TOANO - Ruth Gibson Stewart, 66, passed away Jan. 18, 2008.
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Ruth was a caretaker in the truest sense of the word. She was happiest when babysitting, caring for a sick loved one or simply spending time with her family.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; and her parents, Maciel and Gus Gibson Sr.
She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Roberts of Richmond; and two sons, Richard Stewart and his wife, Lore, and Jamie Stewart and his wife, Tracy, all of Lanexa. Ruth is also survived by five grandchildren, Angel Graves and her husband, Chris, Karen Wiscott, Josh Apperson, Hunter Stewart and Maggie Stewart; and three great-grandchildren, Briana, Marques and Chris Jr.; as well as 16 nieces and nephews, and 32 great-nieces and nephews. Also left to cherish her memory are her three sisters, Jean Ripley and her husband, Otto, of Williamsburg, Betty Kilford of Williamsburg, and Judie Grablewski and her husband, Ron, of Lanexa; and two brothers, Gus Gibson Jr. and Debi, and Bobby Gibson and Diane, all of Williamsburg.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, Va. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at Liberty Baptist Church, Lanexa, Va.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 15810 Liberty Church Road, Lanexa, VA 23089; Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 709, Williamsburg, VA 23187; or to Faith in Action, 354 McLaws Circle, Suite 2, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
Vincent Funeral Home
9923 Pocahontas Trail Providence Forge, VA 23140
Published in Daily Press on Jan. 19, 2008