Hortense, GA 31543
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Hortense – Birdie “Ruth” Borden Kersey, 82, of Hortense passed away Thursday evening (January 24, 2020) at her residence after an extended illness.
Born in Cherokee, AL her parents were Lenzy Richard Borden and Margarett Loucile Hawn Borden. She is also preceded in death by a great grandchild, Maddox Perry; and 3 brothers, James Borden, Jim Borden and Richard Borden.
Mrs. Ruth was a retired Pre-K teacher and attended Satilla Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ruth also enjoyed doing yard work and working in her flower beds.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Wiley Trenton Kersey of Hortense; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Mike Kersey (Shawnda) of Hortense and David Trenton Kersey (Donna) of Kite, GA; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy Lee (Robert) of Kite, GA and Pauline Favreau (Scott) of Fort Lauderdale, FL; 11 grandchildren, Patrick Woolweaver, Christopher Woolweaver, Eric Kersey, Ashley Kersey, Lenzy Lee, Amy Holton, Zachary Kersey, McKenzy Kersey, Nicole Favreau, Arielle Favreau and Mikayla Kersey; 8 great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie Borden (Diana) Dothan, AL; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Faye Strack of New York and Pattie Smith (Sam) of Eufaula, AL; and also several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held thirty minutes prior to the service Sunday (January 26, 2020) starting at 1:30PM at Satilla Cemetery.
A graveside service will be held Sunday afternoon (January 26, 2020) at 2PM at Satilla Cemetery with Rev. Terry Jackson officiating.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Patrick Woolweaver, Christopher Woolweaver, Lenzy Lee, Zachary Kersey, Eric Kersey and Laydon Smith.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com.
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