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March 26, 2021


Ruth Neal Platter

February 08, 1931 - March 20, 2021

“I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept my Faith” 2 Timothy 4:7

Ruth Neal Platter, age 90 passed asway peacefully, Saturday morning March 20, 2021. She spent her last day laughing and enjoying her time with family.  Ruth was beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great-grandmother, aunt and friend.

Ruth was born on February 8, 1931 in Sumrall, MS. In her early years she lived in Boston, Mass.  She later relocated to Bogalusa, LA where she became a faithful member of the First Church of God in Christ.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Ruth would often talk long hours with close friends and family.  She enjoyed watching her spirituals and occasionally football, especially the New Orleans Saints.

Ruth was preceded by her son, Jeffery Meekins; her mother, Hattie Mask Johnson (Lee), father Otis Johnson and step-mother Annie Johnson; her three sisters, Burtile Johnson, Lucille Samuels, and Dorothy Upshaw; and two brothers Aaron Johnson and Willie Johnson.

She leaves to cherish her love and memories three children, Llyod Meekins, Brenda Meekins, and Paulette Coleman (Meekins); two sisters Ketta Levy (Johnson), Vita Johnson; and four brothers James Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Hardy Johnson, and Charles Johnson; along with her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren.

As years passed and times changed, one may find comfort in knowing no matter how long you may stay away, you can always count on finding Ruth in her cozy chair in the kitchen.

Ruth will be remembered for her wittiness and candor.  She had unconditional love in her heart and was loved among many.  She will be truly missed.   

A Drive Through Viewing will be on March 28, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana. The Funeral Service will be on March 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home.

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