March 25, 1928-June 9, 2019
MOLINE — Ruth Mae Garrett, 91, of Moline, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2019, at First Tabernacle Baptist Church, Moline, 2601 15th St., Moline. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family. DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, is assisting the family.
Arriving on March 25, 1928, Ruth was born and raised in Shreveport, La., to Leroy and Myrtis B. Wiggins. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Selma Lee Wiggins and Mary L. Garcia; and and brothers, Leroy Wiggins and Lemuel Wiggins.
Ruth was educated in the Louisiana Public School System. Over the years, she was employed at Miller Container, Alcoa, Oscar Meyer, Seaford Clothing, John Deere Plow and Planter and Servus Rubber.
Ruth was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling, recreational activities, shopping, going to movies and also going out to eat.
Ruth Mae Wiggins married Alonzo Excel Garrett on Dec. 19, 1950, in Shreveport. He preceded her in death. They had two children, son, Van Garrett of Moline and daughter, Patricia A. (Garrett) Anderson of Davenport.
She leaves to cherish her memory, son, Van Garrett; daughter, Patricia Anderson; nieces, Mary Spraggins, Sally Bates, Wanda Smith, Tina Wiggins, Nina Wiggins Sharon Clark, Sabrina Clark; and nephew, Rodney Clark; grandchildren, Keenan Garrett, Quincy Garrett, Kalisha Garrett, Erica Evans, Stashu Anderson, Chime're Woods, Cobrianda Anderson, Charisma Anderson, Anastasia Anderson, Falon Anderson, Laetitia Braxton; and a host of 30 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren along with many friends and church family.
Condolences at www.deroofuneralhome.com.