Ruth Carlisle Wilbanks
July 23, 1934 – July 4, 2018
WILBANKS, RUTH CARLISLE, age 83 of Birmingham. It’s with a very heavy and sad heart that the family announces her passing on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She fought a long battle with advanced dementia for the last 10 years, and succumbed to complications. This selfless woman made a lifetime out of doing for others. It’s been everything from raising 3 girls, teaching school for 32 years, caring for elderly sick father, father-in-law, and husband, to one of her own adult sick children. All while being the primary breadwinner for the majority of that journey. Ruth worked hard for everything she got and gave to her girls. It’s finally her time for true rest. You are greatly loved Mother and will be missed. We will see you again one day. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy J. Wilbanks; parents, Martha and Alfred Carlisle, Sr.; and sister, Mary Brown. She is survived by her daughters, Anita Wilbanks Meyers (James), Cheryl Wilbanks Bell (Jim) and Beth Wilbanks Marlin (Greg); brother, Alfred “Buddy” Price Carlisle, Jr.; grandchildren, Kellie Bell, Josh Meyers and Alex H. Mulrooney; and nephew, Harry Brown. Her family will celebrate her life on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 1-2 at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel with her service beginning at 2 PM. Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens.
- Celebration of Life Monday, July 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, July 9, 2018