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On May 11, 2019, after a long struggle with health issues, Ruth completed her life’s assignment and peacefully joined the Lord. Her funeral will be held 12:00PM on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Woodard Funeral Home Chapel. Visitations will start at 11:30AM at the chapel. Interment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, 1516 Old Wilkesboro Road, Salisbury, NC 28144

Ruth Nell Wooley Boger was born on August 5, 1931 in Salisbury, NC to David Pinkston and Georgia Wooley.  She was raised in New York City and graduated high school in Queens, NY. She spent most of her adult life in Greensboro, NC. She had a deep, endearing and unwavering love for her family and friends, and a special connection with anyone she encountered. She will always be remembered for her generosity and the ability to make everyone laugh. Those who truly know her will agree that she loved to shop. From a penny to a dollar, she would give her last to make her loved ones happy. She also had a love for plants, especially elephant ears.

Ms. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and older sister, G. Delores Smith.

She is survived by a sister, Mary A. Johnson; son, Wayne L. Boger; daughter, Sandra B. Cunningham-Simms (Katha Roy); son, Glenn C. Boger; bonus daughter, Jeanette Wyatt (Stacy); 10 grandchildren, Tonya Cunningham, Wayne Black, Anissa Cunningham, Setina Young, Eugene Boger, Glenn Townsend, Kenyatta Harper (Schala), Erica Boger, Deantre Boger, and Sade Boger; bonus granddaughters, Kimberly Kemp, Ebony Harper and Evan Bennett; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Woodard Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Ruth Wooley Boger
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  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    The staff off Woodard Funeral Home will continue to keep your family in our prayers.
    ~ Woodard Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    I’m so sorry for your loss. May you draw close to Jehovah God and know that He will soon eliminate such pain and suffering by means of his Kingdom.- Psalms 46:1,7. For more encouraging words please go to
    ~ Lynn
  • Friday, May 17, 2019
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
    ~ S M