Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 for a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
A service celebrating her life and Homegoing will take place at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Daryn D. Crenshaw officiating.
Her interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery.
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Willie Ruth (Howard) Campbell went to be with the Lord on February 23, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.
Willie Ruth (Howard) Campbell was born on May 10, 1946 to the union of Walter and Lizzie Ann (Hickman) Howard, in New Albany,MS. Willie Ruth attended Shiloh CME Church, in New Albany, MS. Willie Ruth confirmed and recommitted her life and belief in Jesus Christ as her personal savior. Willie Ruth received her formal education from B.F. Ford School System in New Albany, MS. Willie Ruth was called Sue by family and friends. Willie Ruth was employed by Laidlaw and Harris Metals. She was a loyal and dedicated worker wherever her employment career led her. Willie Ruth will be truly missed by all her family, friends and loved ones. Her irresistible smile, her affectionate laughter, and her kind heart was loved by everyone who knew her. She loved to cook and entertain family and friends with her southern cuisine. Willie Ruth enjoyed traveling, fellowship with her family, near or far, and the excitement of playing Bingo. Ruth was an excellent and safe driver and would drive anything with wheels. If you were privileged to encounter her when she was driving, you may have witnessed her turning corners safely on two wheels.
Willie Ruth leaves to cherish her memories with her daughters, Denise (Johnnie) Pierce, Jeannette (Cleveland) Brown both of Racine, WI; and Devanie Jones of Appleton, WI; Tara White and Jewel Ward of Racine, WI; sisters, Dr. Emma Wade of New Albany, MS; Cynthia (Cowley) Burnett of Red Hills, MS; Reverend Dr. Barbara Howard of Oxford, MS; brother, J.B.(Lois) Howard of Atlanta, GA; 20 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; sisters-in law, Louella Carter, Mary Golden, Marlow Howard; brother-in-law, Chester Jones. Willie Ruth’s memories will be cherished by many others including nieces, nephews and cousins. She also had special friendships with numerous individuals including Fairy, Lillie, Rose, Wilma, and Mike.
Willie Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Lizzie Ann (Hickman) Howard; her husbands, Ernest Jones and Wilbert Campbell. Her children, Jacqueline Powell and Kenya White; son-in-law, Orlandis Powell; siblings, Brenda Gilbert and Lee Howard; mothers-in-law, Bessie Mae Jones and Louise Staton. Willie Ruth was also preceded in death by other loving family members and friends.
Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 for a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A service celebrating her life and Homegoing will take place at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Daryn D. Crenshaw officiating. Her interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery.
Lenette Kilgore says
I send my deepest sympathy 🙏 for the family and Praying for healing .
Cynthia McShan McShan says
My deepest condolences and prayers are up for the family, May God bless you all.
Jodie Antreassian - Janiuk says
Praying for Willies family.
Betty and bean boyd says
Condolences and prayers for the family. 🙏🙏🙏
Jeanette Griffin says
My condolences, love and prayers for your loss Devanie Jones and family. May Jehovah comfort you
Grace Goree- Church Secretary says
We, the members of Zion Chapel M.B. Church, New Albany, MS, stand in fellowship with our fellow servant in Christ, Dr. Barbara Howard. Dr. Howard is the sister of Sis. Campbell. We want the family to know that our prayers and deepest condolences are with them and may God bless, comfort and keep them during this time. Humbly submitted: The Zion Chapel Church Family
Ray and Darlene McNeal says
Our condolences go out the entire Campbell family , Mother will be missed , but not forgotten . Family we know God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble times , We are praying that Lord will see you through.
Gay Kilgore says
To the family – gone but never forgotten. May the fondest of memories, laughter, and joy shared with Willie (Sue), bring you comfort and peace today and the days ahead.
Love The Kilgore’s – Oak Park, Mi
Demetrius Powell says
Sorry for your loss of your Mother my condolences to the family
Tina Robinson says
My heartfelt condolences to Devanie & family. I pray that God comforts you all.
Jim and Carla smith says
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother you have my deepest sympathy
Jim and Carla smith
Marloe Howard says
Rip my dear sister Sue i going to miss you so much love you.
Felecia Campbell says
Forever in my heart I love you granny
Lasenia Nesbit says
Sorry for your loss praying for peace