Ruth Gaylord Drummond – 2-16-2019

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memorial page for 

Ruth Gaylord Drummond

August 20, 1921
~ February 7, 2019



VISITATION - Saturday 2-16-2019
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
26 Sunset Ave. E
Red Bank, NJ 07701
9:30 AM

FUNERAL SERVICE - Saturday 2-16-2019
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
26 Sunset Ave. E
Red Bank, NJ 07701
11:00 AM
Monmouth Memorial Park Cemetery
Tinton Falls, NJ

Ruth Gaylord Drummond, daughter of the late James G. and Willie Jane Hassell Gaylord, was born August 20, 1921 in Roper, North Carolina.  She departed this life on February 7, 2019 at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ.

Ruth was educated in the Roper, North Carolina School System.  She also received a cosmetology license in Summit, NJ.  She held several jobs during her early adult life, Monmouth County Girl Scouts, Jennings Beauty Salon and Worrells Beauty Shop.  She then moved on to teaching cosmetology at Wilfred Academy, Newark, NJ for several years before she retired.

On January 26, 1952 she married John Drummond Jr. of Red Bank, NJ.  This union was blessed with one child, Jacquelyn Drummond.  Ruth was a proud and faithful member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Red Bank, where she served as a lay reader and sang in the choir.  Her favorite song was Amazing Grace.

She was a very loving mother and grandmother.  She also was an independent person always doing things her way.

She is predeceased by two sisters Christine and Amelia and four brothers James, Joseph, Milton and Timothy.

Left to cherish her memories: one daughter Jacqueline Thomas and son-in-law John Thomas of Neptune, NJ; one grand-daughter Simone Thomas, a niece Deborah Gaylord Bennett and husband Henry; her nephew Milton Gaylord and wife Karen, Ruby Gaylord and a host of great nieces, nephews and friends.










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2 thoughts on “Ruth Gaylord Drummond – 2-16-2019

  1. RB says:

    I wish to express my condolences for the loss of your dear Mrs. Drummond.   The God of heavens shares your loss.  He provides wonderful hope for the future (John 5:28-29; Psalm 37:11, 29, 39; Revelation 21:3-5).  Jesus taught us to pray for that marvelous time at Matthew 6:9-10.  Please reach out your heavenly Father for the comfort that you need (2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Psalm 34:18).  The link below is to a short video about His plans for your precious Mrs. Drummond; it is my sincere wish that it will be of great benefit to you as it has been to me over the years:  May the peace of God be with all of you (Philippians 4:6-7).

  2. Marianne Harrell says:

    Jackie, my condolences to you and your family. I was saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. I thought it odd when she hadn’t been in church for two weeks but later on that Sunday, I learned the reason. Your mother was a humble, DEDICATED member of St. Thomas and she will be missed. The fact that she lived such a long life is a true blessing. May her soul continue to sing sweetly in Heaven.

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