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Ruth Melrose Turner Wilson, 95, passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. She was born in Warwick County, Virginia, on May 30, 1925.

She resided in the Gloucester House Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Hospice for the last eight years. Ruth was employed by the City of Hampton as a Crossing Guard and a Quality Control Inspector for Allied Signal, Bendix, and Honeywell.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, and grandson, Scott Spencer. She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Spencer (Robert), Kathleen Whitfield (Jack); son, Samuel Wilson (Nancy); four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She leaves behind one brother, Glenn Turner (Shirley).

Due to COVID-19, services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Dementia Society of America ( The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Albert and the staff at the Gloucester House.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, Va. 23601.