Ruth E. Rector

May 9, 1926 - February 15, 2002

05/09/1926 - 02/15/2002

Past Services

Visitation
Monday February 18, 2002
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Service
Tuesday February 19, 2002
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

Chesapeake- Ruth Edna Rector, 75, went to be with the Lord Friday, February 15, 2002 surrounded by her family. A lifelong resident of Hampton Roads, she was a commercial artist for more than 20 years. She was an avid gardener and a member of the Audubon Society.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, James B. Rector, Jr.; five children; Dianna and Otis Webb of Norfolk; Eliese Stone of Tampa, FL; Deborah and Johnnie Davis of Newport News; Beth Rector of Norfolk; Ed and Dee Rector of Atlanta, GA; ten grandchildren, Johnnie, Angie, Paul, Laura, Ben, Mike, Chuck, Michelle, Eddie and Jimmy; six great-grandchildren, Mandy Morgan, Seth, Ashley, Gabby and Nickie.

The visitation will be held in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach chapel on Monday, February 18, 2002 from 7-8:30 pm. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach.

A loving mother, wife and friend, she will be greatly missed.

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Michael Paul
7 years ago

Dear Ed, Dee and the Rector family,

We are sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, Ruth. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family.

Love,

Mike, Robyn & Caitlin Paul

Wayne Blamire
7 years ago

Dear Family,

Cindy and I would like you to know that we share your loss. It is never easy to say goodbye to one we love so dear, but know that Mom is always with you;loving & caring for you all as she’s done for so many years. God Bless!

Kathy & Dennis Bradbury
7 years ago

Dear, Ed, Dee and family

We were very sorry to hear of your loss. May it help you to know that we understand and care and are remembering you with special thoughts.

Virginia Blamire
7 years ago

Dearest Ruth,

You always made my day talking with you on the phone; we shared so many

memories of our life about our children and grandchildren. And

the up’s and down’s we’ve had in rearing

them. But we always came back to one very important part and that was the Love we had for our families and their Love for us.

We know this Love will be with us throughout eternity; whether it be here on earth or in our heavenly home. I know you’re reading this;

because we made a promise.

I’ll keep a watch for you down here and you’ll do the same for them up there. We’ll just keep in touch in a different way.

All my love, Virginia

.

Tom and Liz Lewis
7 years ago

Ed and Family,

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

We love you.

Tom and Liz

Sheila M. Greene
7 years ago

Ed and Family,

We are so sorry about the loss of your mother and regret we never got to meet her. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jimmy and Sheila Greene

Tom Bloxham
7 years ago

Ed, we are sorry to hear about your Mother. Please know that our thoughts and prayer’s are with you.

Tom, Ruth, Ken & Kasey.

Eliese and Bill Stone
7 years ago

Mother:

I am so glad I was able to see you and so glad you were happy about Bill and I. You would be so proud of Chuck. I will miss you and our going to yard sales together.

Your loving daughter,

Eliese

Larry & Wanda Housden
7 years ago

Sorry to hear about you loss

What a devastating cross-

To have loved ones disappear

Leaving you, upon earth , here

To figure out just what comes now

Adjusting to the world, somehow

Without them close-Beside you still

But always within God’s will

You do not walk, or stand alone

God sees you from His Shining Throne

He will lead and guide you along

In the Midnight Hour, grant you a song

Assurance will come-Pease will reign

Because you believe and trust His Name

And those who’ve gone on ahead of you

Are patiently waiting yet to view.

You, when you arrive on Golden Shores

To weep and grieve-Nevermore!

The tears you’ve shed from their demise

God has wiped them and dried your eyes

So you can rejoice and rest in this

God has promised-Eternal Life is His

It’s now your own-In Christ, you see

Your loved ones are not memories!

But living-breathing-immortal souls

They just went sooner than you could go.

Remember, God is always here-

Not only wiping-But erasing your tears

May God’s Blessing be with you and yours, Our thoughts are with you all.

Wanda/Larry and Family

Wanda
7 years ago

Sorry to hear about your loss

What a devastating cross—-

To have loved ones disappear

Leaving you, upon earth, here

To figure out just what comes now

Adjusting to this world, somehow…

Without them close – Beside you still

But always found within God’s will

You do not walk, or stand alone

God sees you from His Shining Throne

He will lead and guide you along

In the Midnight Hour, grant you a song

Assurance will come- ! Peace will reign

Because you believe and trust His Name

And those who’ve gone on ahead of you

Are petiently waiting yet to view

YOU, when you arrive on Golden Shore

To weep and grieve – Nevermore!!

The tears you’ve shed from their demise

God has wiped them and dried your eyes-

So you can rejoice and rest in this

God has promised – Eternal Life is His

Its now your own – In Christ, you see

Your loved ones are not memories!!

But living – breathing – immortal souls

They just went sooner than you could go-

Remember , God is always here-

Not only wiping – But erasing your tears

May God Bless and Be with you and yours

My thoughts are with you , Wanda

Mark & Kay Hughes
7 years ago

To Dianna, Otis, Ben, Laurie,& Mike

We hope your special memories of Mrs. Rector will live forever in your hearts and bring you comfort in the days to come. We are sorry that distance and other obligations have not made it possible for us to be with you, but please know that our prayers and sympathies are with you all.

Ken Hicks
7 years ago

To: JB, Diane, Eliese, Debbie, Beth, Eddie,

I truely regret hearing about the death of Ruth. It really saddened my day. It is not often in one’s lifetime that you can love a person like Ruth. The Rector family is truely my own family and I deeply will miss her. I will never forget her. My thoughts and paryers are for the Rector family at this very difficult time. Eddie thankyou very much for calling my mom and for the email. Love Marge and Ken Hicks

Graham O'Berry & Betty O'Berry
7 years ago

We are so sorry to hear about Ruth’s passing. We extend our condolences to you and your family.

Ron & Dot Moore
7 years ago

We are sorry for your loss and we are thinking of you in this time of grief.