July 5, 1929 – July 31, 2020
Mary Rutledge, 91, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2020. Born July 5, 1929 in Talladega, she was the youngest of four siblings. She married her high school sweetheart Jack Rutledge on September 5, 1948 and they were married for more than 50 years in Birmingham.
She survived the death of Jack in May 26, 2000. She was a wonderful mother of two boys and she was proud of their accomplishments - one of them being that both sons were National Championship Quarterbacks at the University of Alabama. She was a faithful Alabama fan and known for her sweet confections & angel collection. She loved to read and she came alive when she heard Johnny Cash.
She is survived by her children: Gary Rutledge & his wife Kathy, Jeff Rutledge & his wife Laura; grandchildren, Lyndy Rutledge, Stacey Carden, Brett Rutledge, Brooks Rutledge, Christen Barfield, & Meg Smith; as well as 14 great grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be held on August 4, 2020 at Forest Hills Cemetery.
"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved." - George Sand. Mamaw, you are loved & we will miss you.