Ruth Gail Darnell

Ruth Gail Darnell

Wednesday, June 23rd, 1948 - Sunday, July 21st, 2019
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RUTH GAIL DARNELL, 71 of Pylesville, MD passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019 in St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, MD. Born on June 23, 1948 in Bluefield, WV, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Lilly (Mathena) Lambert and moved to Maryland with her family in 1965.

A 1966 graduate of Bel Air High School, she had worked for Sephora at their Riverside location from 1999-2003 followed with the Maryland State Highway Administration for 11 years as a toll collector at the I-95 interchange between Harford and Cecil Counties. She enjoyed shopping trips to Kohls and was a dedicated loving grandmother.
Ruth was known for her love of the Lord Jesus, adored her church family and had been a member of Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church for 13 years. It is a comfort to her family to know she is now experiencing the promises in 2 Corinthians 5:8 - We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Furthermore, her family commented that she lived the perfect example of the Biblical meaning of the Hebrew name RUTH – loyal and devoted.

She is survived by her loving family:
Three children-
Darla Marie Druyor and her husband, Dana of Aberdeen, MD
Scott Alan Kamin and his wife, Kari of Abingdon, MD
Dennis Lee Royal and his wife, Mary of Marshville, NC

Five sisters-
Carol Boyle of Cinnaminson, NJ
Donna Crawford of Elkton, MD
Rita Cavalucci of Honeybrook, PA
Kathy Stanley of Aberdeen, MD
Joan Lee of Newark, DE

Twelve grandchildren-Autumn, Devon, Krystin, Jonathan, Britney, Nicholas, Amber, Collin, Brent, Isaac, Phebe, John Tyler and a great grandson.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, James Douglas Darnell in August 2014; her son, Dale Edward Keyes, brothers- Larry Lambert, Dennis Lee Lambert, Lonnie Lambert and sister, Joyce Righter.

All services will be held at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 3135 Dublin Road, Street, MD 21154 with a visitation on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and the funeral service on Thursday at 11 a.m. Her pastor, Reverend Tracy J. Duvall will officiate with interment following in Dublin Southern Cemetery, Darlington, MD.

Her family would appreciate memorial contributions to the church at the above address.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church
    3135 Dublin Road
    STREET, MD 21154
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 11:00am
    Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church
    3135 Dublin Road
    STREET, MD 21154
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Tracy J. Duvall
  • Interment

    Dublin Southern Cemetery
    Deerfield Road
    DARLINGTON, MD 21034
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Private Condolence

Diane Heddinger

Posted at 03:59pm
Dearest Ruth, My life will be forever changed, I am so Heart broken you left so soon. I am glad you are out of pain and our Savior had a better plan for you. I miss calling you every day to check on you when you were home, and you would tell me how much you appreciated me, when you were in the hospital I did not want to burden you but know in my Heart you know the love and care I had for you my friend. You were my partner in crime what am I going to do now? We were planning to go on another shopping spree. I will miss you dearly until we meet on Heavens Shores. Love Diane

Sara Duvall

Posted at 12:38am
My very precious friend, I miss you greatly! I am so very thankful for that last day we had together, I finally had my chance to talk because you couldn't with that breathing tube! You nodded, smiled, laughed as much as you could with that tube, and squeezed my hand and rolled your eyes as you did so many times! No one came in, you had no pain, it was a special time. I thank the Lord for that wonderful memory and I will cling to that, along with so many others, when I think of you celebrating with your mom, Doug, Dale and other friends who left us too soon. I'll look for you at Jesus's feet!

Dennis Royal Posted at 08:58am

Love you Ms. Sara. Thank you for being a godly, faithful friend. She loved you like a sister.

Dennis Royal

Posted at 05:12pm
Mama, I know you're at peace now. It was so hard watching you suffer day after day in that hospital, and I know you were so tired. Thank you for hanging on long enough for me to be with you when passed on into the presence of the Saviour. It happened so fast. I miss you, I love you with my entire being. This hurts... bad! But I promise to meet up with you when I get there, for I too, have been Saved by the grace of God!

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