February 18, 1929 ~ July 17, 2021

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Ruth Jackson Brooks, 92, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

A native of Buncombe Co., Ruth was a daughter of the late Major Bynum and Pearl Cook Jackson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Lyda Brooks; and siblings, Thelma Godfrey, Christine Eugenides, Lois Godfrey, Juanita Miller, Frances Boone, Roscoe Jackson and Benjamin Jackson.

Ruth was a lifetime member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church. She graduated from Sand Hill High School where she was the President of the Student Body and an active basketball player. She also very much enjoyed bowling in her later years.

She is survived by her son, Timothy Ralph Brooks and fiancée Bethany Miller Arrowood; grandson, Mitchell Lyda Brooks and fiancée Emily McKenna; sister, Jennie Lawing; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Smith Brooks; and many nieces and nephews.

The graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 277 Oak Hill Rd., Candler, NC 28715, or to the WNC Baptist Home, 213 Richmond Hill Dr., Asheville, NC 28806.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Graveside Service: July 21, 2021 10:00 am

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


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  1. Ruth was such a nice, kind and friendly person. I worked with her, and knew her and her husband’s family. She always had a smile and a good sense of humor. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  2. Tim and family, I knew your Mom during our American Enka days. She was always very friendly and had a beautiful smile. She made this newbie feel welcome. Sorry for your loss.

  3. Tim, Mitch and Family, our sincere condolences to you for the loss of your precious Mother. Ruth was a true treasure and will be missed more than words can express. What a joy it will be to see her once again.

  4. Ruth was a patient at the dentist office and her and Ralph were special patients to me. I always loved talking and to both of them. They were both special people. So sorry for your loss.


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