On the 8th day of August 2020, Ruth Truesdale Gardner Foster quietly departed this life at Mecklenburg Health and Rehab Nursing Home, Charlotte, NC.
Ruth Ann Truesdale was born on September 1, 1934 to the late Lloyd, Sr. and Ossie Truesdale in Gaston County.
On August 30, 1953, Ruth Ann married Richard L. Gardner, Jr. and to this union 3 children were born. Richard departed this life October 2, 1971. She later remarried Reverend Willie C. Foster who is now deceased.
Ruth graduated from Reid High School, Belmont, NC and attended Johnson C. Smith University. She worked in the school systems of Cherokee County, SC, Gaston County, and retired from CMS Mecklenburg County.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Lloyd Truesdale, Jr., and Fred Truesdale; one daughter, Chandra Gardner Wilkins; and one granddaughter, Ashlei Dionne Davis.
Her legacy will live on in the hearts of her daughters, Mrs. Clarissa Gardner Davis (Melvin) of Charlotte, NC and Mrs. Cynthia Gardner Jones (John) of Travelers Rest, SC; grand-daughters, Mrs. Joetta Jefferies (Quincy), Ms. Chelsea Wilkins, Mrs. Cara Wilkins Manning (Kelly) and Ms. Cindi Jones; grandsons, Mr. John Jones, Jr., and Mr. Richard Jones, six great grandchildren, one son-in-law, Mr. Jerry Wilkins; goddaughters, Ms. Michelle Adams and Mrs. Lena Isaac (deceased); godson, Mr. Clayton Roberts, special friends, Sisters Rita Anderson, Mary Kinard, Geraldine Hicklen, Frelen Bellamy, Eva Brewer and the late Shelia Rucker, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews along with devoted friends.
Walk through viewing on Thursday; August 13, 2020 at the funeral home from 2 until 8.
All other services are private.
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