Welcome to the
memorial page for
Ruth Gaylord Drummond
August 20, 1921
~ February 7, 2019
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.