Rachel Ruth Willard Anglin, 94, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Cumming, Georgia, on April 5, 1925, to Early Jason Willard and Rachel Parlie Heard Willard. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Rev. Marcus Levi Anglin. She is also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Gary Castleberry and grandson, Timothy David Brannon. She is a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church where she was saved during a summer revival and then led her friends to Jesus.
As a minister’s wife, she touched many lives and all who met her immediately felt and was blessed to know and be loved by her. She worked tirelessly caring for her family. Ruth was an avid walker, walking as many as twelve hundred miles a year until just before her 90th birthday. Ruth was also a master quilter and made quilts for family, friends and individuals across the country. One of her greatest joys was making quilts for the children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and St. Jude’s and made over seven hundred quilts for these children in sixteen years. Like the intricate quilting that she used to make quilts, she held her family, friends and extensions of these together throughout the years in a very simple but beautiful and precise fashion sharing her warmth, beauty and comfort. She created a work of art with her life and has given us memories that will be forever with us.
Ruth is survived by her daughters, Linda Kathleen Neeley of John’s Creek, Betty Ruth Castleberry of Cumming, Geraldine Rhoades of West End, North Carolina and Nancy Ann (David) Brannon of Jasper. She is also survived by her sister Jean Fagan. Also surviving are grandchildren, Saronda (Rob) Semos, Eddie Castleberry, Chris Roper, Leigh Ann (Danny Hamilton) Johnston, Kim (Trent) Odum and Kelly (Dean) Greene; seventeen great-grandchildren and thirteen great, great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 1:00 PM at Coal Mountain Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and on Friday from 1:00 until 4:00 and from 6:00 until 9:00 PM and on Saturday until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Death takes the body.
Our minds holds the memories.
Our hearts keep the love.
Our faith lets us know we will meet again.
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, 210 Ingram Ave, Cumming, GA 30040 is in charge of arrangements.
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