808 Ward Avenue, Caruthersville, Mo. 63830
(573) 333-2300

Ruth Helen Brown

Ruth Helen Brown was born to Callie Brown and Cornell Grant on January 6, 1946. For most of her childhood years she was raised in Greenwood, Mississippi with her grandmother, Willie S. Brown. When they moved to Caruthersville, she was educated in the Missouri school district.

Then she worked for Brown Shoe Company where she would later retire. Ruth was married to the late Percy Truss in the late 1980’s. During this union, they adopted her niece and nephew, Diana and Lavan Truss. Ruth lived in Caruthersville and attended New Life P.P.C. until she fell ill and couldn’t attend services.

Later she moved to Kennett, MO in the NHC Healthcare Facility where she departed this life on Saturday, May 7, at 1:30 a.m.

Ruth was preceded in death by her mother, Callie Johnson and father Cornell Grant, sisters – Gloria Stine Brown and Dorothy Taylor (Johnson), brothers – Ulysses S. Grant, Danny Leroy Johnson, Kenneth Eugene Johnson and Steve Aldridge, and special grandchild that she helped raise – Leslie Truss, Jr.

Ruth is survived by her children – Diana and Lavan Truss of Caruthersville. Grandchildren – Brandon Lee, Jr, Braylon Lee, Lavan Truss, Amariyen Hunt, and Braycen Lee of Caruthersville. Sisters – Detheria Johnson of Milwaukee, WC, Linda Faye Sims (Michael) of Jacksonville, FL. Brothers – Lavan Johnson of Kennett, MO, Melvin Johnson of Jacksonville, FL, Johnny Johnson of Chicago, IL. Paternal brothers – Cornell Grant, Jr., Quintin A. Grant. Sisters – Cynthia M. Nelson, Patricia R. Brooks and Adrienne B. Tucker.

She is also survived by a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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