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Ruth Carter Flippin

January 13, 1939 — August 2, 2023

Ruth Carter Flippin, 84 of Lynchburg went to be with her precious Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 2, 2023. She was born in Alton, Virginia on January 13, 1939 to James Harvey Carter and Minnie Hodges Carter. Ruth retired from Centra Health after 35 years of service.  She was known for her wonderful work ethic, whether she was on the job or helping her family and friends.  Her inner strength of character was known to all as well as her tenacious spirit. Ruth was a member of Freedom Word Church, which was one of the most important aspects of her life.  She served there in many capacities, giving her all in every area including being an usher/greeter, and assisting with special events and Communion.  Everything in Ruth’s life revolved around her love of God and her love of people. She leaves a legacy of love in those whose lives she touched, including her daughter, Tammy Flippin-Ortiz (Osvaldo), two sisters, Louise Powell (Horace) and Violet Satterfield; a brother, Jimmy Carter (Shirley) and best friends, Carol Ann Hammond and Doris Brown. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Edward Flippin and two sisters, Janice Fears and Joyce (Elaine) Martin. A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at Freedom Word Church in Spout Spring, Virginia with Pastor Greg Mayhorn officiating.  The burial will be held privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider Freedom Word Church, 3187 Richmond Highway, Sprout Spring, Virginia 24593, or The 700 Club, c/o CBN, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23463.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.
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