The community lost a true gem but heaven gained an angel. Thelma Ruth Aycock aka Dr. Ruth passed away Sunday morning, September 14, 2014 at home with Hospice and her family.
She was born in Coffee County, Alabama to Birdie Lee Merritt Reeves and Collie Reeves on November 27, 1930. She relocated with her husband Richard Buck Aycock and their four small children to Ocoee, Florida in 1951.
Ruth worked in pharmacies her entire adult life, working for Pounds Pharmacy, Webbs Pharmacy, Ocoee Apothecary and more recently The Medicine Shoppe in Winter Garden. She also served on the Police Advisory Board in Ocoee for many years.
She had a caring and compassionate heart that won her many friends. Through the years she often
helped people who couldnt afford their medicine by paying for it herself and even delivering it to them.
Due to a strong Christian faith she was able to witness and influence many lives. She was a charter member of Starke Lake Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School classes and also sang in the choir. She was a pillar of the community and the matriarch of our family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Richard Buck Aycock: an infant son her parents Collie and Birdie Lee Reeves sister Polly Ann Reeves brothers Roland Reeves, Jimmy Reeves, Buford Reeves and his wife Jeanette and her grandsons, Ronald Christopher Aycock and Jonathan Richard Aycock.
She is survived by her sisters, Mattie Francis Harrison and Marjorie Joyce Carl Ingalls her children, Brenda Bill Redding, Jean Frank Lovejoy, Ronnie Jenny Jo Aycock, Donnie Jane Aycock 10 grandchildren 20 greatgrandchildren 3 greatgreatgrandchildren sisterinlaw Mildred Aycock brothernlaw Roy Aycock and his wife Nancy and a host of niece, nephews and cousins.
Ruth always had a smile on her face and a wonderful sense of humor. She could make you smile and see the positive side of things. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of the Comforter, 605 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Hospiceofthecomforter.org or Starke Lake Baptist Church, PO Box 520, Ocoee, FL 34761.