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De MEZA, 96
LAKELAND - Ruth Minnie de Meza, 96, formerly of Lakeland, FL, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 31, 1916 to the late missionaries Rev. James and Edith Brooke, Ruth later lived in England and emigrated to the U.S. and resided in New York and Florida.
Ruth was a dedicated wife, devoted mother and worked as a secretary/ bookkeeper. Her greatest passion was for the Lord Jesus Christ and sharing His love with everyone she met.
Ruth will be greatly missed by her sister, Esther Mason; son, Malcolm de Meza (Marcia) of Lakeland, FL; daughter, Glenis Ratcliff of Glenmont, NY; grandchildren, Mary Beth Anderson (Greg), Karin Hillen Jaquays, Michelle de Meza, Monica de Meza; great granddaughter, Avery Anderson and family and friends in South Africa, England and the U.S.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. David A. de Meza; sisters, Agnes Sears and Florence Brooke; brothers, Leonard and Percy Brooke; and her son-in-law, Dr. Keith F. Ratcliff.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 9:30 AM at Victory Church's Light of Lights Chapel, 1401 Griffin Road, Lakeland, FL.
Published in Ledger from May 2 to May 3, 2013