Ruth Mitchell

February 4, 1915 ~ March 22, 2021 (age 106)


Ruth Mitchell was born on February 4, 1915 in Okolona, Mississippi. She was the seventh child to Janie and John Mitchell. Her family moved to Jackson, Tennessee where she grew up and received her education at A.R. Grade and High school.

Being from a religious family, Ruth accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Berean Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee.


In 1944, Ruth moved to Portland, Oregon. She first worked in the ship yards, and later worked in a women's dress shop, Zukons - in the Lloyd Center - until her retirement in 1985.

Ruth joined Mt. Olivet Baptist Church under the late Reverend J.J. Clow. Always passionate about church and eager to be involved,  Ruth served as an usher for many years, Fellowship Circle, and served in the Oasis Ministry.

Proceeding her in death were her three brothers and three sisters; her son-in-law, Kenneth Brown Sr; grandson, Kenneth Brown Jr; as well as her great grandson, Baby Kenny III.

Ruth leaves to mourn her daughter, Adrienne Brown; granddaughters, Benita Brown and Alethea Jennings (Marvin); eleven great grandchildren, twenty-six great great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.


 ***Public Viewing Procedures***    * Masks Are Required *            * Up To 2 People In the Building at a Time *

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ruth Mitchell, please visit our floral store.

 Service Program


Public Viewing
April 1, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Terry Family Funeral Home
2337 N. Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227

Graveside Service
April 2, 2021

1:00 PM
Rose City Cemetery
5625 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97213

© 2021 Terry Family Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy