Ruth Adams was born on October 21, 1946, to the late James and Maria (Christian) Minor in Quinton, VA. Ruth fell asleep in death on August 25, 2020, at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC.
Ruth loved her family very much and often reflected on her past childhood memories. Ruth was the 7th of 10 children. She was taught to be a religious person from a young age as she would take walks with her grandfather Judge Lanzy Minor through the woods. Upon graduation from George W. Watkins High School, Ruth joined her sister Martha Minor-Stanley and her aunt Sarah Minor-Turner in Washington, DC. There she continued her education at G.W. Peter’s Business School where she learned typing and shorthand. Ruth worked several jobs but eventually landed a job as a clerk at the Internal Revenue Service.
During her stay in DC, she met and married Thomas Adams. They were married for 50 years. This union resulted in one son Stacey Adams. Stacey’s love for his mother was shown by his commitment to being a dutiful and devoted son. Ruth moved to Leesville, SC where she continued to work hard as a loving wife and mother and eventually retired from the South Carolina Highway Department.
Ruth was extremely committed to her religion as a Jehovah’s Witness. She learned this faith from her mother and only grew stronger in her marriage to Thomas. Together with her husband, her love of the Bible and its teachings allowed her to share this faith with others she would meet and help towards baptism.
Even in her declining health, Ruth would regularly call and text friends and family checking on them and providing updates of her health, activities and grandkids. Her love was felt in so many ways by all that knew and loved her.
Those she leaves to mourn and cherish her memories are her son Stacey Adams (Columbia, SC), step-son Bruce Carter (Batesburg-Leesville, SC); her siblings: Herbert Minor (Quinton, VA); Rachel Minor-Jones (Districts Heights, MD) and Rosa Lee Minor-Morris (Richmond, VA); She also leaves her beautiful grands, great-grands, nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends that love her and will miss her.
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