On Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Newport News, she gained her heavenly wings, while surrounded by her loved ones.

Left behind to cherish her memory are three daughters, Pamela Strange Sutphin, Sharon Strange Lewis and Kimberly Hope Strange; two sons-in-law, Geronimo Sutphin and Jerry Lewis; five grandchildren, Geronimo Antwann Sutphin, Danté Aikeem Sutphin, Jamila Lewis Savage, Eboni-Thair Strange Lewis and Zipporah Iman Strange Lewis; one great grandchild, Jabar Malik Savage.

She also leaves behind beloved siblings, Selestine Sutphin, the Rev. Shirley Cardwell, Brenda Spraggins, Willard Cardwell and James (Buck) Cardwell.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private viewing and burial will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, for immediate family only.

A public Celebration of Life service will be held at a future date, for all family and friends, to honor Ruth’s legacy.

The Strange family truly appreciates your expressions of condolences and sympathy. Continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers, as we all remain safe during this time of COVID-19.

Services entrusted to Dunn and Sons Funeral Services, Washington D.C.

If you wish to submit correspondence or flowers, contact Dunn and Sons Funeral Services, Halifax.