MORGANTON Ruth Williams Bryant, 97, of Morganton, departed the worries and cares of this life Monday, Dec. 3, 2019, and entered into the arms of her Savior, Jesus. Born Oct. 22, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Husten Williams and Effie B. Williams. She was a member of Missionary Ridge Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, George Zack; and a sister, Edith Whisenant. Those left to cherish her memory include a daughter, Kathy Roseman (Chris); grandsons, Shane Gilleon (Nikki), the Rev. Chris Dale (Stephanie); great-grandchildren, Torry, Eric, Alexis, Ashley, Hailey, Parker, Madelyn; special cousin, Joann Powell; and special friend, Geneva Wilson. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. The graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Forest Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Chris Dale officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Burke County Friends for Animals, P.O. Box 1884, Morganton, NC 28680; or to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting The family would like to express their appreciation to A.J.'s Steakhouse, Burke Hospice, Grace Heights, Dr. Gould, and the staff of Burke Primary Care.

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