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A women loved by many. She was born in Savannah, GA on February 24, 1947 as the first twin to the late James Edwards & Freddie Mae Shuman both of Savannah, GA.

She attended Chatham County Public School for early education and was a stay at home mom of 6 children and many more of her ‘Sesame Street’ children she so loved.

She was preceded in death by her late parents, a sister Mary Johnson, her daughter Annie Mobley, a son Vernon Carter Jr., and brothers-in-law Henry Johnson and Willie Kirkland.

She leaves a daughter, Shirley Riley of GA, her sons, Henry Cawley of Savannah, Timothy (Dee) Lott Cawley of Atlanta, Harvey Cawley of Savannah, and Harvey Cooley of Savannah, her beautiful sisters, Betty Kirkland of NC and Ruthie Mae (James) Davis Sr. of FL, an uncle James Shuman Sr. of Savannah, special daughter-nieces Patricia Willis (Roger) of NC, and Rose (Kendell) Youman of SC, son-in-laws, Dennis Mobley and Nathaniel Riley, Jr., special children Michael (Brenda) Shuman of NC, Mark Simmons of Savannah, Keira Grant of Atlanta, Platoria Smith of Savannah, Lori Brightwell of Savannah, Phillip Baker of Savannah, and her special great-great grandson Zihe Smokey Cooley, as well as 28 grandkids, 51 great-grandkids, 4 great-great grandkids, 4 nieces, 7 nephews, and a host of cousins, family, and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, September 4, 2022, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

Online Condolences

  1. Denise Arleen Bright says:

    I send my condolence to you and your family
    From bright family you will never be forgot

  2. Dionne brown says:

    She will be missed by her 40th street Neighbors her music was her things rip Ms.Ruth you was loved by many

  3. Dionne brown says:

    She will be missed by her 40th street Neighbors her music was her thing

  4. Dionne brown says:

    Her music was her thing country rock or pop she played it all my prayers are with her family at time

  5. George Baker says:

    The Baker family extend our deepest condolences to your family in this hour of sadness. You will be in our prayers- that you carry on with the same strength your Mother has so diligently bestowed upon you. She is in a Much better place than us…

  6. Delicia Brown and Tiana mobley says:

    Giving honor to God for places stuff a beautiful grandmother in our life take your rest we love you so much Hashandtrash and cookie

  7. Roz Brown says:

    Rest In Paradise Queen Royalty Anna Ruth – Growing up in Liberty City with the Shuman family since youth your strength encouraged us to continue to stay strong ❤ You have fought the good fight now take your rest & God love you Best! Family you are in my prayers

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