On the evening of January 25, 2020, the Lord visited Mother Ruth Omega Bumpass Carver Spurlock saying, “You have been steadfast and unmovable, always abiding in the work of the Lord. Your labor will not be in vain, come unto me and rest.”
Ruth Omega Bumpass Carver Spurlock, daughter of the late Samuel Bumpass and Georgia Satterfield Bumpass, was born March 1, 1930 in Roxboro, North Carolina; the youngest of eight children, Odelia Williams, Estelle Williams, Mary Frances Holloway, Coretha Hancock, Edith Gore, Lula Mae Crank and one brother Cleo Bumpass, all of which preceded her in death.
Prior to her prolonged illness, she was a dedicated member of Northside Baptist Church, as Deaconess, Missionary, Usher Board President and gospel singer; often performing with her late husband Louis Scurlock and stepson Jerry McNair all around North Carolina to sing the good news of our Lord and Savior. She was a loving and devoded friend, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, aunt, until the end. Her kindness and smile will be forever missed, but we ar so grateful for the decades of boundless love and life lessons she imparted.
She was married to the late Melvin Carver and this union produced five children: Nellie (Charlie-deceased) Mangum of Durham, NC, Marvin (Susie) Carver of Elkhart, IN, Linda (William-deceased) Perry of Burlington, NC, Robert (Marilyn) Carver of Durham, NC and Peggy Carver who preceded her in death.
In the second half of her life, Ma Ruth, returned to school to earn her degree from Durham Technical Community College in 1975 and became a nurse. She also received continuing education credits from North Carolina Central University. She served as a nurse until her retirement from Durham (Duke) Regional Hospital, in Durham, NC. It is also in the second half of her life where she met and was married to Louis Scurlock until his passing in 2010. From this union she leaves to cherish her memory, Jerry (Toni) McNair and Latonya Jones. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends.
Our loved one is sleeping so free from pain,
Awake her not, sweet spirit, to suffer again.
She slumbers so sweetly; O let her sleep on.
Her sickness all ended; her sorrow all gone!
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