Ruth Marie Powers
Ruth Marie Powers
  • September 20, 1937 - July 12, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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Ruth Marie Powers, 79, went home to be with her Lord on July 12, 2017. Her passing was peaceful and she was surrounded by her family.

Ruth was born September 20, 1937 in Huntington, West Virginia. She is survived by her sister Virginia Dewan, her sons Greg Adkins, Bryan Adkins, and Charles Stepp, fourteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents W.J.B. Miller and Clara Ward; her siblings Rodella Carte and W.J.B. Miller Jr.

Ruth loved to sing and faithfully served in the Ballast Point Baptist Church and South Tampa Fellowship choirs for many years. She was also a member of the Florida Worship Choir and enjoyed sharing The Gospel through music here in Florida and abroad. She was a member of Zonta Club International for 22 years. Ruth loved to bowl and even after her health didn’t allow it, she was in a Wii bowling league with friends at Presbyterian Villas.

“Nana” loved to go to the sporting events, concerts and dance recitals that her grandchildren were involved in and was quite proud of each one of them.

A celebration of life will take place at South Tampa Fellowship, 5101 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa on July 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with burial following at Garden of Memories, Tampa. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to South Tampa Fellowship in memory of Ruth Powers.