Ruth Moorehead


Birth Date: July 27, 1922

Death Date: March 21, 2017

Visitation Date: 3-24-2017 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Visitation Place : Heritage Funeral Home


Service Date: 3-24-2017 Time: 1:00 PM
Service Place : Heritage Funeral Home


Cemetery Date: 3-24-2017 Time: 2:00 PM
Cemetery Place : Serene Memorial Gardens

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Obituaries » Ruth Moorehead




Ruth Shackelford Moorehead, 94, of Pascagoula, MS, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Ocean Springs, MS. She was born on July 27, 1922 in Zama, MS to the late James and Nellie Shackelford.  She enjoyed cooking and baking, especially fried chicken, pound cake, and homemade biscuits. She was an avid gardener and frequently held the title of “Yard of the Month” in Pascagoula. She loved to tell stories of her younger years of working in the cotton fields. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, J. P. Moorehead, grandchildren, James V. “Jimmy” Miller, Jr. and Mary Annelle “Nell” Miller; and siblings, Gladys White, Bill, James, and Max Shackelford.

She is survived by her children, Larry (Sharon) Moorehead, Barbara Darling, Jerry (Jeannette) Moorehead, Linda (Tom) Lewis, Brenda (Eugene) Brown, and Rick (Liz) Moorehead; grandchildren, Brian (Tanya) Moorehead, Emily (Art) Smith, Jeneanne Miller, Kathy Esterly, Jon (Raven) Moorehead, Jedediah Moorehead, Andrew (Dani) Lewis, Kinsey (John) Adams, Zak Lewis, Tara (Doug) Larson, Stephanie (Neal) Verrett, Rachel Brown, April Brown, Ashley Moorehead, Lauren (Brandon) Green, and Matt Moorehead; 20 great-grandchildren and one soon to be arriving; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

The visitation will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will immediately follow at Serene Memorial Gardens in Moss Point, MS. Pallbearers will be Ruth’s grandsons and son-in-law.