Beulah Mae Rue-James

Published 3:00 pm Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Mother Beulah Mae Rue-James, 90, of Silver Springs, Md., formerly of Atmore, entered peaceful rest in God’s arms at the home of her daughter in Silver Springs.

A native and long time resident of Atmore, Mother James was a graduate of Escambia County Training School. She worked as a domestic worker for many years.

She was a member of Zion Star AME Zion Church, where she served as a member of the Missionary Society, A Mother of the Church, Deaconess, member of the Parent Body Women’s Home Overseas Missionary Society, and a former member of the community choir. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, fishing, traveling, cooking, baking, canning, and driving.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlow James; daughter, Dianne James; parents, Sandy Rue and Charlotte Wilkerson Rue; her brothers, Elijah Rue, Dudley Rue, Clarence Rue and Forte Rue; and sisters, Frances Gray Spires, Caroline McCarthy and Alice Lavora Johnson.

Those left to cherish her life and legacy are three daughters, Frances “Honey” Rue Miller and Sandy (James) Rue-Cook, both of Cleveland, Ohio, and Minola (Dr. William) Rue-Kelly of Silver Springs; one son, Oscar (Katina) McCarty of Atmore; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and host of nieces and nephews.

The Celebration of Life service was held Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m., at Zion Star AME Zion Church with Dr. William Kelly, celebrant, and the Rev. Humphrey Shuford, host pastor. Retirement of her remains was in Stallworth Cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC, directing.