Ruth Garner  Taylor
Ruth Garner Taylor

February 17, 1933 - December 17, 2018
Born in Pierce County, GA
Resided in Waycross, GA
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Mr. Ruth Garner Taylor, 85, died Monday afternoon (December 17, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health.

She was a native of Pierce County, but she lived most of her life in Waycross as a homemaker and domestic worker. Ruth was formerly employed by King Edward Cigar Factory, Ware Hotel and Goldkist Pecans. She was also a devoted member of Macedonia Baptist Church where she was involved with YWG, Mary Martha’s and as a Sunbeam Mother.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, James Garner and Celestine Betterson Garner; her husband, Roosevelt Taylor; one son, Albert Taylor; and one brother, Eugene Garner.

Survivors include one daughter, Joann Ratliff Wilcox (Tony) of Waycross; one son, Louis Ratliff (Regina) of Dublin; two step-children, Ted Taylor and Shirley Ann Hill both of Atlanta; 8 grandchildren, Giselle Paige, Andre Ratliff, Kim Ratliff, Tennille Moss, Tyree Taylor, Dianna Taylor, Alicia Lies and Rabyn Ratliff; 17 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; one sister, Beverly King of Waycross; two brothers, John C. Betterson and Ricky Betterson both of Waycross; three nephews, Clete Garner, Tony Garner and Jesse Williams; and one niece, Rochelle Baker.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday (December 22, 2018) at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Music Funeral Home.

Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at




Music Funeral Home
1503 Tebeau St.
Waycross, GA United States 31501
Friday, December 21, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
702 Arnold McKinney Drive
Waycross, GA US 30501
Saturday, December 22, 2018
11:00 AM