Reather Mae Rufus-Fullwood
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Reather Mae Rufus-Fullwood, age 80, passed away June 17, 2020. Reather graduated from Walker- Gamble High School in 1960. She was a member of Centennial United Methodist Church where she served as a choir member, chairperson of the finance committee, and president of United Methodist Women. Reather was also a member of the Gary Red Hat Society Chapter #4206 "Red Velvet Ladies". She was employee at Baltimore School System, Joyce Sewing Factory, Goldblatts Department Store, Gary Community School System with her last job being the Gary Neighborhood Services (GNS) where she served for 18 years before retiring. Preceded in death by parents: Roberta and Alexander Rufus; daughter Cassandra Pruitt; brothers: Thomas, Elroy "Bey", Alexander "Bobby", Leon "Bonnie", Richard and Wallace Rufus; special friend, Reina Chandler and godmother, Ardie Jones. She is survived by husband, Melvin Fullwood; daughter, Sherita (Willie) Powell; granddaughter, Krystal S. (Jimmell) Boyer; grandsons: James E. (Arabia) Galburth III and Tre'Mell M. Powell; great-granddaughters, Alexandria K. Boyer and Kali L. Galburth; great-grandsons, Karson-Alexander J. Boyer and Ayden Reed all of Gary, IN; sisters, Christine (Robert Ray) Rufus and Elizabeth Rufus, both of Baltimore, Maryland; god sister, Annie Headen; special friend, Bertha Lewis and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation: Friday, June 26, 2020, from noon-8:00p.m. with family hours from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 West 11th Avenue. Funeral services Saturday June 27, 2020 at 11:00a.m. at Centennial United Methodist Church 777 Rhode Island Street. Rev. Michael Hayden officiating. Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Jun. 24, 2020.
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July 21, 2020
I would like to Thank Everyone that offered kind words and prayers . Our family has Truly suffered a Great loss . My Mom was a Loving Beautiful person that loved unconditionally , to know her was to Love Her . Momma was the center of our family . The one person All of us called when we needed advise or just a shoulder to cry on , She was there with open arms . It didn't matter the time or how many times , She was there . Momma taught us Life and how we should Pray and step out on Faith . I am Truly Heartbroken and still in disbelief at times . Heaven has gained a Queen , My Mother , My Angel Love You Forever Momma !!! Well Done Rest in GOD'S arms .
Sherita Powell
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June 27, 2020
My condolences to the family of Mrs Reather our prayers go out to your family. We will greatly miss hearing her singing our favorite song Knocked down but not out. We will all have to pass the same way and when we do we want to hear you greet us at the heavenly gates with a song to welcome us home.
Rev Richard and Mary Mercer
Mary Harris Mercer
June 27, 2020
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Lamar Claypool
June 26, 2020
Poem of condolences There's a very special garden, where the trees of memory grows, nutured by the kindness and concern that good friends shows. The root are cherished memories of good times in the past.That the branches tender promises that the soul endure and last.
It's a place of peace and beauty where bright new hope can start. It's memory's lovely garden that soothes the hurting heart. You will be miss, but i know you are in a better home.
Diane McFadden
Family
June 26, 2020
My prayers for Sherita her dad and the rest of the family. I will truly miss Mrs Fullwood.
Regina davis
June 25, 2020
Mrs. Fullwood was my first pastor parish chairperson when I pastored Centennial UMC. It was my first pastorate she took me under her wing to help me navigate areas that could cause negative outcomes. She always had me to evaluate my decisions through a number of questions but ultimately would it benefit the congregation. I never forgot your impact on my life. You were a true servant and joy to be around. Thank you for your godly counsel and I really appreciated. God bless!!
Lamar Claypool
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June 25, 2020
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Ricky Smith
June 24, 2020
m going to miss that beautiful smile.RIH
Sharon Powell
Family
June 24, 2020
My prayers and condolences to the family of Reather Fullwood. She will truly be missed. We had some fun and glorious times at Centennial United Methodist Church. I know she is probably leading a song about now up in that Heavenly choir with Cassandra by her side. Rest on Mrs. Fullwood.
Donna Shaw
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June 24, 2020
Gee Gee, Rodney and I are praying for you and the entire family during this difficult time. May her soul Rest Easy. Love ya Annette
Annette Mathis
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