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"Mama Ruth" (Killian) Jackson

July 24, 1939 ~ September 14, 2022 (age 83)

Obituary

Emma Ruth Killian Hill Jackson affectionately known to so many as "Mama Ruth" was born on July 24, 1939 in Grundy County and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday night, September 14, 2022 at the age of 83.  She was the eldest child of the late Willie and Emma Lee Hobbs Killian.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, of 18 years, Bro. J.H. Jackson; daughter, Tammy L. Hill; sister, Melba Jean Killian; brother, Wayne Killian; grandparents, Virgil and Octa Hobbs and Henry and Savanah.  Mama Ruth worked with UCHRA for many years and was a homemaker.  She and her late husband, Bro. J.H. Jackson pastored and ministered together until his passing.  Everyone that knew her, knew of her love for playing the piano and singing for the Lord.  The shouting of Mama Ruth has only just begun.  She leaves to cherish her memory, 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Avery (Donna) Hill and Jeff (Lisa) Hill; 1 grandson, Cody; 2 granddaughters, Stacie Sellars and Melissa (Paul) Campbell; 2 sisters, Donna (Bobby Joe) Thompson and Lois Killian; sister-in-law, Elsie Killian; special family, Nancy Perry and Vicki Cummings and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be 3:PM Sunday, September 18, 2022 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jeff Hill and Bro. Bernard Houk officiating and burial will follow in Philadelphia Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating.  Visitation will be Saturday 4:PM until 7:PM and Sunday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 3:PM.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.   

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 17, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 AM
DeKalb Funeral Chapel
863 South Congress Blvd.
Smithville, TN 37166

Visitation
Sunday
September 18, 2022

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
DeKalb Funeral Chapel
863 South Congress Blvd.
Smithville, TN 37166

Funeral Service
Sunday
September 18, 2022

3:00 PM
DeKalb Funeral Chapel
863 South Congress Blvd.
Smithville, TN 37166

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