Mrs. Ruth Simmons Church, 94, of Granite Falls, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Trinity Ridge, following a period of declining health.
Ruth was born on June 13, 1928 in Wilkes County to the late Austin Simmons and Minnie Walker Simmons. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Lenoir and was retired from the furniture manufacturing industry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Wilson Church, three children, James Church, Ronnie Church and Patsy Storie, three sisters: Clara Arnett, Dottie Simmons, and Nannie Borders, two brothers, Dillon McGee and Willie McGee, and one great grandson, Matthew Church.
Survivors include her son, Romey Church and wife Crystal of Granite Falls, six grandchildren: Andy Church and wife Hannah, Lindsay Mckee and husband Trent, Tava Storie, Angel Storie, Marcus Storie, and Chris Church and wife Wendi, and five great-grandchildren: Maverick Church, Natalia Storie, Seth Church, Kalee Church, Micha Church and Aaron Storie.
A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Lenoir. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 9:30-10:30 AM at Mackie Funeral Service in Granite Falls.
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Mackie Funeral Service is serving the Church family.