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Ruthie Mae Durst

Memorial for Ruthie Mae Durst

Born in Garfield, Texas on Jun. 13, 1934
Departed on Sep. 6, 2014 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014
1:00 pm
Cemetery: Cook Walden Capital Parks
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Ruthie Mae Earls-Durst was born in Garfield, Texas June 13, 1934 to the union of the late Reverend Carl Lester Earls and Willie Mae Earls. Ruthie Durst was the third child of eight children.

Ruthie Durst accepted Christ at an early age. she joined the Mt. Olive Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend H. A. Sneed in Austin, Texas.

Ruthie Durst was a 1953 graduate of the old L. C. Anderson High School in Austin, Texas.

On April 24, 1953 in holy matrimony she was married to the late Albert Lavada Durst, Jr. and to their union six sons and two daughters were born.

Ruthie Durst was preceded in death by her son Michael A. Durst, brothers Arlene Earls, Lester Earls, Robert Earls, Larry Earls and sister Elizabeth Earls-Van Brakle (Clearance).

She was employed in the Grocery Retail business for many years as a Cashier and Manager of the Roy Lee Food Store and other grocery stores throughout the Austin area. She was a customer oriented person who always treated her customers with respect and professionalism.

Ruthie Durst loved cooking for the family on her favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas and was known for her famous cornbread dressing and sweet potato pie. Ruthie Durst was a loving person to everybody she met. She treated everyone the same with unconditional love and respect. she loved all of her family, friends and extended family. Her love was pure, genuine and her home was where everybody loved to come and fellowship with family and friends. She was a God Fearing Mother who taught us to always pray and love one another and always keep God first in our lives.

She loved reading the newspaper, searching for good sales and coupons. She enjoyed watching movies, and gospel award shows. She also loved spending time with her family and her close friends.

Ruthie Durst leaves to cherish her memories: Sons, Albert A. Durst, Reginald Durst (Veronica), Round rock, Texas; Donnie d. Durst, Milo J. Durst, Waldorf Maryland; Bernie C. Durst; Daughters, Evada M. Durst-Jackson (David), Charmaine E. Durst-Bedford (Ira); Grandchildren: Tameka A. Durst-Mitchell (Derrick), Dietrich Burkhalter, Chantell M. Bedford-Franks (Josh), Donte J. Stevenson (FL), Donielle D. Durst, Christopher D. Bedford, LaSonia R. Jackson, Cheryl Jackson-Edwards (Byron), Montenea D. Hill, Matario Durst, Kathadus Durst, Cedric Burkhalter, Mikel Durst-Sanders (Terrance), David R. Jackson, Jr. (Shanita), Edmond, Oklahoma; Two Brothers, Willie Earls (Dottie), Richard Earls (Thressa); one sister, Shirley Earls-Campbill (Sylvester); Two Aunts, Pearline EArls, Minnie Earls-Shepard; Brother-in-law Charles A. Durst, Tarzana, California; Sister-in-law, Lilly Earls, Oakland, California; a special niece Michelle Van Brakle, loved as a daughter; and a host of great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

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