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Ruth Brown Sansom

February 18, 1931 July 25, 2023
Ruth Brown Sansom
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Ruth Brown Sansom, 92, of Bainbridge, formerly of Greensboro, FL, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2023.

The celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Sycamore Cemetery. Wade Powell, Aric Aldridge, Ashton Aldridge, Austin Aldrige, Mark Brown, and Dillon Brown will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 10:00 until 10:45 a.m., at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to The Methodist Home for Children & Youth, PO Box 2525, Macon, GA 31204.

Mary Ruth Brown was born February 18, 1931, in Greensboro, FL, the daughter of Samuel & Annie Cooper Brown. She was Valedictorian of Greensboro High School, Class of 1948. Ruth married the love of her life, Edward Roy Sansom, shortly after graduation, and they made their home in Greensboro and later Lake Seminole. She moved with Anne to Bainbridge eighteen years ago returning to the place she said, “I do”. Ruth retired from State of Florida Retirement System as Bureau Chief though her working years included the school office, the cigar factory and bookkeeping for Buryl Higdon. She was a member of Greensboro Methodist Church.

People were always more important than possessions to “Miss” Ruth. Everyone was equal and beautiful in their own right. She held a strong faith which she practiced as a quiet disciple. Leading by example, she worked full time while volunteering for whatever Anne was involved in at school, church, the band, and, later in life, “projects”. Traveling to the mountains or the beach always prompted fond memories of days gone by. “Miss” Ruth was quoted, “Let your life preach your funeral” and that she did.

Survivors include her daughter, the apple of her eye for 74 years, Anne Sansom of Bainbridge, and her “chosen” grandchildren, Marlee Powell, Morgan Powell, Austin Aldridge, and Ashton Aldridge. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Roy Sansom.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321) and Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, FL., 850-627-7677.

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