Mamie “Ruth” Evans McDonald
Wrens, GA – Mamie “Ruth” Evans McDonald, 79, loving wife of 42 years to the late John Royce “Mac” McDonald Jr., entered into her eternal rest Wednesday morning, January 22, 2020 at University Hospital. Funeral services to celebrate her life will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M., Sunday afternoon, January 26, 2020, with Rev. Jason Burton officiating. Interment will follow in the Wrens Church of God Cemetery on Campground Road, Matthews.
The only daughter of five born to the late Mamie Skinner Evans and the late Ray Evans, Ruth grew up in Keysville. She quit school to marry and start a family. Because of work opportunities, the family moved to Alabama, living there for seven years before moving back home to Keysville. Ruth worked in various manufacturing companies—Samson’s in Waynesboro and the garment plant in Warrenton. Having a servant’s heart, her favorite job was waitressing—Peggy’s, Dairy Queen and several other establishments. After marrying the love of her life, Mac, they moved and lived a while in Hilton Head before making their permanent home in Wrens. Ruth loved her Lord and Savior, serving Him at Wrens Church of God until her health decline. In her younger years, she loved to dance. Her favorite activity was shopping and could spend hours in Dillard’s. She was also frugal and was an extreme “couponer” way before it was popular. Ruth loved to cook for her family and was known for her baking abilities, especially her cakes. Always well-groomed and fastidious about her appearance, people remember her big, red hair and exuberant personality. Being a true red-head, she had a feisty temperament and very frank about her opinions. Ruth’s first priority was her family—she had a strong, absolute love for each of her children and a soft heart for her grandchildren. Ruth will be greatly missed but is now experiencing true peace and joy in her Heavenly home.
Ruth was also preceded in death by her son, James Brasher; two brothers, Walter Evans and Harold Evans; three grandchildren, Angel Brasher, Amy Michelle Watts and Walter Ray Watts; and one great-great granddaughter, Amaiya Jackson. Survivors include her children, Becky Morris, Billy Brasher, Charlotte Clark and Andy McDonald; two brothers, Cecil Evans and Dean Evans (Brenda); ten grandchildren, Teri Watts, Toby Watts, Tina Watts, James Brasher, Natalie Brasher, Jonathan Brasher, Ashley Brasher, Tony Watts, Timothy Watt and Douglas Watts; 15 great grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, church family and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Jonathan Brasher, James Coleman, Tracy Dixon, Glenn Evans, Jerry McDonald Jr., Terry Murrah, Michael Thompson and Troy Tjovaras.
Because of the financial burden caused by her extended illness, the family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made directly to James Funeral Home, P.O. Box 588, Wrens GA 30833.
The family will receive at James Funeral Home from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Saturday evening, January 25, 2020.