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Ruth Marie Strickland Pitcock
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1937
Madison County
Alabama, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 2006
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA

PITCOCK, RUTH STRICKLAND, age 69, of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away December, 17, 2006. Born October 11, 1937, she was a 1955 graduate of Jones Valley High School. Ruth was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great aunt, cousin and a servant of her God Jehovah and His loving son, Christ Jesus. Ruth was preceded in death by her: parents, Kermit M. Strickland and Mae Elizabeth Ray Strickland Coleman; and husband of 50 years, Billy L. Pitcock. Married at the age of 16, Ruth remained a faithful wife until Billy's death in 1992. She is also preceded in death by her: infant daughter, Sherry Marie Pitcock; son, Billy Joe Pitcock; and brother, Marion White. She is survived by her: children, Elizabeth Ann White of Birmingham, Terri Ryals (Gary) of Bessemer, Pauline Woods (Bart) of DeFuniak Springs, FL, and David Pitcock (Elaine) of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; grandchildren, Christopher White (Amanda) of Niceville, FL, Brandi Barnhill Crawford (Chad) of Montevallo, Timothy Barnhill of DeFuniak Springs, FL, Blakely Fendley of Birmingham, Kayla Dean of Athens and Christopher Pitcock of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; great-grandchildren, Taylor White, Auston White, Sydney McLaughlin and Chad Crawford, Jr.; sisters, Pauline S. Cossey (Robert) of Panama City, FL, and Peggy S. McCoy (Dr. Ronald McCoy) of Birmingham; Special babies, Dayton, Kyla, Jada and Courtney; a special niece, Connie; very special aunt, Annie Lucille Kimbrell "Aunt Boochie"; and an aunt, Nell Simmons (Bobby) of Bessemer. Ruth was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and was affiliated with the Riverchase Congregation. She expressed her love for her God Jehovah and His son and her Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. Ruth believed in a resurrection to life on a paradise earth under the Kingdom rule of Christ Jesus. She was always ready to witness to all who would listen about Jehovah God and Christ Jesus. She loved all children and animals. Ruth love to fish. Her sense of humor and love of life will live on in her family and her friends. She will truly be missed by all who knew her. Ruth wanted everyone to know how much she loved and appreciated the many things that were done for her. Ruth's family wants to express their deep gratitude to all the doctors, nurses and employees of the Kirklin Clinic, UAB Highlands and Brookwood Hospital. Special thanks to: Dr. Peter Lodewick, Dr. Ronald C. McCoy, Dr. Louis Pineda, Dr. Paul Park, Dr. Laura Timares, Dr. Lauren Huey, Dr. Melissa Baird, Dr. Baird's nurse, Ellen, Dr. Ken Olson, Dr. R. Bluhm, Dr. Joe Sherrill, her special nurses, Lisa, Camilla, Charlene, Antonio and Paul (respiratory therapists). Also a special thanks to Joe and Regina Smith. Thanks to all the staff of UAB Highlands, 4th floor and ICU. Pallbearers will be Christopher White, Charles Miller II, Bryce Silas, Dr. Ronald C. McCoy, Gary Ellis and David Gartman. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 21st, at 2:00 pm at the Bessemer Brown Service Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery, Fairfield. Brother Roderick Williams and Brother Willie Oliver of the Riverchase Congregation will officiate. Bessemer Brown Service Funeral Home will be serving the Pitcock family. 
Family links: 
  Billy Lipscomb Pitcock (1933 - 1992)*
  Sherry Marie Pitcock (1955 - 1955)*
  Billy Joe Pitcock (1959 - 1980)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Michael Pitcock
Record added: Oct 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118074632
Ruth Marie <i>Strickland</i> Pitcock
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