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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery

3969 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA

OBITUARY

Ruth B. Weeks

December 13, 1922May 17, 2020

Ruth Butler Weeks, age 97, went to be with her Heavenly Father on May 17, 2020. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with the Reverend Jimmy Duke officiating. The family will greet friends, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ruth was born December 13, 1922, in Baxley, Georgia. She was a 1940 graduate of Baxley High School, where she played basketball and was a star player in 1939 and 1940. She moved to Macon in the spring of 1942, where she met and married her husband James F. Weeks on January 20, 1943. They moved to Brunswick, GA, where Ruth worked in the shipyard as an electric welder. James (Jim) Weeks was drafted into the Army and spent 2 ½ years in Germany. Ruth moved back to Macon and worked at the Naval Ordnance plant until the war was over. She worked at Snow’s Laundry in Macon while Jim went to college in Athens. After his graduation, they moved to Albany, GA, where their son Richard was born August 15, 1954. The family moved back to Macon in 1957.

Ruth was a homemaker until 1963, when Jim became unable to work due to a disability. She went to work at Wesleyan College where she worked for almost 20 years, but retired after falling and breaking her hip, making it impossible to continue to work.

Ruth was the youngest of six children of Elton Oliver and Sarah Maybell Butler. She is preceded in death by two sisters – Grace Butler Willard and Inez Butler Baxley and three brothers – Singleton Estese Butler, George Winston Butler and James Tillman Butler.

Ruth is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James F. Weeks, on February 5, 2004, and by her son J. Richard Weeks, on March 12, 2016. She is survived by several devoted nieces and nephews. Ruth was an active member of Vineville United Methodist Church and the Mack Anthony Sunday School Class for more than 60 years. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority for more than 50 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vineville United Methodist Church or The Methodist Home for children.

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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Carla Asbell-Dennis

May 20, 2020

Ruth and I worked at Wesleyan together and I was fortunate to again connect with her when she moved to John Wesley. A life well lived and loved; gracious, caring and a strong friend. May God's peace enfold you all at this time.

William Curry

May 19, 2020

I knew Mrs. Ruth Meeks while she was employed at Wesleyan College for many years. She was always a kind and caring individual who handled every task handed to her with competence and grace. May God bless her relatives and friends at this time of sorrow If everyone could handle life's challenges as well as she did, this would be a much better world in which to live.

Dr. William Curry
Professor Emeritus
Wesleyan College

Preston Curlee

May 19, 2020

I was blessed to know such a sweet and caring lady.

Kenny DeFore

May 19, 2020

She was the best neighbor ever!We will miss her smile and her sweet spirit!We loved her. Kenny and Kathy DeFore

Alison Evans, CEO The Methodist Home for Children and Youth

May 19, 2020

On behalf of the children, staff and Trustees of The Methodist Home, we offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences. May the peace and presence of God be near today and in the days ahead.

Ruth Evans

May 18, 2020

What a joy it has been to be Ruth's friend. What a kind and wonderful person she was, and I have been richly blessed for having known her.

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