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Ms. Ruth J. Reddic

July 8, 1949 ~ January 25, 2022 (age 72)

Obituary

Ruth Jean Reddic was born on July 8, 1949 to Excell Ward and Ozella Watkins in Starksvile, Mississippi. She was the second oldest child. Her siblings, Mildred Watson, Otha Curtis Carter and Carolyn Carter preceded her in death. Her surviving sisters are Shirley Watkins and Evelyn Henry.

Ruth attended public school and graduated from Soldan High School. She earned an associates degree in Advertising & Design in Commercial Arts at St. Louis Community College. At age 60, she returned to Harris Stowe University to pursue her Bachelors of Art. Due to health complications, she was only shy of two classes to complete the coursework.

She accepted Christ at an early age and remained an active member throughout her adult life. She was currently a faithful member of The Church of Adullam.

Ruth was a hard worker. She worked at St. Louis County Hospital in dietary. She was a supervisor at Mayflower Bus Company and also worked at Bi-State until her health forced her to retire. Besides being a hard worker, Ruth was known for her positive and adventurous spirit, her zest for life and her compassion for others. She often put the needs of others above her own. As the matriarch of her family, she took pride in planning holidays, celebrations and family gatherings, no matter how big or small. Somehow, Ruth managed to have an individual, unique and special relationship with everyone around her. She welcomed everyone with open arms and she never met a stranger. Ruth’s passions were art, traveling and loving people well. She was always the life of the party.

Ruth married Samuel Lee Reddic at the age of 18. After parting ways, she spent precious years with James Taylor who remained her lifetime friend. She later married Marshall Darden.

Ruth’s life will forever be cherished and remembered by her children, Dorian Reddic (Michelle), Taray Reddic (Dawg), James Reddic (Melissa), Sherry Reddic-Burrell (Demarko Sr.), Merissa Taylor and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 4, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Henry Funeral and Cremation Services
2842 Meramec Street
St Louis, MO 63118

Funeral Service
Friday
February 4, 2022

11:30 AM
Henry Funeral and Cremation Services
2842 Meramec Street
St Louis, MO 63118

Interment
Friday
February 4, 2022

Lake Charles Memorial Park
7775 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Louis, MO 63114

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