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Ruth C. Meney "Janie"

February 9, 1935 February 14, 2019
Ruth C. Meney "Janie"
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Ruth Carolyn Meney, age 84, departed this life on Thursday, February 14, 2019 surrounded by family. A blessing to John Marion Brent and Martha Mariah Brent, Ruth was born on February 9th, 1935 in Culpeper, Virginia. She was the 8th of 12 children.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Solomon W. Meney; son, Solomon A. Meney; sisters, Lillie Mae Richards and Ann Layne; brothers, William, John, Thomas, Keith, and Daniel Brent.

She is survived by her siblings, Ella J. Drumgoole and Ernest E. Brent, both of Culpeper, Harrison (Jackie Boy) Brent of Warrenton, Virginia, and Vivian (Peggy) Glass of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ruth will be lovingly remembered and missed by her children, Don Meney (Jean), Oneal Meney (Michelle), and Myra Purefoy (Derrick). She will also be fondly remembered by her six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, ever so special nieces, nephews, extended family, and long-time friends.

Church Life
As a longtime member of Antioch Baptist Church, Ruth has served in several capacities: Her initial endeavors included singing as one of the youngest members of the Senior Choir. With a desire to incorporate Gospel Music as part of the worship experience, Ruth went on to become a charter member of the Angelic Gospel Chorus spreading the gospel through song. Upon the formation of the Mass Choir, Ruth continued lifting her voice in praise to her God until her health prevented her from participation.

Across the years, Ruth served as a Sunday School Teacher, Superintendent of Sunday School, member of the Education Ministry and Secretary of the Senior Ministry. As a door keeper of the tabernacle, Ruth greeted parishioners and visitors alike. For 15 years, Ruth served the members of Antioch as the Church Treasurer.

Civic Activities:
Ruth was a member of the Piedmont Chapter # 234 Order of the Eastern Star where she served as Worthy Matron and Secretary. She was also a member of the Culpeper NAACP.

Professional Life
She was employed as a Secretary for Universal Life Insurance Company followed by a 35-year career with the Culpeper County School System as Secretary, touching the lives of many students in the community. She retired in 1997.


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Visitation

Thursday

21

Feb

11:00 AM 2/21/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2/21/2019 12:00:00 PM
Antioch Baptist Church

202 S. West Street
Culpeper, Virginia 22701

Antioch Baptist Church
202 S. West Street Culpeper 22701 Virginia
United States

Funeral

Thursday

21

Feb

12:00 PM 2/21/2019 12:00:00 PM
Antioch Baptist Church

202 S. West Street
Culpeper, Virginia 22701

Antioch Baptist Church
202 S. West Street Culpeper 22701 Virginia
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Culpeper National Cemetery Final Resting Place

305 US Avenue
Culpeper, VA 22701

305 US Avenue Culpeper 22701 VA
United States
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