We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home
Ruth Marie Veal affectionately known as Ruthie was born on November 6th, 1933 in Youngstown, Ohio to Emmett Balaam and Marie Lewis.
Ruth attended Youngstown City Schools, she retired from K-Mart after 30+ years of service in 1998. Ruthie was a former member of The Greater Friendship Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Small. Ruthie enjoyed life and socializing with her friends. Ruthie was married to the late James T. Veal Sr. in 1963, who was a widower with six children; who she would go on to raise as her own.
Ruthie leaves to mourn her passing but to rejoice in her peace, three daughters; Lu Della Veal, Jamie Veal and Veronica (Dennis) Mosley all of Youngstown, Ohio; and one son Jimmie (Lori) Veal of Memphis, Tennessee; Twelve grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Ruthie also leaves to mourn her passing, her step-sister Jackie Holland of Columbus, Ohio; three best friends: Frieda Martin, Brillis Shorter and Theresa Davis; along with a host of other cousins, relatives and friends.
Besides her parents, Ruthie was preceded in death by her husband, James Veal Sr., who passed away October,10th, 2010, a daughter Princess Veal, son Thomas Veal, grandson Eric Lamont Veal, two sisters, Bertha Rowlett and Lillian “Tootney” Manuel, one infant brother; a nephew Joe Lewis and a niece Patricia Lewis.
Visitation will be 10:00-11:00am Friday September 2, 2022 at L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home with service at 11:00am. Guests are asked to wear masks and to practice social distancing. Service of Love and Dignity entrusted to L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home.