Ruth Zarif

Obituary of Ruth Johnson Zarif

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Ruth Ganae Mosby was born on March 26, 1949 to Raymond Warren and Dorothy Mosby Warren in Cumberland, Virginia. She grew up in Cartersville, VA and attended Cumberland County Public Schools. After high school she received her LPN from Richmond Technical School. Later in life she attended John Tyler Community College where she earned her RN. She met and married her first husband, Johnnie Lee Johnson, Sr. To this union, six children were born. Ruth was reared in the church and often gave special thanks to Ms. Minerva Fleming and family for guiding her on her Christian journey. She ultimately became rooted in the Apostolic faith under the direction of Bishop James Miller, Jr. Ruth loved her family and enjoyed attending family dinners. In her spare time, she liked completing puzzle books, reading scripture and attending church. She enjoyed traveling and on a Sunday afternoon, often went for rides to see the sights and visit places to eat. She was a loving mother and a hard and dedicated worker. She retired from the Virginia Correctional System after more than twenty years of service. She was known as a skilled and knowledgeable nurse and performed her job duties in a professional manner. In 1992, she married Hassan Zarif. She was a member of Prepaid Legal and was afforded an opportunity to travel extensively. She was preceded in death by: a sister, Diane Hodges; brother, James Richardson and grandmother, Elsie Mosby. She leaves to cherish fond memories: her parents; four sons, Johnnie Johnson, Jr. (Barbara), Jerry Johnson (Patsy), James Lewis Johnson and Jeffrey Leon Johnson; two daughters, Veronica Johnson and Vanessa Johnson; two grandchildren, Stacey Nicole Smith and Derek Jackson, one great-granddaughter, Adrianna Smith; two brothers, Harold Richardson and Theodore Richardson; three sisters, Karen Taylor, Judy Richardson and Adriane Richardson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, several devoted, Edna Tyree, Margaret Brown and James Childress and several devoted friends, including, Janette Miller, who was always ready to ride. "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and staff they comfort me. 5. Thou preparest atable before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever." ~ Psalms:23 1-6 "A Mother's Blessing" Blessed is the mother who follows the Lord, so, her children can learn and can grow…. the unselfish mother who holds on with love, yet knows when it's time to let go…. Blessed is the mother whose patient, forgiving, the one who cannot bear a grudge, the one who accepts people just as they are without stopping to question or judge. Blessed is the mother whose faith keeps her going through trials and traumas and cares, who handles the easy with wisdom and love and the not-quite-so-easy with prayers. Blessed is a mother who meets all your needs from the very first day of your birth, Blessed is a mother who shares so much love, for she's God's special Angel on earth. We thank you, Mother, for all you've given and for all you've meant. The Children Acknowledgements The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all those who have supported us with cards, calls, texts and prayers during this time of loss. Special thanks to Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation, representatives from All About Care and Intrepid Home Services and the doctors and nurses who assisted in her care. We gratefully appreciate the care given to our mother by caregivers, Karieta and Angela. May God bless you and his love be yours to share.
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Saturday
27
August

Visitation at Funeral Home

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home
64 Cartersville Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States
Sunday
28
August

Visitation at Main Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Anointed Fellowship Praise Church
3816 Cumberland Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States
Sunday
28
August

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Anointed Fellowship Praise Church
3816 Cumberland Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States

Final Resting Place

Anointed Fellowship Praise Church Cemetery
3816 Cumberland Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States
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