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Ruth A. Sawyer (1917 - 2013)

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Ruth A. Sawyer

Chesapeake - Ruth Ainsley Sawyer, 96, of Chesapeake went to her heavenly Father on Sunday, December 15, 2013.

Ruth was born November 17, 1917 in Roper, NC to the late Miles Turner Ainsley and Mary Gertrude Sexton Ainsley. She was predeceased by her husband, Jenson Joshua Sawyer, Sr., a daughter, Ruth Juanita Liverman, sisters, Sarah Alethia Kross, Mildred Gertrude Shipley, Nina Marie Collier and a brother, Kenneth Rayner Ainsley, Sr. She was a devoted wife and mother. Ruth was ever faithful to the Lord and was a member of Rosemont Christian Church, where she served as a Deaconess and on various committees. She also served Meals on Wheels for many years. Ruth loved the Lord, her family, church and faithfully studied the Word of God. Her favorite color was pink, she loved her precious pets and Hawaiian music.

Survivors include her sons, Jenson Joshua Sawyer, Jr. (Charlotte), Warren Miles Sawyer (Cindy); daughters, Sylvia Lee Ambrose (Wayne) and Maria Lynn Campbell (Dan); 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

Ruth's life will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Rosemont Christian Church. Pastor Gerard Kilyk will officiate. The interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at the church.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Chesapeake.

The family would like to thank everyone at Beth Sholom for their loving kindness shown to Ruth and her family during her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rosemont Christian Church, Chesapeake.

Friends are invited to sign the online guest book at

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 17, 2013