Mattie Ruth Deloatch

September 29, 1933January 10, 2021

Mattie Ruth Ward Deloatch (88) was born September 29, 1933 to the late Andrew and Mattie Ward. She departed this life on January 10, 2021, at Consulate Health Care Center, Norfolk Virginia.

Mattie Ruth was born and raised in Pitt Country where she attended the public school system. She later moved to Hampton, Virginia where she worked many years in Domestic Services until her health begin to fail her and she retired from the workforce. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, sewing, and restoring antique furniture.

She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized in Pitt County, North Carolina. She attended several churches in the Hampton and Newport News area. Her favorite scripture was Psalm 23.

In 2016, because of failing health, Mattie Ruth became a resident of Consulate Health Care of Norfolk, Virginia. There she remained until God called her home to be with Him.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Mattie Ward; four brothers, Andrew, David, Jimmy, and Arthur Ward; and three sisters, Rebecca Ward, Susie Streeter, and Mary Deloatch.

She leaves to cherish her memory her caretakers, Lee Deloatch Jr. (nephew) of Hampton, Virginia and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


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Crystal Roland

January 12, 2021

Aunt Ruth will be missed. I have fond memories of her laughter, stories and great cooking. She always had a family story to share and made sure you ate good when you visited. Thanks for all the memories!

Suzanne Swain

January 12, 2021

Aunt Ruth was a special aunt. I will truly miss her laughter, smile and her giving spirit. You may be gone but never forgotten.
Simon and Suzanne Swain

Linda Turner

January 11, 2021

Ruth and I lived next door to one another on Cromer Ct in Hpt. She was crazy about my two sons Winston and Brandon. She told me I was the fastest cook she had ever seen. She would come over any night and we would laugh and talk and EAT fried fish, and corn bread. She would go with me to my home in North Carolina and we would have a time to beat the band. If she needed me I was there and if I needed her she was there. My sons and I was sad to hear of her passing. We will certainly miss her. Her famous words to me was: With yo freckle face self but I love yall any how. Ruth, thank you for all the good and bad times that we shared together. You are in God's care and there's no better place to be than with HIM.