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Ruth Ester Folks

March 2, 1936 ~ January 16, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Obituary

Ruth E. Folks was born on March 2, 1936, in Montgomery, Alabama to Willie and Maddie Lover Wilson.  Ruth was the oldest of four children.

Ruth accepted Christ at an early age, after relocating to Chicago, IL in 1969; she began her fellowship at Shining Star Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Wormley.  Later, she transitioned her membership to New Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Mentor with over 40 years of faithful service.  Singing beautiful praises in the choir and serving on the Mother’s board, mentoring young women throughout the church.

Ruth attended Sovelist High School, in Montgomery, Alabama and later became a licensed dietitian.  While earning her dietitian certificate, Ruth was introduced to her late husband by her lifelong friend Stella, which led to Ruth relocating to Chicago.

Ruth was the glue that held the family together; with her strength and love for God.  Always with a huge heart and open door; never turning her back or closing her door on anyone.  

On January 16, 2023, at 11:15pm; Ruth received her call “job well done, you may take your rest”.  Ruth is preceded in death by both of her parents, late husband Ernest Folks Jr., her baby daughter Ernestine Folks, grandsons: Sokito D. Taylor, Dejuan Taylor, Maurice M. Taylor and Almos Collum IV.

Ruth leaves to cherish her memories: seven children: Robert (Barbara) Taylor,  of Chicago, Illinois; Ruth E. Taylor (Edward) Young of Belleview, Illinois; Mary (Andrzej) Zielinski of Palatine, Illinois; Eddie Taylor (Jackie) of Chicago, Illinois; Frank Taylor (Luzette) of Chicago, Illinois; Dillard Taylor (Sharon) and Vivian Wilson (George) of Naperville, Illinois.  two sisters: Delories Wilson of Eustis, Florida and Inell Cunnings of Rockchester, New York. one brother: Lomack & Patty Wilson of Jonesburg, Georgia.  fifty grandkids, twenty-five great grandkids and 20 great-great grandkids: James B. Wilson of Naperville, Illinois 3 kids - Jayda Gardner, James B. Wilson Jr. and Janiah Wilson all of Chicago, Illinois and one niece Alaysia Collum of Vernon Hills, Illinois; Limona Ntamere Stewart & Jason Stewart and four kids of Arizona; Marcus Taylor - 1 child Shsmiks Taylor, Sokita Taylor, Daisa Monee Rodgers, Tyshina Gross - 2 kids - Shaun & Legend all of Chicago, Illinois.  Tarina (Micheal) Robertson of Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Andrea (Jarvis) Smith of Montgomery, Alabama; Andre (Desiree) Taylor of Melumpka, Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 27, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
New Mt. Vernon M.B. Church
415 N. Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60644

Wake
Saturday
January 28, 2023

10:00 AM
New Mt. Vernon M.B. Church
415 N. Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60644

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 28, 2023

11:00 AM
New Mt. Vernon M.B. Church
415 N. Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60644

Interment
Saturday
January 28, 2023

1:00 PM
Forest Home Cemetery
863 Des Plaines Ave
Forest Park, IL 60130

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