Ruth had one desire in her life - to serve the God she loved with the people with whom HE placed her - the Deaf community. She worked for Chelmsford Diocese as a Chaplain and also served within the London Deaf church. She led worship and Bible groups, visited elderly and sick people and took numerous funerals. She gave no thought to her own life, or her comfort, but focused entirely on mixing among the Deaf, visiting deaf clubs, and travelling miles to participate in deaf events.
She loved to remember everyone's birthday and gave Christmas cards to all. She didn’t want people to know about her background or her life. She didn’t want them to fuss about her, praise her or give her gifts. She never liked attention being focused on her. She left instructions that nothing about her life was to be spoken at her funeral - no eulogy - no history - just to give thanks to those who had shared the journey with her and thanks to God!
Ruth's funeral was on the 23rd September 2014, please read these verses that she asked to be read at her funeral. Psalm 103,Zephaniah 3 v15 -17, John 14:1-14, Revelation 21:1-7The hymn she chose was ‘Yours be the Glory, risen, conquering Son; endless is the victory over death you won!’
This would be the message Ruth would want you to take from her life and witness - Jesus is risen, death is defeated, and God’s love for you is far more than you will ever understand or experience!Now we celebrate that she is entirely held within the greater love of God. To Him be the glory, for ever and ever!
Donations in Ruth's memory were give to DAT Deaf Anglicans Together.