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1933 Ruth 2022

Ruth Ponder Edmonson

February 17, 1933 — December 2, 2022



Born Mae Ruth Edmonson on February 17, 1933 in Laurel, MS. Rev. Leonard Ponder and Willie B Dixon were her beloved parents. Ruth was one of 8 children - Preston, Leonard, John, Paul, Mildred, Billie Wee, & Mittie Mae. As Ruth grew up, she was educated in Laurel and graduated from Enterprise High School. In 1950, she married Howard Ezell Edmonson, the love of her life. They were married 67 wonderful years. To this Union was born Edith Edmonson who married Luther Bostic Jr. They had one son Tyrone who married Sherita Hamilton. To the union was born Brianna, Camille, and Malcolm.

Ruth leaves to cherish her memories her Grandson Tyrone, her sister Mittie Mae Davis, three great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.  Noddy, as she was affectionately called, took pride in gathering the family for fun filled meals. Her love of cooking was the foundation of family gatherings. We will forever miss our long conversations and family dinners. Her love for cooking inspired a new generation of cooks. Thank You for your Love and Guidance!

The family invites friends and loved ones to say their farewells this Friday, December 9th from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram, MS.  The Graveside service will be Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 12:00pm at Musgrove Cemetery in Meridian, MS.  

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Service Schedule

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Friday, December 9, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Chancellor Funeral Home Byram Location

7225 S Siwell Rd, Byram, MS 39272

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Graveside Service

Saturday, December 10, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Musgrove Cemetery

Meridian, Enterprise, MS

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