Ruth Selvage Causer
Ruth Selvage Causer
  • September 4, 1929 - December 16, 2017
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Ruth S. Causer, 88, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2017 in Norfolk, VA after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Ruth was born in 1929 in Ridgeway, PA to the late John M. Selvage and Bessie Phillips. She was married to the late John A. Causer, Sr and moved to Norfolk, VA with his career in the Navy. Ruth spent many years watching children in her home and later joined the Norfolk Public School System as a cafeteria worker at Ocean View Elementary School. She was an active member of Ocean View Assembly of God church where she participated in the choir and bible study groups.

Ruth Causer is survived by three of her children, Elizabeth C. Snyder of Virginia Beach, John A. Causer Jr., of Norfolk and Christina M. Causer of Norfolk; as well as numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and even great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Glenn A. Causer, of New Orleans, LA. Services will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home in Virginia Beach, VA. The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, Dec 27 from 6:00-8:00. Please join us in saying our final goodbye to Mrs. Ruth.

Jason Robert Snyder, Ruth's grandson, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on November 26, 2017 at the age of 35 in Paramount, CA. He was born on June 18, 1982 in Galveston, TX and moved shortly after to Virginia Beach, VA. As a child, Jason grew up playing hide and seek, and flashlight tag with all of the neighborhood children. As he grew older he enjoyed skateboarding, boogie boarding, and roller blading. He also had a knack for taking things apart to figure out how they worked and then putting them back together in his own way. Jason adored spending time with his family and friends and would do anything to make sure they were happy and taken care of.
He was survived by his parents, Robert and Elizabeth Snyder; his twin sister, Courtney Snyder; younger sister, Heidi Snyder; many nieces and nephews and his grandmother, Ruth Causer. Funeral arrangements provided by Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home in Virginia Beach. The family prefers a private service; however, all donations and flower arrangements can be sent to the funeral home directly and will be greatly appreciated.