Ruth M. GrossMay 5, 1940 ~ February 11, 2018 (age 77)
Ruth Mae Gross Sillers Born in Lake Providence, Louisiana, to Lonnie Sillers and Pearl (Wilson) Sillers, both preceded her in death. Her siblings Minnie Jenkins, Rayo Wilson, Henry Wilson; Leah Regina Miller – daughter and grandson Michael Earl Beard proceeded her in death. She leaves her husband John Henry Kennedy, her children: Anthony Charles Ray (Gail) Martin of Seattle, Washington, Lesia Lorraine (John) Russell of Las Vegas, Nevada, Tammie Lynn Sillers of Las Vegas, Nevada, Dena Adams of Stockton, Ca, William Adams of Stockton, Ca, Meicy Adams of Lodi, Ca and Ashley Buffington of Atlanta, Georgia. Ruth was born in Lake Providence and then she moved to Yakima, Washington at the age of 12 to live with her aunt and uncle. Then she moved to Mose Lake and lived there for a few years. She was a housewife, and a very hard worker. She picked apples and worked at the hospital until she moved to Stockton, Ca in 1975. She worked at Lasalet Nursing Home. Her favorite thing to do was sitting on the fish bank for days if she could. She loved kids, other peoples’ kids would call her Mama Ruth. Its’ too many to name over the years but she loved kids so much, then when the grandbabies started to come, she was so happy to welcome her 1st born grandson Thomas Miller and then her 1st grand daughter Arkezia Beard who she helped raised. Pretty soon there were so many she would forget their names but whatever they needed she was right there. Her longtime friends Maxine Anderson and Lou Helen Button were more like sisters. Ruth’s favorite nephew Lorenzo Sillers. She was loved by so many and she loved Jesus and going to church. Ruth also loved to listen to the Blues. She was dedicated and committed toseeing that her children, grand-children and great grand-children had everything and anything she could provide. She truly loved that boy who always rubbed her feet in the hospital Lamone Woodward. Her legacy of love she leaves to her family.