The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 O’clock A.M. on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Zion Grove Baptist Church, Whitehouse Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in Hope Well Cemetery, Rupert, Georgia.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Ruthie Mae was born May, 3, 1930 to the late Eddie Lee Joiner, and Winnie Lee Murray Joiner of Montezuma, Macon County Georgia. She was preceded in death by eight siblings: Susie Lee, Clarence, A. W., D Eddie, Johnny Mac, Eva Mae, Elnora Joiner, and Charlie Joiner.
She was married to the late Charlie Howard Sr. and to their union she was blessed to be the mother of ten children; four children preceded her in death; Laura Ann, Jessie Joiner Jr., Rose Joiner, and Betty Jean.
She was a member of Zion Grove Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend E.L. Clark. At a later date she joined “The Church of Living God” in Vienna, Georgia under the leadership of Pastor Dobbins. After 7 Years of service she retired from Southern Frozen Foods.
Her survivors include Annie Powe, (Ernest), of Warner Robins, Georgia, Regina Joiner, Warner Robins, Georgia, Barry Joiner, (Clarene), of Fort Worth, Texas, Melissa Joiner, Ideal, Georgia, Charlie Howard of Americus, Georgia and Catina Marshall (Charlie Jerome), Montezuma, Georgia; twenty grandchildren and three grandchildren whom she raised as her own, Porshauna Draines, LaKisha Joiner and Sade Draines; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Her surviving siblings are Mae Chambers, Miami, Florida, Ella West (Bennie), Miami, Florida, and Bertha Joiner of Montezuma, Georgia; and devoted friends, Nathaniel Rogers, Cornelia Nelson, and Lloyd Duncan.