Ruth McDaniel Thompson, 85, Philadelphia, passed away on July 8, 2013. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Philadelphia for more than 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Mattie McDaniel; sister, Marjorie McDaniel; brothers, Lewis, Howard and Ross McDaniel; and great-grandson, Mark Collier Jr.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, William Lee "Bill" Thompson Sr.; son, William L. Thompson Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and James Thomas, all of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Cindy and Mark Collier, Lee Ann Marie and Le Brandon, Ashley Coursey and Darrell; great-grandchildren, Taylor Collier, Laken Collier, Noah Collier, Emma Harness, Chloe Corsey and soon-to-be Carston T. Corsey; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Bob Shell of Philadelphia; brother, Clarence Ray McDaniel of Sweetwater; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Philadelphia with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Brian Courtney officiating. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Christianburg Cemetery. Kyker Funeral Homes, Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements. www.kyker funeralhomes.com