Ruth Dudley Morris

May 24, 1927 ~ August 15, 2018 (age 91)

Ruth Dudley Morris, age 91, went to be with the Lord on August 15, 2018.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Chester Hugh Morris; her parents, Alice and Robey Dudley; brothers, Robey, Efton, Charles, Abner, Wilton and Ernest Dudley; sisters, Novella Rees and Elizabeth Cockerham.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are daughters, Janis Dyson (Lynn) and Nancy Sandberg; grandchildren, Keri Blanton (Ben), Jon Dyson (Kathy), Melissa Flores (Shawn) and Amanda Burton (Kalyn); greatgrandchildren, Reid and Cole Dyson, Alissa, Madeline and Jordon Harrison, Colton Flores, Madilyne and Lillian Blanton, Marissa and Aiden Burton; brothers, Glenwood (Joyce) and George (Barbara) Dudley; sisters-in-law, Ann Dudley and Eleanor Dudley, and many, many nieces and nephews.

Ruth was born in Grayton, MD at Efton Hills on May 24, 1927.  She was the middle child of eleven children.  Ruth graduated from Nanjemoy High School as Salutatorian with the Athletic Award for the Class of 1944.  She went to work at the Naval Ordnance Station where she met Marine Chester Hugh Morris from Georgia.  They married in 1948 and as a Marine wife, Ruth traveled far away from her large family, but always kept a close bond with her parents and siblings.  She became a mother to daughters in 1951 and 1955 who thought she could do anything.  She sewed, baked, drew, made up games, was Brownie and Girl scout leader, school volunteer, Sunday school teacher, VBS teacher, literacy mentor, GA Leader, and loving Mom.  Her husband retired from the Marine Corps in 1967 and she returned to work at NOS where she worked until retiring in 1987.  During that period, she was caretaker of her parents for 9 years.  After retiring she was ordained a Deacon in the church, worked in the history room, served as Church Clerk, participated in numerous church activities, member of Potomac Heights Senior Club, learned to swim and traveled.  Her grandchildren will tell you she was a great cook, had a heart of gold, and a gentle, kind spirit. 

Services will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Indian Head Baptist Church, Indian Head MD.  Viewing 10 AM until time of Service at 12 Noon.  Burial at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.  Memorial donations may be made to Charles County Hospice, Indian Head Baptist Church, or Indian Head Moose Lodge.

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