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Mary Ruth Weaver Hailey

 

Mary Ruth Weaver Hailey, 87, of Granville County passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at home, surrounded by her daughters.

Ruth was born in Granville County to the late Junious Weaver and Lucy Perry Weaver. She was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church and was a former supervisor on the blind unit of Murdoch Developmental Center. Her entire working career was dedicated to working with special needs individuals. She was a fantastic cook and loved gardening and quilting. Ruth devoted her life to Christ and to her family.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 27, 2021 at Mountain Creek Baptist Church from 1:30-2:45 PM in the sanctuary. Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 27, 2021 at Mountain Creek Baptist Church at 3:00 PM officiated by Reverend Johnny Richards. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mountain Creek Baptist Church is located at 2187 Mountain Creek Rd, Oxford, NC 27565.

She leaves to cherish her memory, four daughters, Janet Parham (Gene) of Oxford, Debra Newman (Bruce) of Kittrell, Pat Whitt of McKenney, VA and Penny Howard (Dannie) of Louisburg; one sister, Dorothy Buffaloe of Zebulon, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-two years, Norris Hailey; a daughter, Becky Tackett and a son-in-law, Tommy Whitt.

Flowers are kindly accepted.

10 Comments

  • Rachel Campbell Posted August 25, 2021 10:20 pm

    Pat, Natalie, Janet, Debra, Penny, and all family,
    Our hearts are with you in this loss of your mama and much loved one. I only met her a few times, but she was a gentle lady. To know she is with her Saviour is the greatest comfort, but you will have some difficult times ahead. May you know the presence of our God’s comfort surrounding you in the days, weeks and months ahead.
    With sympathy, caring and prayers,
    Bruce & Rachel Campbell

  • Sue Beasley Posted August 25, 2021 11:22 pm

    To the beloved Haley family, we send our love and prayers. Mrs. Ruth was a wonderful woman and had a great life with her devoted family. She remains at peace now in the arms of our Lord. Prayers for all. Cliff and Sue Beasley

  • Greg and Shelby Penny Posted August 26, 2021 6:47 pm

    So sorry for for your loss Love and prayers for your family

  • David M. Wall Posted August 26, 2021 11:21 pm

    What a beautiful to Aunt Mary Ruth. She was such a kind hearted person who loved her five girls. All five of those beautiful cousins carry her traits proudly. The Covid virus kept us separated this past year. I can remember going to her house as a child and running snd playing freely in her house. There will never be another lady who is as gracious as she has been. I remember cutting her hair snd styling it. I was so nervous because I wanted her hair to be like her…perfect. Tusk to God for giving me such an incredible and loving Aunt. If only I could be a portion as good as she had been, I would be happy. Our world has lost a valuable Christian lady. Thanks to this entire family for always making me feel like a special cousin. Love yo all!

  • Deborah K Keith Posted August 27, 2021 2:01 pm

    To the family im sorry to hear of your Mother, she was a sweet lady. God Bless each of you and may you live with the memories and years that you had her. Love Deborah & Family

  • Brenda Whitlow Tuck Posted August 27, 2021 5:08 pm

    So sorry about Mrs. Hayes. She was a delightful person to know. May our Lord be with you during this time and may your memories of her give you smiles on your faces when you think of her. I am keeping you in my prayers.

  • Brenda Whitlow Tuck Posted August 27, 2021 5:14 pm

    Please forgive me, I wrote Mrs. Hayes and I meant Mrs. Hailey.

  • Mike and Denise Bowling Posted August 27, 2021 6:20 pm

    May God hold you in His loving hands. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Marshall and Kaye Frances Neathery Posted August 27, 2021 6:55 pm

    We just learned of Mary Ruth’s passing. Our love and prayers are expressed to the family. Mary Ruth was a fine, Christian lady. So many good memories of her and Norris will always remain with us!

  • Shelia Butts Posted August 28, 2021 5:11 pm

    “We are so sorry for your loss of this precious lady. Ruth was such a joy and brought smiles to many people. I will always remember how everytime she was visiting with us how she could make us laugh and often it was just her dry humor not intended to be funny. She brought my mama so much comfort and happiness in the years after daddy died. We send our deepest thoughts and prayers as you travel the days ahead without her. Much love to all. Shelia and Jackie”

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