Ruth Dickerson
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JESUP - Ruth Dickerson, 89, died Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Cotton Grove Estate.
The Henderson, N.C., native was a member of North Salem Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for more than 30 years and was a member of Young @ Heart.
Her passion was being a devoted wife and mother. She also loved the outdoors.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Kermit Dickerson.
She is survived by her children, Gail Drury (Derwin), Paul Dickerson (Tammy) and Ginger Howard (Jay); six grandchildren, Dara VanNus, Christi Sertich, Kameron Dickerson(Alison), Kollin Dickerson, Nicholas Howard and Wyatt Howard; three great-grandchildren, Rylan Sertich, Brylee Sertich and Aidan VanNus; sister, Sylvia Greene; brothers, William Dickerson and Robert Dickerson; and several nieces and nephews.
The memorial service will be private. A public memorial service will be at a later date.
Remembrances may be given to North Salem Baptist Church Parsonage Fund, 955 Ga. Hwy 30, Port Wentworth, Ga. 31407.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Cotton Grove Estate that took such good care of her during her stay.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home Effingham Chapel (912) 754-6421

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Published in Effingham Herald from May 6 to May 12, 2020.
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May 9, 2020
Gail, Paul, Ginger and family I am so sorry to hear of your mother passing. Mrs was such a sweet lady and she always had a contagious smile. I know that she is in such better place now but it is never easy saying goodbye. My God grant a peace and comfort in the days to come.

Eddie and Pat Helmey
May 6, 2020
Sincerest condolences from the Yawn's and Dee Freyermuth. Prayers to all the family for your loss.
Mary Yawn
Friend
May 6, 2020
Lord, I am lifting Ms. Ruths family up to you. Please send the comforter to them and help them through this time.....Ms. Ruth had a special place in my heart! I will always cherish the memories of her. She always had a witty way of saying things that would make me laugh! I will miss her deeply....her contagious smile, soft voice and our prayer time.
Renee Bolin
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May 5, 2020
Ginger, Paul and Gail,
Butch and I are so very sorry to hear about Ruth. She was such an amazing, godly lady. We will always cherish the wonderful memories we have of her when we were at North Salem Baptist Church! She was always so full of life and so much fun to be around. Ginger you and your mom were like two peas in a pod! Every time we saw you two together you were both laughing about something! Cherish those times sweet girl. She always had such a sweet, kind, loving and compassionate spirit. I know you will miss her terribly, but know she is with our Lord and Saviour now and we will see her again one day. I pray you will find comfort and peace in Jesus during this time! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
In Christian Love
Butch and Linda Usher
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