Ruth  Britton


Our Beloved Ruth or "Ruthie" was born on February 8, 1952 in Fairmont, West Virginia to the late Mitchell and Louise Britton. From this union there were eight children born: Howard (Theresa), Mitchell (Sheila), Richard (Saba) Franklin, Dorothy and Alfreda. Her eldest sister Violetta (James) preceded her in death. Ruthie was the youngest child.
Ruth was a thoughtful, friendly, honest and happy child. She was also active in the Temple of Christ Church. She attended Miller Elementary School. After elementary school she attended West Fairmont High School. She was studious and very popular in high school. After graduation Ruth attended OIC secretarial school. Ruth left Fairmont in the 1970's and relocated to Brooklyn NY.
Ruth's first secretarial job was with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. She worked there for a few years and made many friends. After leaving Metropolitan Life she became employed with Kings County Hospital. She worked as a medical secretary in the Hemodialysis unit for 46 years. She was loved by patients and staff. She was known for her smile; friendliness; dedication; laughter; and her tenacity. She loved serving others.
Ruth was brought up in the church and knew the importance of having a relationship with Christ. Hence, she joined Pilgrim Baptist Cathedral in the early 1980's. Shortly after joining Pilgrim, Ruth joined the Hospitality Committee. She was the secretary of the Hospitality Committee for over 25 years. Her light was always shining, and she will be missed by many.
Ruth leaves to mourn her sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers, church family and friends. "Well done, good and faithful servant!", Matthew 25:21." Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they in death" Isaiah 57:2
The family will receive friends at Agape Life Ministries, 410 Morgantown Ave. in Fairmont, on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. The funeral service will be at the church on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Fairmont. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
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Published on September 12, 2019
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Sharon Lynne Lee
Sep 12, 2019
RIP my beautiful cousin.