Born May 14, 1923, Ruth was the daughter of the late Arch and Alice Williams Martin. Ruth was the oldest living member of Living Word Church.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Queen; two brothers, Howard and Tom Martin; and sister, Edna Campbell.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, the Rev. Larry Queen and wife, Linda of Newton; three grandchildren, Larry Queen Jr. and wife, Carol of Newport News, VA, Melinda Bookman and husband, Chris of Mt. Airy, NC, Shane Queen and wife, Tara of Brandon, FL; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Lucille Ward of Maiden, NC.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, April 13, at 2 p.m., at Living Word Church in Maiden, NC with the Revs. Larry Queen, Billy Phipps, and Pastor Rick Haug officiating.
Burial will follow in Maiden City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church from 1 to 1:45 p.m., prior to the service.
Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Queen family.
[Editor's Comment: Our hearts go out to Larry Queen and his family. We send our love, prayers, and condolences. What a long and productive life your mother lived. We honor her in her death and know that her works will follow her.
I want to thank Dr. Hugh Hoyle for making me aware of the death of your Godly mother. Hugh is the best of the best in feeding me important and timely news. He has been a friend since 1954 when I met him during my first pastorate at the Brownville Pentecostal Holiness Church, near Evergreen, Alabama in Conecuh County.]