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Mother Ruth Marie Worlds

July 4, 1937 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Mother Ruth Worlds Obituary


Ruth (meaning) Friend to All

Ruth Marie Worlds was born July 4,1937 in Augusta, Arkansas, to the union of Smith Bryson and Jodi Arnold Bryson, both who preceded her in death. She was the great matriarch of the family also known as the “Mayor of Lakeland” and the beloved “Aunt Sis” and “Babe Ruth".

Ruth found the love of her life Glenard Worlds and they were married on May 25, 1956. He also preceded her in death. They raised their own village and fed the multitude with much love as well as food. Ruth worked for Plastic Masters as a machine operator in New Buffalo, Michigan for 25 years. Ruth had a deep passion for her family. Ruth loved going fishing, going to quartet musicals, and watching all kinds of sports. She often supported her grandchildren’s sporting events, especially her special grandson “Man Mans” events and sponsored the bowling team “Babe Ruth’s Girls” for many years. Ruth touched everyone she met.

Ruth Loved the Lord and had a great Christian Journey and was a blessing to several ministries in her community. She started her Christian Journey at Life in the Word Church under the Leadership of her cousin, Pastor Curtis Deal. Later, she helped found Divine Inspiration under the Leadership of some family members and assistance from her daughter Minister Marcia Neal. A ministry that was blessed to start right in Ruth and Glenard’s home. At the time of her transition, she was a member at Deliverance and Victory Five-Fold Ministry under the leadership of Apostle Darrell and Vera Roberts where she was a beloved church mother.

Mother Ruth Worlds was promoted from earth to glory on March 12, 2024 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Hobart, Indiana. She was joined in Heaven by family that awaited her arrival, 5 CHILDREN: Anthony and Amy, who both died as infants, Timothy Boyd, Leslie Boyd, and Kenny Boyd, 1 BROTHER: William Bryson a.k.a Bubba, STEPMOTHER: Arlene Bryson, 2 GRANDCHILDREN: Lamont Neal and Monique Worlds.

 Ruth Leaves behind to cherish her loving memories 5 CHILDREN: Renee (William) Eckwood, Marcia (Dewalph) Neal, Tamara Worlds, Jerald (Rosemary) Worlds, Lillian (Eugene) Ferrell, 2 SISTERS: Vivian Worlds, Barbara Jean Bryson Waddell, 3 DAUGHTER-IN-LAWS: Johanna (Leslie) Boyd, Julie (Tim) Boyd, Regina (Kenny) Boyd, 41 GRANDCHILDREN: Mario Ward, Angela Jirdon-Williams, Crystal Cannon, Clarissa Moore, Alexes Boyd, Andrew Boyd, Eboni Boyd, Brittani Boyd, Cobi Boyd, Austin Boyd, Dwaine Boyd, Lesley Boyd, Lisa Boyd, Keanna Minix, Jonathan Boyd, Kim Weems, Tarra Boyd, Deaunka Neal, William Eckwood III, Marcus Eckwood, Evelyn Duncan, Jermale Duncan, Antoine Duncan, Joshua Duncan, Dewalph Worlds, Latisha Neal, Mindy Jones, Latreese Neal, Ricky Anderson, Jada Bush, Jackie Anderson, Ronald Cambridge, LeBritte Worlds, Amy Worlds, Nakeeta Lewis, Taleisa Worlds, Iesha Taylor, Ashantia Worlds, Regine Ferrell, Jodi Ferrell, Thomas Ferrell, David Smith, Dion Jenkins, Antionette Smith TOTALING 124 with greats, great- greats and great- great greats grands, BROTHER-IN-LAW: Alvin (Bernie) Worlds, SPECIAL COUSINS: Ester Davis and Dorothy Stone, and SPECIAL GRANDSON: Dwaine Boyd who was her phone buddy, BONUS SON: Jerome Higgins, FRIEND: Larry Jones and a magnitude of other family and friends.

A Celebration of life will be Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 1pm at Faith City Assembly of God 1314 S. Woodland Ave. Michigan City, Indiana with Apostle Vera Roberts to be Eulogist. Viewing will be 12noon until time of service at the Church.

A wake will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024 from 5-8pm at Coleman & Hicks Chapel 101 S. Karwick Rd. Michigan City, Indiana 46360.

Interment will be Monday, March 25, 2024 12 noon, Swan Lake Memorial Gardens 5700 W US HWY 20 Michigan City, Indiana 46360.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life...

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March 22, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Coleman & Hicks Chapel
101 S Karwick Rd.
Michigan City, IN 46360

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March 23, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Faith City Assembly of God Church
1314 S. Woodland Ave.
Michigan City, Indiana 46360

Celebration of Life
March 23, 2024

1:00 PM
Faith City Assembly of God Church
1314 S. Woodland Ave.
Michigan City, Indiana 46360

March 25, 2024

12:00 PM
Swan Lake Memorial Gardens
5700 E US Hwy 20
Michigan City, IN 46360


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