Ruth Gee White, 89, died Tuesday, June 17, 2008, following an extended illness.
She was born on June 23, 1918, the daughter of the late Homer and Eula Mae Brooks Gee. Mrs. White was preceded in death by her husband, John Quinton White; brother and sister, Nolan Gee and Grace Truelove. She was a faithful member of The First Baptist Church of Commerce and of the Berean Sunday School Class. She worked at Harmony Grove Mill in Commerce and was an agent for American Family Life Insurance Company.
She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She has touched the hearts of many in her long life and her love and the memories of her will linger in all our hearts forever, loved ones stated.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda White Dickerson and Livingston M. Dickerson Jr., Commerce; grandson and spouse, Phillip K. and Elaine Turner; granddaughters and spouses, Vickie D. and Scott Yaughn, Michele and Joseph Head; great-grandchildren, Etta Yaughn, Zachary Turner, Ashley Turner, Lucas Yaughn and Lily Ruth Head; brothers and sisters, Irene Allison, Bobbie Bryan and H.W. Gee.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 19, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with Dr. Carlton Allen, the Revs. David Harbin and Lee Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. White’s wishes were in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Building Fund at the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.