Ruth Barbour (1925 - 2018)

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Ruth Barbour
06/30/1925 - 05/12/2018
Ruth M. Barbour, 92 of Daytona Beach, passed on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Funeral Services will be Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Hope Fellowship Church, in Daytona Beach. Pastor John P McGee, Sr. Pastor; Bishop Derek T. Triplett, Founding Pastor/Bishop. Calling hours will be, from 5-8 PM, today (Friday, May 18, 2018) at Herbert Thompson Funeral Home and from 9:30 AM until service time at the church on Saturday. Ruth was born June 30 1925 to the late Sam and Nola Bell Allen in Quincy, FL. Her parents named their 12-pound beautiful plump baby girl, Ruth, which means companion, friend and vision of beauty. Ruth moved to Daytona Beach with her parents and older sister, the late Essie Mae Turner, at an early age. Ruth graduated from Campbell High School and moved to New York. She attended Queensboro Community College, and later began a career as the Assistant to Social Workers with the Board of Education in Jamaica, New York Public School#142. Ruth also worked as a Cosmetologist. Essie and Ruth called themselves "Stylist" long before the term became popular. Ruth took pride in working with her students and nurturing their success. On June 9, 1946, Ruth and Alfred I. Barbour, affectionately known as "Bob" were married in New York City, and lived there for over 30 years; moving back to Daytona Beach when Bob retired. Bob so loved Ruth and often called her "Ruth Darling." They were happily married for 52 years and enjoyed traveling through-out the United States and the Caribbean Islands. Ruth also travel abroad and bragged about her trip to Paris, France. Ruth was a classy lady with dignity and etiquette. Ruth a fashion icon, who was admired for her unique taste in fashion. She had a sense of humor that left you laughing into stitches. She was an excellent cook; she enjoyed entertaining friends and family. She enjoyed fishing and was an avid lover of playing cards and a Bridge Champion. Ruth was a woman of faith who understood the power of prayer. She was a founding and faithful member of Hope Fellowship Church. She loved her church and the ENTIRE FAMILY OF HOPE. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Sam and Nola B. Allen; husband, Alfred I. Barbour; sister, Essie Mae Turner; and nieces, Joan Powers and Carol Monroe. She leaves to cherish her memories: her four nieces who she was so proud of and spoke of often: Barbara Green, Jacksonville, FL; Shirley Sweetwine, Land O' Lakes, FL; Patricia Sweetwine, Lutz, FL and Diana Wanza, Miami, FL; Shirl Harris, her devoted caregiver; loving and devoted god daughters, Kim Brown-Crawford and Carolyn Johnson (Andrea); both of Daytona Beach, FL; Special cousins; Sharon Sager, Daytona Beach, FL; and Doris Grey, Jacksonville, FL; Several adopted daughters, Avis Wilkerson, Ft Lauderdale, FL; Tracy Triplett, Atlanta, GA; Patricia Hubbard, and Tina Carlyle (Randy), both of Daytona Beach, FL; a caring adopted son, Breece Robinson (Debra). Devoted friends: Thelma Wilson, Vincent and Gather Bellamy, William Brown, Barbara Brannen, Thelma Williams, Hedi Ramsey, Jessie Armstrong, Lerosa Dixon, and a host of loving grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and friends.

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Herbert Thompson Funeral Home
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Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from May 17 to May 18, 2018