Ruth Burney (Smith) Gill, 91, of Jasper passed away on July 22, 2020. A visitation will be held on Friday July 24th from 5-7 pm at the Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper followed by a Celebration of Life Service to be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday July 25th at First Baptist Church in Jasper.
She was born August 14th, 1928 in Rockdale, Texas as the first child of farmers, Edwin Basil Smith and Mabel Zelma (Burney) Smith. She graduated from Hearne High School in 1945 and although she held many different job titles through the years such as telephone switch board operator, office manager, and business owner, her proudest job titles were that of Wife, Mother and Grandmother.
Ruth loved gardening, sewing, crafting, and experimenting with new recipes. She was always very active in church whether it was teaching Sunday School or leading Vacation Bible School, she served the Lord in any way she could. She had been a member of First Baptist Church Jasper for the past 14 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Myron Alenzo Gill, sons, David Gill and Jerry Gill, daughter Wanda Morgan and granddaughter Eva Key. She is survived by her daughter Pat and husband Bobby Lockhart of College Station, Texas; son-in-law Joe Morgan of Magnolia Springs, Texas; daughter Patti and husband Jackie Norsworthy of Magnolia Springs; son Dwayne Gill of Kirbyville Texas; daughter Robbie and husband Wade Peek of Magnolia Springs; daughter Gale and husband Mackey Willis of DeRidder, Louisiana; and son Brian and wife Kimberley Gill of Jasper, Texas along with twenty four grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her Sister, Mary Sue Attaway of Mabank, Texas and brother, Edwin Barkley Smith and wife Frances of Houston, Texas. Condolences can be posted at www.shultzfuneralhomeofjasper.com or on Facebook at Shultz Funeral Home & Crematory.