Ruth Naomi Dove Lott was born in East Pittsburgh, PA, on October 23, 1923. She entered Heaven’s gates to live eternally with Jesus on August 20, 2020.
Ruth was a mother and homemaker, raising three children born to her in the 1950’s. She enjoyed hosting large family picnics in the summer and large holiday dinners at various times throughout the year. She did all the cooking and baking herself and the dessert table was just as full as the food table. Many family members and friends attended and always looked forward to the next get together. Ruth also loved black cats. She raised many black cats during her almost 97 years here on earth. She gave them all the same name of Sweetums.
Ruth had an unwavering faith in God. Jesus was the Lord of her life. She gives credit to her Dad whom she looked up to as he lived out his faith and also a Sunday School teacher at the Salvation Army Church, where she and her family attended. Most recently she was a member of Refuge Church in Fayetteville, NC. Over the years, she had become very involved with the different churches she attended in both PA and NC. She loved teaching Children’s Sunday School, grades first and second, for at least 50 years, because she said she speaks their language. Ruth knew that God put her in the classroom to teach. According to 1 Corinthians 12:18, KJV, “But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased Him”.
Ruth was predeceased by Baby Boy Lott (stillborn), April 10, 1947, her parents, James and Hazel Dove of N. Braddock, PA and her four brothers, James, John, Raymond, and Eugene Dove. She was also predeceased by her husband, Robert Geisler Lott, a Veteran of WWII and her great grandson, Brandon Dixon.
Ruth is survived by her son, Robert G. Lott of Florida, her daughters, Marilyn D. King (Bobby) of Alaska and Robin D. Miller of North Carolina. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Christine D. Totton (Matt) of North Carolina and Jennifer D. Miller of North Carolina. The jewels in Ruth’s crown were her three great grandsons, Dalton Miller, Brandon Dixon, and Jordan Totton, all who lived in Fayetteville. She had a big part in raising them as she was their babysitter prior to school and then their “Soccer Mom” so to speak when they started Kindergarten and beyond. Brandon left us way too early, but he and Dalton and Jordan were greatly influenced by having Grandma in their lives. I am sure that Brandon was waiting at the gate for Grandma when she took her last breath here on earth and stepped into eternity.
Ruth spent the last 3.5 years at Heritage Place in Fayetteville, NC where she touched the lives of many residents and staff. She enjoyed her little apartment for 3 years before she was moved to the Assisted Living side on March 17, 2020, when she could no longer live alone. When she first moved to Heritage Place, she was still very active and enjoyed the companionship of her last black cat, Sweetums, who also predeceased her. She enjoyed playing bingo, winning all those quarters and visiting with her BFF Joe.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FOCCAS (Friends of Cumberland County Animals) through paypal at Foccas18@gmail.com.
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