God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered, "Come to me." With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away, and although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, a precious soul at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. Arthur Unknown
Ruth Duncan, 87 years old, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, was called to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 20, 2018. She entered this world on July 12, 1930, born to Joe and Gladys Searcy. Ruth was a long-time member of Milldale Baptist Church.
Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, John Wesley Duncan; daughter, Debbie Duncan Robertson and husband Ed, Glenda West, and Lisa Spurgeon and Randy; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; brother, John Edwin Searcy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruth is preceded in death by her son, Eddie Duncan; grandson, Levi Swanson; great-grandson, Landon Swanson; son-in-law, James West; three sisters, Mary Jo Farris, Letha Mae Nugent, and Minnie Grace Brown; and brother, Frank Searcy.
Pallbearers will be Jason Robertson, Jared Robertson, Jerome Robertson, Cole Robertson, Joshua Spurgeon, Jeremy Spurgeon, Randy Spurgeon, Brandon Swanson, Jonathan Duncan, and honorary, Levi Swanson.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Milldale Baptist Church, 11950 Milldale Road, Zachary, Louisiana, on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. officiated by Reverend Dennis Terry and Jason Robertson. The graveside service and burial will follow in the Milldale Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Baton Rouge Hospice and to Grace Nursing Home for eight great years of care.
The online guestbook may be signed by visiting www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com.
My condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you peace at this time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
My prayers are with the family. She was a wonderful lady and a sweet mother-in-law to me. RIP MS RUTH. ANGLES ARE WAITING FOR YOU
Fred and Martha BrecheenDenham springs, LA
Our hearts are saddened along with all you at this difficult time of loss.
Mrs Ruth’s pain and struggle in this world has now ended but you can all rest assured she is in everlasting life peace wrapped in Our Heavenly Daddy’s LOVE with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We know this because We can see a reflection of Jesus Love in each family member she has left behind. Hold tight to the promises of God’s word! You will All see Mrs. Ruth again soon, very soon by the River of Life in Heaven.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you♥️🙏
John and Debbie James
John and Debbie JamesZachary, LA
My prayers are with you all. May the Lord comfort you as only He can.
Lori AdamsBaton Rouge, LA
What a precious saint of God has entered Heaven’s gates! No more pain! No more sorrow! Reunited with loved ones and friends already there! We send our prayers and deep love to Bro. Duncan and all of the family.
Bill & Judy ScogginsHoliday Island, AR