Mary Ruth Gossett
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LAKE CITY, FL-- Mary Ruth Gossett, 79, passed away, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Lake City Medical Center. She was born in Spartanburg, SC, to the late Henry and Mary (Garrett) Johnson but had lived here in Lake City since 1987 having moved here from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed arts and crafts, gardening and spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Ashley Gerschoffer; and her husband of 50 years, Robert A. Gossett.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Christine McCann of Lake City, FL; son, Robert Michael Gossett of Buford, GA; brothers, James Johnson of South Carolina, Gordon Johnson of Texas, Ronnie Johnson of North Carolina, and Tommy Johnson of Lake City, FL; grandchildren, Courtney Johnson, Donald Dore, and Nicole Marshall; 10 great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 23, 2012 in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3596 South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, Florida 32025, (386) 752-1954 is in charge of arrangements. Please leave words of encouragement for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn. com.
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from June 22 to June 23, 2012