June 7, 1963 – August 28, 2019
“Christians should never be in position of fearing death” ~ Ruth Williams
This blog is written in memory of The Late Ruth Williams. A faithful sister-in-Christ who worshiped at the Northside Church of Christ congregation in Lake City, Florida.
Ruth was my friend, my sister-in-Christ and one of my three spiritual mentors. She touched many lives and her genuine love for God was obvious by the way she lived her life. She had a respectable reputation based on consistency of her visible love for God, for her biological and spiritual families, and her students. Her profession of godliness matched her behavior in words, in thoughts and in deeds.
Ruth was known amongst everyone as being trustworthy and dependable. Her words spoke volume. Wow! My heart aches due to the death of this classy lady who is no longer a part of my life. However, I am blessed to have known her in a very special way. We spent hours talking about the Lord and about our joint spiritual endeavors of writing spiritual books and making YouTube videos of Women’s Bible discussions to edify and encourage the sisterhood. We were likeminded on the importance of community evangelism.
On the morning of Wednesday, August 28, 2019, I texted her eagerly awaiting her reply. Instead, I received the news of her unexpected death. I was Speechless!
This classy lady refrained from bringing reproach against God and the Church.
This classy lady was dignified and dressed modestly.
This classy lady was wise, intelligent and knowledgeable in scriptures. She knew her worth but remained humble.
This classy lady was always a pleasure to be around and she spoke with confidence about her relationship with God.
This classy lady was sincere in all she did and said. She offered help to all who needed it.
This classy lady always responded in love and had a heart of gratitude. She actively listened to me without interruptions. I have no doubt she was the same with everyone that she engaged in conversations.
This classy lady spoke faithfully and was rooted in God.
This classy lady was God’s Diamond on earth. Wow! We had so many plans but God had other plans for His hard fighting soldier Ruth.
This classy lady is gone from my life but never from my heart.