Mary Ruth Blalock, 79, of Hampstead passed gently from her earthly life on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Woodbury Wellness in Hampstead.
She was born in Richmond County on October 31, 1938, the daughter of the late Martin Robert and Ethel Estelle Bowers Blalock. Mary Ruth was also preceded in death by her twin great grandchildren, Brianna Lynn Carter and Allen Michael Carter.
Mary Ruth is survived by her daughter, Debbie Ward (Mike); granddaughters, Melissa Carter (Nathan) and Erica Roberts (Reed); four great grandchildren, sister, Joyce Malone (Frank); and many extended family and friends.
For many years Mary Ruth was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach where she served as nursery director. By education and career Mary Ruth was a cosmetologist and it is noted that she kept an active cosmetologist license until the day she passed. Many will remember her employment at the Monkey Junction Wal-Mart where Mary Ruth worked for 15 years.
Mary Ruth loved her family and she enjoyed the simplest things in life. She loved gardening and never turned down an opportunity to go shopping. Her gentle spirit, warm heart and radiant smile will always be remembered.
Graveside funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Oleander Memorial Gardens with the Rev. John Strickland conducting the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to a charity of your choice.
Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting "Guestbook" above.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.
Oleander Memorial Gardens
Monday August 27th, 2018
306 Bradley Drive
Wilmington, NC 28409
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My thoughts, are with you as you grieve the loss of your beloved one. Someone so memorable will never be forgotten. May an outpouring of love and support provide comfort for your heart. As the precious hope outline under Life and Death > What is the Resurrection? under Bible Questions Answered on JW.org. Assure the family of the time to come when Jehovah God, will reunite loss loved ones back to the family. Psalm 73:26
Submitted by RB on Aug 30 2018 12:09:30 AM
Sorry for you loss Debbie & mike & also Joyce & Frank. Our prayers go for yor & your family. LOVE WILLIAM & CAROLYN HAGGINS
Submitted by WILLIAM HAGGINS on Aug 29 2018 12:05:18 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in the scripture at Acts 24:15. This is what our God Jehovah promises for us. And we can look forward to what is written in Psalm 37:9-11 and 29.
Submitted by April on Aug 28 2018 04:15:11 AM
Donald R. Hufham lit a candle for Mary Ruth Blalock
Donald R. Hufham lit a candle on Aug 27 2018 05:54:29 PM
Mary Ruth has gone to be with our Lord. Prayers for peace and comfort go up for the Family and Friends she has left behind. My sincere sympathy.
Submitted by Millie Wilson on Aug 25 2018 07:50:29 AM
My sincerest condolences to the family and friends. Please find comfort in God's promises during this time of need.-Revelations 21:3,4
Submitted by CW on Aug 24 2018 10:58:58 PM
Rev. John and Ila Strickland lit a candle for Mary Ruth Blalock
Rev. John and Ila Strickland lit a candle on Aug 24 2018 06:33:45 PM
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