Ruth Washington Simmons, 88, of 315 Webb Blvd., Havelock, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.
A native of Elizabeth, N.J., she is a graduate of Batten High School. As a member of Ambassadors for Christ Church, she served as a mother of the church and volunteered with Eastern Pregnancy Information Clinic for 10 years.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ambassadors for Christ, 102 Brown Blvd. Havelock, with Pastor Ulysses Dixon officiating.
Interment will follow in the Piney Grove AME Zion Church Cemetery.
She is survived by one son, Rodney Simmons of Norfolk, Va.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern.