In Loving Memory of Ruth Smith
Ruth Smith, a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on September 16, 2023, at the age of 81, in Wildwood, Georgia. She was born on February 22, 1942, in Jacksonville, Florida, to Walter Everhart and Inez Everhart. Ruth's life was a testament to her enduring love for family and her passion for nature.
Ruth had a green thumb like no other, and gardening was her true calling. She had a remarkable ability to nurture the most delicate of blooms and turn her backyard into a vibrant, colorful oasis. Her garden was not just an escape for her but a source of joy and inspiration for all who were fortunate enough to wander through it.
Fishing was another of Ruth's cherished pastimes. She could often be found casting her line into the tranquil waters, finding solace in the peaceful rhythm of the waves. It was during these moments that she connected with the natural world around her, forming a bond that was truly special.
Above all else, Ruth cherished her role as a grandmother. Spending time with her grandchildren brought her immense joy, and she treasured every moment she shared with them. Whether it was teaching them about her garden, telling them stories, or simply watching them play, her love for them was immeasurable.
Ruth Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Everhart and Inez Everhart, but her memory lives on in the hearts of her children: John Hall, Kathy Dennis, and Sammy Smith. She is also survived by her dear siblings, Walter Everhart, Judy Snow, and Billy Case, as well as her six cherished grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Special Friend and longtime companion Don Smith. Her legacy of love, warmth, and the beauty she created in her gardens will continue to inspire and uplift those who knew her.
As we remember Ruth Smith, let us not only mourn her passing but also celebrate the remarkable life she lived and the enduring love she shared with her family. Her memory will forever bloom in the gardens of our hearts, casting a vibrant and enduring light that will never fade.