Ruth Johnson  Sivils

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Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Johnson Sivils, age 90, of Bastrop, LA, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at Bethel Baptist Church with Revs. Kyle Bryan, Rubin Weaver and Tim Post officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, December 18, 2023, at Golden Funeral Home. Mrs. Ruth, a retired school bus driver and member of Bethel Baptist Church, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2023. She was raised in Fountain Hill, Arkansas and moved to Bastrop, Louisiana where she met her husband James Lester Johnson. They were married forty-nine years before his passing and had three children together. She lived her life as a Proverbs 31 woman. Ruth taught Sunday school to many ladies for over sixty years and also touched many children’s lives while being a school bus driver. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Johnson Hayes and husband Jim, Sherri Johnson; son, Lester Johnson and wife Lori Ann; sisters, Agnes Wickham, Susie Whittington and husband Joe; grandchildren, Melanie Lane and husband Kyle, Josh Johnson, and wife Kate, Jennilee Rogers and husband Brad, Jake Johnson and wife Whitley, Jonathan Hayes and wife Brooke, Cole Johnson and wife Amber, Carly Secrest, Abbey Ganey and husband Michael, Sarah Beth Allen and husband Colby; twenty two great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. After the death of her first, husband, she married Stanford Sivils. She accepted as her bonus family his daughters, Beverly Culp and husband Bruce, Karen Cox and husband Bubba; his sons, Randy Sivils and wife Anita and Stan Sivils along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Lucy Fairchild; husbands, James Lester Johnson, Stanford Sivils; son, Todd Johnson and siblings, Tom Fairchild, Lamarcus Fairchild, Anna Tidwell, Sarah Malone and Eddie Ogden. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 14489 Crossett Highway, Bastrop, Louisiana 71220. Serving as pallbearers are Jerry Daugherty, Donny Tillman, Sammy Eldridge, Ray Wilkerson, Kris Fulmer and Chad Newell.
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