Ruth Louise Fenton was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Grant Fenton on a Friday afternoon at 3:40 pm the 11th of February 1949 in Hannibal Missouri.
On Saturday September 24th, 2022, at 5pm Ruth lost her fight to pulmonary fibrosis.
She is survived by her daughter Renate Braddy and her husband Eddie and children Grant and Austen. Also, Sisters Joyce Harmon and Eunice Barricklow and in-law’s: Loretta Patton, Linda Anthony, Lenora Lair, Hershel (Buddy) and Margret Adams as well as all of their children and grandchildren. She was married to James G. Adams since 14 August 1967 until his death 13 years ago on September 15th.
She was preceded in death by her Parents, Her Husband, James Adams, Sisters Judith Fenton, Maxine Veneris, and infant Brother Grant Lewis Fenton.
She is also survived by special niece Kimberly Orr and her husband Mark.
She is also survived by the neighbors she loved like family, and they loved her. Richard, Nicole, Devan and Joshua White. The White family has taken such great care of Ruth over the years, Devan and Joshua were just like her grandkids.
A special thank you to her North Charleston church of Christ family, especially Helen Clarke and Linda Wolfert.
Ruth retired from the government after 42 years of dedicated service.
Ruth loved her dogs, Queenie and Shadow and enjoyed walking them daily until her sickness prevented it. Ruth loved to sit on her back porch and watch the birds and every day Ruth would say “Today is a good day”.
Her father was a railroad worker turned farmer and her mother, who passed away when she was 18 from diabetes, took care of the home and the children.
She met James Adams and married him 3 weeks later because their friends said they looked like a cute couple. Within a few years of marriage Jim joined the army where he served until retirement. There were many ups and downs through their 42 years of marriage which comes from growing up together, but by the time her husband passed away they had bonded through their time as a military family, the countries, and cities they explored and friends they made.
In the 1980’s Ruth began worshipping with the Helen Street Church of Christ in Fayetteville NC with her daughter, Renate. Her example eventually brought her husband back to the Lord and he began serving as an elder while there.
When Jim retired from the Army, they found a home in McClellanville SC and bought a home that they poured time and love into. Both of their grandchildren were born during this time and took their first steps in that home. They fell in love with being in South Carolina and the wonderful brethren at the Georgetown Church of Christ.
They moved to North Charleston to be closer to hospitals in 2006 and quickly grew to love the residents of their cul de sac and her church family at the N. Charleston Church of Christ.
Towards the end of her life many people wrapped Ruth up in love and caring by bringing food, calls, cards and stepping up whenever needed.
A special thanks to the Estill Springs Church of Christ. Over 3 years ago it was right before COVID hit our world. Thanks to technology, Ruth seldom missed a service or bible study because of being able to attend via zoom. She quickly was accepted as a precious part of their family in Tennessee, even though she remained physically in SC. Frequently they stated they wished she could be in Estill with us so they could do more for her. She was just so easy to love.