Ruth Brandenburg, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday April 2, 2012, and is now in the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ.
She was born in Unicoi, TN, but resided in Johnson City most of her life.
She was the daughter of the late Green B. and Isabella West Sparks. She was a member of North Johnson City Baptist Church, but for the last several years had attended Jonesborough Church of God with her daughter, Diane, and husband, Glen.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lee Brandenburg Sr.; a son, Donald Lee Brandenburg Jr.; brother, Harry Sparks, of Pottstown, PA; five sisters, Frankie Hodge, Blanche Phillips, Jean Darr-Lowe, and Gladys Arnold, all of Johnson City, and Grace Barnette, of West Minister, SC.
Survivors include her daughter, Diane Saults and husband, Glen, who lived with her and faithfully took care of her through the years; grandson, Tony Lynn Zeolia and children, Whitney and Cheyenne; son, Timothy Ryan Zeolia, wife, Chasty, and son, Caden. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Dear special friends, Jamie Puffenbarger and Margie Crum.
Special thanks to Blankenship Pharmacy, Dr. Christina Hutchins and nurse, Debbie, Dr. Jeffrey Schoondyke and nurse, Mary.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-7 p.m. with the services immediately following at 7 p.m. at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, South Chapel. with the Revs. Michael Lusk and Rick Powell officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Monte Vista Memorial Park.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601