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Emma Ruth Killian Hill Jackson, 83
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Emma Ruth Killian Hill Jackson, affectionately known to so many as “Mama Ruth,” was born on July 24, 1939 in Grundy County and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday night, Sept. 14, 2022 at the age of 83.  She was the eldest child of the late Willie and Emma Lee Hobbs Killian.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 18 years, Bro. J.H. Jackson; daughter, Tammy L. Hill; sister, Melba Jean Killian; brother, Wayne Killian; grandparents, Virgil and Octa Hobbs and Henry and Savanah.  Mama Ruth worked with UCHRA for many years and was a homemaker.  She and her late husband, Bro. J.H. Jackson, pastored and ministered together until his passing.  Everyone that knew her, knew of her love for playing the piano and singing for the Lord.  The shouting of Mama Ruth has only just begun.  She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons and daughters-in-law, Avery (Donna) Hill and Jeff (Lisa) Hill; one grandson, Cody; two granddaughters, Stacie Sellars and Melissa (Paul) Campbell; two sisters, Donna (Bobby Joe) Thompson and Lois Killian; sister-in-law, Elsie Killian; special family, Nancy Perry and Vicki Cummings and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept.18 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jeff Hill and Bro. Bernard Houk officiating and burial will follow in Philadelphia Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating.  Visitation was held Saturday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and will continue Sunday from noon until the time of the service at 3 p.m.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 18, 2022