Ruth Elizabeth Deason, age 20, of Durham, NC died June 12, 2014 at her home.
Ruth Deason was born in Durham, North Carolina, December 13, 1993, to John Powell Jack Deason III and Tina Griffin Deason. She attended the Durham Public Schools until age eighteen.
Ruth liked music and enjoyed going to the Wheelhouse on Oak Island, sitting on the deck listening to the ocean and feeling the breeze on her face and in her hair. She had a strong sense of touch and particularly liked touching others and holding hands. She passed peacefully doing what she loved most, holding Mom. Ruth never knew a day without love.
Ruth was preceded in death by her grandparents, Russell and Mabel Griffin of Raleigh and John and Mary Deason of Wilkesboro.
She is survived by her parents Jack Deason and wife Tina of Durham; Aunt Carol McDowell and husband Mike of Elkin; Uncle Mike Deason and wife Peggy of Jeffersonville, Indiana; Uncle Tim Griffin and wife Diane of Charlotte; Uncle Craig Griffin and wife Marie of Raleigh; and cousins Russ Griffin, Kathryn McDowell, Kelly Fulton, Linda Deason and Bobby Deason.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 17, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service at 1113 W. Main Street in Durham. A private memorial service will be held in Wilkesboro, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 1145, Wilkesboro, NC 28659.
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