Ruth Kling Harrison-Henley
October 10, 1917  -  January 22, 2019

Ruth Kling Harrison-Henley

Ruth Kling "Boots" Harrison-Henley, 101, of Jackson, passed away January 22, 2019 at her residence surround by family. She was born October 10, 1917 to Warren Fletcher Harrison and Lillie Griffin Harrison in Grove Hill. An active member of the First Baptist Church in Jackson for more than 75 years, she taught Sunday School and Sunbeams classes for many years. She had been employed at Mobile Infirmary for 20 years in the clerical department and also served as the secretary and pianist for the Senior Citizen Nutrition Center in Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe Jones Henley and brothers, Grady Byrd Harrison, William Griffin Harrison and Fletcher Warren Harrison.

She is survived by her children, Thomas Warren "Tom" (Terri) Henley, Peggy R. Henley, Betty Jo (John R.) Faust-Wilson; grandchildren, Steve Faust, Scott Faust, Nathan Stacy (Allison) McCants, Dallas (Rob) McCants-Howell, Tenalee Henley-Dumas, Warren Henley; great-grandchildren, Ashley (Alex) Faust-Shorter, Ellie Faust, Tucker Faust, Wilson Faust, Chloe Dumas, Lizzie Dumas, Molly Henley, Lillie Howell, Joe Howell, Nathan McCants, Josie McCants, Kaitlin Faust, Sam Faust, Charlie McCants; great, great-grandchildren, Addie Shorter, Allie Shorter and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Jackson with Dr. Ben Stubblefield and Rev. Brian Jemison officiating. Visitation will begin at noon. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens with Lathan Funeral Home directing.

Pallbearers will be Steve Faust, Scott Faust, Stacy McCants, Warren Henley, Rob Howell and David Chastain.

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  1. Angie Tracy Walker
    Semmes, AL

    I'm so sorry to hear of Mrs. Boots' passing. She was a truly awesome lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.

  2. Jenny & Glenn McDonald
    Jackson, AL

    I am so sorry to hear of Mrs.Boots
    Death we
    Send our condolence to all of her Family especially Tom Betty Jo & Peggy if you need us for anything please just call me 246
    9826 or 769 3330 our Prayers are with y’all!!!

  3. Bruce & Ginger Hoven
    Jackson, AL

    A dear and long time friend of ours. Mrs Henley and I shared the same birthday and she was a close friend of my mother-Elva Hoven

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