Mary Ruth Young

Ruth Young, 85, of Simpsonville, wife of Wallace Young for 65 years, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

Born in Simpsonville, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Berry and the late Estelle Hendrix Berry.

Mrs. Young was a life-long member of Temple Baptist Church. While not having any of her own, she thoroughly loved children and served as the Church Nursery Coordinator for many years. She served on many other church committees including the Good News Club after school program. She loved spending time outdoors in the yard and with her flowers. She worked for Hendricks Builders Center for almost forty years.

In addition to her husband, Wallace, she is survived by a sister, Willie Mae Berry; six nieces and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Lola Berry Cole and Helen Berry Henderson.

A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, August 4 at 3:30 PM at Temple Baptist Church with Pastor Brett Aiken officiating. Burial will follow in Cannon Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the church starting at 2:00 PM prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Temple Baptist Church, Building Fund, 213 W. Curtis St., Simpsonville, SC 29681.

Condolences to the family of Mary Ruth Young

  • Marie Balcombe
    3 years ago

    Ruthie will be missed by all of her family and friends. She was such a good lady who helped so many. I feel so sad at her loss. Soar high with the other angels Ruthie. Rest in eternal peace.

    Wallace, I send you my love and my deepest sympathy in your loss.

  • Ruthie was a staple in my young life! GA leader, choir member, mentor. She loved us. We loved her. And Wallace, too.

  • Julie Pearson
    3 years ago

    So sad to hear of Ruthie passing, but I know she is with Jesus and Lola. I miss both of them so much. Ruthie truly had a love for all children. She touched so many lives. I will treasure my memories of her. I 😥🙏💕

  • Dale Rogers
    3 years ago

    Lovingly known as “Miss Ruthie” by our three daughters, she played such an important role in their lives. They loved her so much and always saw Christ shining through her. “Miss Ruthie”, you are home, you are free. See you real soon!

  • Al Weathers
    3 years ago

    Sorry for your loss. Always had a sweet loving spirit.

  • I grew up knowing Miss Ruthie at Temple Baptist Church. She was a role model for the girls in the church. She gave so freely of her time. You could see Christ shining through her. May the Lord be with Mr Wallace and comfort him in this time of loss. -Lynn Barbrey Day

  • Karen Hughes
    3 years ago

    Miss Ruthie and Wallace were such a part of my childhood, many precious memories. I am sorry for your loss for I know it is great. I also know that Miss Ruthie is glad to meet her Savior. Love and prayers, Karen Cunningham Hughes ( Kaybo )

  • Jane Burrus
    3 years ago

    WillieMae, Wallace, and family,
    My prayers and thoughts are with you and family.

  • Wilton L. Fowler
    3 years ago

    Wallace, we are saddened with the passing of Ruthie. Kirby grew up with you two and I met you in 1956, when I moved to Simponville. Much love and prayers.
    Kirby & Thelma Ballew

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