Daniel Houston; a son, Michael E. Williams; and grandson, Duane 'Poncho' Addy.
She leaves to treasure her memories, brothers, James Houston of Georgia and Sylvester (Shirley) Houston of Massillon, Ohio; daughters, Evelyn Ballard-Hogan, Nellie Ruth Ballard-Coleman, Debra Ballard-Mitchell, Patricia Ballard-(Bud) Canady, and Min. Dorothy Williams-Young; son, Roy L. Williams, Jr.; 18 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren; honorary daughter, Barbara Stovall; and honorary granddaughter, Nicole Davis.
Visitations will be held on Wednesday evening, April 3, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Rhoden Memorial Home, 729 Cherry Ave. NE, Canton, OH 44702; and at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Union Baptist Church, 413 Cornelia Ave. NE, Canton, OH 44704 with a homegoing celebration to follow at 12 noon. Pastor Sherman Martin, officiating. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Rhoden Memorial Home, Inc.
729 Cherry Avenue NE
Canton, OH 44702
Published in The Repository from Mar. 28 to Apr. 2, 2013