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Ruth Elizabeth Ryan

November 18, 1959 ~ September 7, 2019 (age 59)


Ms. Ruth Elizabeth Ryan, 59, resident of Parksley, VA, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at her home. Born November 18, 1959 in Newark, NJ, she was a daughter of Lonnie Ryan of Bricktown, NJ and the late Joseph Ryan.  

Ruth’s world revolved around her family, and she happily devoted her life to them. The proud “Mema” of 16 grandbabies, nothing gave her more joy than being surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Jennifer Elebash and husband Michael and their son, Grayson, of Titusville, FL, Erin Handy and husband Larry Jr. and their children, Nolan, Larry III and Arrien, of Parksley, Teresa Jo Tyler and husband James and their children, Wesley, Dusty, Leland and Farah, of Tangier Island, VA, Joey Vermeal and wife Naomi and their children, Carson, Carly Rae, Jordan and Carter, of Onley, VA, and Sophia Vermeal Pruitt and husband Trey and their son, Tucker, of Painter, VA; her late daughter, Julie’s children, Teagen and LonnieMae; stepdaughter, Wendy Vermeal of Toms River, NJ and her son, Xian; twin sister, Susan Norton of Covington, KY, sisters, Linda Dowling and husband Frank and Debi LaParre and husband Michael, all of Bricktown; brother, Joe Ryan of Toms River; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by the man who gave her all her blessings, Edward William Vermeal; their beloved daughter, Julia Vermeal; sister, Kathleen Ryan; brother-in-law, Tom Norton; and sister-in-law, Carly Ryan.

To honor Ruth’s wishes, the family will gather for a private interment in the Parksley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Williams Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Parksley, VA 23421.

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.


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Private Interment

Parksley Cemetery
18670 County Road
Parksley, VA 23421


Williams Funeral Home
P.O. Box 1, Parksley VA 23421
Tel: 1-757-665-5153

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