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Ruth Luvinia Gayden


Sunrise: December 19, 1952

Sunset: September 6, 2021

Ruth Luvinia Gayden, 68, departed this earthly tabernacle September 06, 2021 at Norfolk General Hospital. She was born on December 19, 1952, a daughter of the late Eddie Calvin Woodhouse and Annie Mae woodhouse. Ruth worked numerous years at Norfolk International Airport as a supervisor of the Janitorial Service until a kidney ailment forced her to retire. She battled this kidney disease for many years going through dialysis until she received the call for a kidney transplant on Christmas Eve in 2017.

Ruth was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and was active in her church. Ruth was preceded in death by her four brothers, Edward Woodhouse, Samuel Woodhouse, Percell Woodhouse and Nathaniel Woodhouse and her two sisters, Leanell Woodhouse and Paulette Woodhouse.

Left to cherish her precious memories is her husband, Larue Gayden Jr; three children, Eleanor Rivera and (Husband William), Shantele Gayden, Larue Gayden III and (wife Rachel) along with nine grandchildren who she dearly adored and were her world, Shaquita, William Jr and (Wife Kendra), Javozz, Antionette, Rayvon, Amaya, Jayden, Ariann and nova; nine great grandchildren, Damarius, Lamar, Amari, Jordan, Braylen, Jaiden, Jayceon, Ari, and Bella; four brothers, Spencer Isaac, Eddie Issac, George Woodhouse and David Woodhouse and a host of nieces and nephew

Viewing Sunday, September 12, 2021 12:00pm - 5:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Monday, September 13, 2021 11:00am Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church 934 W. Little Creek Road Norfolk, VA 23505 Interment Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:00am Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 *Masks Required*

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    Frank & Joan Felder says

    Sending prayers to the Gayden family. Our prayers for the comfort of God to be with them and the peace of Christ to keep them

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      Regina Nichols says

      AUNT RUTH I AM TRULY GOING TO MISS YOU.I’M GOING TO MISS YOU CALLING ME ON THE PHONE AND SAYING HEY FISHCAKE” AND LAUGH WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE.I’M GOING TO MISS SENDING YOU PICS OF THE FOOD I COOKED IN MY AIRFRYER AND YOU SAY” GIRL YOU WAITED TO BECOME A OLD FART BEFORE YOU STARTED COOKING.MAY YOU REST IN PEACE WITH NO STRESS,NO FRISTRATION,NO PAIN…JUST PEACE.LOVE YOUR NEICE REGINA.

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    Adrian Duncan-Fullwood says

    Ella & family.. It is with a heavy ❤ that I offer my sincere deepest condolences to you and your beautiful family. I know that there are truly know words that can conquer your emotions now. BUT THE LORD…he is still the head of this Kingdom. He will comfort you. And keep you. He will not let you fall. Just keep holding on to GOD’s Unchanging Hand.

    GOD Bless and Love you
    Addie & Patrick Fullwood

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    Tonya Brooks says

    I am sending prayers and hugs to my family. My uncle and aunt share me and my husband anniversary 4/28. I am so happy she met and married my uncle and they had an amazing life together.

    God will watch over you all.

    Love
    Montel and Tonya Brooks

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    Cheryl stokes Nash says

    So, very sorry it with heavy heart that my friend is won’t. May God keep her family. I’m praying for you. My heart is heavy with grief. Cheryl stokes Nash and family. Much love

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    Charlie E Foreman says

    My condolences to the family and sorry for your loss, may the Lord comfort you all during this time and help you carry on. God Bless you all.

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