Betty Jean Ruth

Betty Jean Ruth

Betty Jean Hollifield Ruth
December 15, 1948 – February 29, 2024

ZEBULON – Betty Jean Hollifield Ruth, a woman of integrity, love, compassion and a heart of gold, passed on from this life on Thursday at the young age of 75.

Betty Jean was born in Wake County to the late Junior Gaither & Mary Fowler Hollifield. She worked as a business administrator in the automotive industry, where she utilized her many talents. Although she lost her beloved husband earlier in life, she remained strong and continued pushing through any and all obstacles that came her way. She had an immense love for all her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be missed beyond measure, but never, ever forgotten. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Whitfield Ruth.

Betty Jean is survived by her son, Darrel Ruth; her daughters, Norma Martin (J.R.) and April Lyles (Patrick); her grandchildren, Jeremy Martin (Chelsie), Vincent Sutton, Aaron Pascal (Brian) and Emily Pearce; her great grandchildren, Gabriela Martin and Onyx Pascal; and her sisters, Mary Allen and Angie Stephenson.

Flowers are welcomed or memorials can be made to your local SPCA or to St. Jude Children Research Hospital.

Memorial service will be at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory of Wendell NC. The family openly encourages the opportunity to speak with friends following the service.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.

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