Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

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Ruby Ruth Giesel

March 29, 1921January 5, 2020

Ruby Ruth Giesel, 98, of Orlando, went home to be with the Lord January 5th, surrounded by family.

She was born on March 29, 1921 in Sullivan, Ohio. She moved to Orlando with her family in 1967. She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred Giesel, her parents, Harry and Ada Freyman, and her sisters, Mabel Immel and Bernice Devey. She is survived by her three children, David Giesel (Cree) of Chattanooga, TN, Paul Giesel, of Orlando, and Sharon McFarland (David) of Orlando; her grandchildren, Megan Ferguson (Zach), Jeremy Giesel (Brittney), Mark Giesel (Sarah), all of Chattanooga, Michelle Sternfield (Jay) of Orlando, and Kristen Sherwood (Michael), of Gainsville; Great-grandchildren Christian, Alexis and Georgia Woodfin, of Chattanooga; several nieces and nephews and a sister-in law, Phyliss Giesel of Elyria, Ohio.

Grandma Giesel loved the Lord, her church, her family, food and fellowship. She spent countless hours teaching Sunday School, visiting the sick, and playing the piano for her church, the Orlando Baptist Temple, where she was a member for 50 years.

Mrs Giesel was a former employee at Hughes Supply and a retired teacher from the Orlando Baptist Temple school.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday, January 10th, 10:00 AM at Woodlawn Funeral Home, Old Winter Garden Road, with funeral service to follow at 11:00. Pastor Xavier Small is officiating.


  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Committal Service Friday, January 10, 2020


Ruby Ruth Giesel

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Brenda Guilfoyle

January 8, 2020

Your Mom was a wonderful person. I’m glad I got to know her over the years. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family.