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RUTH M. SMITH

March 7, 1933 April 6, 2013
RUTH M. SMITH
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Ruth Mamie Smith (Mackall) was born on March 7, 1933, in Lower Marlboro, Maryland to the late Joseph and Elsie Mackall. Ruth departed this life to rest in the arms of her Saviour Jesus Christ on April 6, 2013 after a brief illness. She was educated in Calvert County Public School system. She was one of nineteen children. Ruth entered into holy matrimony with the late Bernard Smith. After the passing of her husband one son was born with the late George Taylor. Ruth’s occupations include working at Warren Denton Oyster House, the gymnasium director at Mutual Elementary for Parks and Recreation, retail associate at Ben Franklin and Raymond Harris’ gas station. She also worked the tobacco fields of Calvert County. She was an all-out hard worker all of her life. Ruth’s accomplishments include becoming the United States National Oyster Shucking Champion. Ruth was a three time National Champion and went to Ireland to compete in the International Oyster Shucking Championship representing the United States. In 1982, she was honored by the Saint Mary’s Rotary Club for her excellent oyster shucking skills as well. Ruth also enjoyed singing with the Wayward Travelers that consisted of her uncle Elmer Mackall, aunt, Mable Hawkins, her best friend, Willa Mae Cooke and Hortense Wilson. When the weather permitted you could find her hanging out with her neighborhood posse, Joyce Chase, Warren Taylor, Thelma Keys, Cynthia Richardson, Nakia Parker, Patricia Smith, Sylvia Mason, Johnny Hooper, Helen Edwards, Sharon Shields, Nancy Stepney, Betty Mackall and Clarence Hodge, cooking out and keeping an eye on the neighborhood.. Ruth loved crossword puzzles, yard sales or “saling” as she would call it while laughing, and being with her family and having fun with friends. Ruth was a devoted member of Brooks United United Methodist Church and a member of the Sanctuary Choir. She enjoyed watching the live video stream when she was unable to attend church. Ruth was the matriarch and pillar of her family. She was known for being humble, honest, generous and encouraging. Her infectious laughter and trademark sense of humour were present all the way to the end. Our hearts are comforted knowing that she is with the Lord and watching over us. Ruth will forever be remembered by her devoted siblings, beloved child, Frederick (Freddie) Taylor; treasured grandchildren, Anthony Taylor, Sr. (Mona), Tanya Taylor, Monica Taylor, Yolanda Hall and Shawntia Hall; two brothers, Donald (Jane) Mackall, Kenneth Mackall; sister, Ann.

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Visitation

Saturday

13

Apr

10:00 AM 4/13/2013 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/13/2013 11:00:00 AM
Brooks UM Church

5550 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, MD 20685

Brooks UM Church
5550 Mackall Road St. Leonard 20685 MD
United States

Service

Saturday

13

Apr

11:00 AM 4/13/2013 11:00:00 AM
Brooks UM Church

5550 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, MD 20685

Brooks UM Church
5550 Mackall Road St. Leonard 20685 MD
United States

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Brooks UM Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

5550 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, MD 20685

5550 Mackall Road St. Leonard 20685 MD
United States
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