Ruth Mary Haymon of Duncanville, Texas just celebrated her 108th birthday on November 6, 2018. She went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
She was the eldest of eight children born to Ruth Cowan Evans Mahon and Marion Francis Evans and Ernest Mahon on November 6, 1910, in Woodruff County, Cotton Plant, Arkansas.
Her father, Marion Evans, a tailor, died when Ruth was six years old. Her grandfather, Samuel Cowan, became her father figure. Ruth grew up in a close knit and loving family that strongly encouraged Christian living, and strong values, a good education, and sound work ethics. In addition to her parents, Ruth’s grandfather, Samuel Rufus Cowan was an influential role model that showered her with encouragement, and great wisdom. She cherished some of the memories and experiences she had with her grandfather.
She was a retired schoolteacher and principal of 38 years having worked in the Lafayette County, and Columbia County School Districts. Ruth’s teaching went further than the Lafayette County and Columbia County School Districts. She shared her educational skills, experiences, and talents at home, in the community, at church, and far beyond.
Ruth is known as a Christian woman and has always been involved in church and community activities. She is a humanitarian willing to lend a helping hand whenever and wherever needed inspiring others to share their gifts and talents likewise. She provided literature for Sunday school, taught Sunday school, and played the piano for the church, and the church choir.
Ruth’s favorite activities are morning devotion, bible study (she also uses a computer to listen to sermons on the Internet – David Jeremiah and Chuck Swindoll), crossword puzzles, sudoku, scrabble, jigsaw puzzles, cryptograms, alphagrams, and other types of puzzles.
Ruth M. (Evans) Haymon leaves: One sister: Lavern Wolford, Chicago.
Five daughters: Alice Faye Norful of Memphis; Gwendolyn Flores (Amando) of Texas Ruth Jackson Collins of Houston; Neoma Robinson of Arkansas; Marie O'Kain of St. Louis; Six Sons: Reuben Johnson (Deborah) of Virginia; James Ronald Haymon of Texas; Elder Nathan Haymon (Mae) of Chicago; Edwin Haymon (Mae Otis) of California; Maceo Haymon (Evelyn) of California; Elder Mack Haymon of Chicago.
Grandchildren: Lewie Norful, Sharon (Theodore) Moore, Claudette Johnson Hammond, Michael (Christie) Johnson, Shaunda Nicole Bullock, Lowoan Brandon, Yolanda Haymon Purdie, Rhonda Haymon, Ronald Haymon, Veronica Haymon, Robin Haymon Garcia, Kyra Haymon, Carl Haymon, Eric Haymon, Mack Haymon Jr, Maxine Haymon, Sherryl Haymon, Gregory O'Kain, Betty Collins Henderson, Shirley Jackson Hayes, Jeffery Thomas, Tommie Heads III, Bobby Heads, Charles Heads, Florine Heads.
She also leaves several great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death: First husband Reuben D. Johnson, Sr. of Memphis and her second husband Maceo Haymon of Arkansas, one sister: Opah Mahon, five brothers: Francois Evans, Thurlow Evans, Elbert Mahon, Earnest Lee Mahon, Wendell Mahon.