Ruth Burch Jones

November 9, 1952 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 71)

Obituary

Ruth B. Jones, affectionately known as Roo Roo, left us, surrounded by her friends and family, on January 26, 2024, at the age of 71 from natural causes.  She was the daughter of the late John W Burch and Lillie Warren Burch.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years Tom Jones, two children Chris Jones (Brynn) and Ashley Barbee and, most importantly, by her five grandchildren, Owen Jones, Bode Jones, Crawford Barbee, Warren Barbee and her little princess Elowyn Ruth Barbee.  She is also survived by her siblings Sharon Kent, Judy Rice, Linda Burch, Mike Burch (Terry), Cathy Pecor (Bob), and Jody Burch (Barbara) as well as her many beloved nieces and nephews.
Ruth lived a life of love, service and caring. She was known for her love of flowers as well as her cakes which she gladly made with love for anyone who asked. Her charitable heart was most filled during the holiday season by packing shoe boxes for children, donating to church food pantries, and adopting local families through Christmas Cheer.
Ruth’s generous nature was only surpassed by her love of her family. Nothing brought her more joy than being surrounded by her family and loved ones as often as possible.
The family asks for donations to: Christmas Cheer of Alamance County, Alamance County Meals on Wheels and the American Cancer Society to honor her life. Ruth liked to spread joy and happiness by giving to others, so per her wishes, no funeral or memorial service will be held.



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  • February 01, 2024
    Amy Starr says:
    My connection to Ruth or "Jones" as I called her....goes all the way back to Zayre. I cannot tell you how much I will miss her. I didn't see her alot after working with her but when I did run into her the time just melted away and we would pick right up where we left off. It really hurts my heart to think that I won't see her wandering around again here....but we will see her on the other side. Tommy, my heart goes out to you and your family.....she loved you all dearly. Gonna miss you "Jones"....but, we will catch up on the other side....love ya girl and gonna miss ya.....til we meet again.

  • January 31, 2024
    Mark and Michelle Grogan says:
    Tom and family, Mark and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • January 31, 2024
    Lisa Dodson says:
    Ruth was my very first manager whence worked at WalMart 1287. She loved all of her associates that worked for her. Ruth didn't favor any one associate over another. I was a pistol at work and she always would feel me back in. You will be so missed Mrs. Jones (Ruth) you touched so many hearts while you were here....RIP

  • January 30, 2024
    Lee & Debbie Wilson says:
    Tom and family we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ruth . I have so many fond memories of Ruth and know you all are in our thoughts and prayers !!!

  • January 30, 2024
    Joyce L Ward says:
    Ruth aways had a sweet heart for all. She. and Linda are so much alike. So sorry to the family but happy for her she is no pain now.

  • January 30, 2024
    Jackie Morris says:
    Sorry Ruth had to leave so soon. Prayers for the family during your time of grief. God is always with you,to comfort and sustain you.

  • January 30, 2024
    Cynthia Hatchel says:
    Dear Family, I am so saddened to know Ruth has left so soon. She was such a giving person with a servants heart. I pray God gives you peace and comfort knowing she has helped so many less fortunate with her many talents.

  • January 30, 2024
    Rene Stutts says:
    When I think of Ruth the first thing that comes to mind is how much she loved her family and friends. She was always organizing some get together so she could see everyone and feed you. I think I gained 10 lbs on our last mountain trip. It brings a smile to my face each time I think of her even though my heart aches. Heaven just gained an earthly angel. Ruth you your wings now to watch over us. (And if you could) correct us! Keep us straight Ruth. Love and miss you.