Ruth M. Lee

Mrs. Ruth M. Lee, 100, formerly of Winfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, at her residence in Grayson, Ga.
Mrs. Lee was born in Cookeville, Putman County, Tenn., on Aug. 16, 1922, to James B. and Ova S. Mills.  
Mrs. Lee was the oldest living member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church in Winfield. She lived a life full of grace, which was strengthened by her faith in God. She remained a member of Harmony Grove even after moving to Georgia to live with her daughters. She loved her church family and was devoted to the members there.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was affectionately called GG.
She loved reading her Bible daily even at age 100. She enjoyed being with people and was always a good listener.  She loved music, especially gospel hymns. She would often sing her favorites “Nearer My God to Thee” and “Count Your Many Blessings” as she went about her morning.
Mrs. Lee is survived by her daughter - Rebecca Rustin; granddaughter - Christy; great-grandchildren – Rusty and Rory; and countless nieces and nephews whom all loved her dearly. She was even a great-great-great aunt.
Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her parents; her husband - Sam F. Lee; her sisters - Alice Owens, Velma Mills, Pearl Roberts and Kate Smith; one brother - James B. Mills Jr.; and her daughter - O. Elizabeth Lee.
The funeral service to honor and celebrate Mrs. Lee’s life was held on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, from the Harmony Grove Baptist Church in Winfield.
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253
Winfield, Ala.  35594


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