Celebrating the life of

Teresa F. Ruiz

April 11, 1939 - September 18, 2020

Teresa F. Ruiz

Teresa Fernandez Ruiz, 81, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020 at Hospice House.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Joseph Manuel Ruiz and her parents, Alvaro and Rita Fernandez.

She was a longtime communicant of St. James The Less Catholic Church, and retired from the Department of Labor as an Investigator.   She was a member of the Latin American Club. She enjoyed her crafts, gradening, and friends at the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are her children, Anita Conway (Cary), Rosalie Ruiz-Grotto (Billy), Angie Ruiz, Joey Ruiz, and grandchildren, Trey Kerr (Kori), Michael Kerr (Maria), Rebekah Kerr, William Grotto, Daniel Grotto, Christianna Ruiz, and two great-granddaughters, Keyli Kerr and Julia Kerr.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2020 with the Rosary Service at 5:00 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 25, 2020 at St. James Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the Catholic Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to Hospice Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416. 

Social distancing and the wearing of masks is required for the safety of everyone attending.



My thoughts and prayers are with Joey, Anita, Rosalee, Angie and their families during these sad times.

- Doug Burford, TYBEE ISLAND, GA

May the love and mercy or our Lord be bestowed upon the family during this most difficult time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. CAPT Gerald & Delores Fleming, USCG (ret) Savannah, GA

- Gerald P Fleming, Savannah, GA

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- john mell, savannah, GA

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- john mell, savannah, GA

My prayers for the whole family for God's Peace and Grace. Love Aunt Carol

- Carol Giles, Savannah, Ga.

With deepest sympathy and prayers Jimmy and Connie Deal

- Deal Family, Savannah, Georgia

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- Richard, Ann Lutz and Family, Savannah , Georgia

Joey, Rosalie, Anita, and Angie, We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

- Patrick and Michelle Mahany, Houston, TX

I was saddened to hear about Teresa’s passing. We worked together many many years at the Labor Department. She was a friend and although I hadn’t seen her in years, she popped up in my mind last week and I wondered how she was. Anita, Rosalie and family, my deepest condolences and may her memory be eternal. ❤️

- Crystal Anestos Nelson, Palm Coast , Fl

My prayers are with your family. May the Lord surround you all with His comfort and peace.

- Reed Connerat, Owasso, Oklahoma

Joey, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family. God be with you. She will always be with you.

- Martha Campbell, Savannah, GA

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"Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.” Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

- Liz & Dan Eshenbaugh , SAVANNAH, GA

Just wanted to say how sorry I am for the passing of your loved one. Cherish the good memories. Grandchildren have special bonds with their grandparents. Love and peace to all of you. You are in my prayers.

- Pam Morris, Savannah, GA

Anita, Rosalie, Angie and Joey, we are very saddened for Teresa's passing. She was always a friend to us and she will be missed. Our heartfelt sympathy to you all. May God bless you.

- Tommy and Beverly Hansen, Savannah, Georgia

My prayers are with Teresa’s children and grandchildren.

- Gregory Crawford , Savannah, Georgia

Condolences on the death of your Mother. Teresa and Joe were long time friends. May they rest in peace!

- Mike and Bernadette Winters, Savannah, GA

Our prayers are with all of you at this time. May she Rest In Peace. Lots of love.

- Garrett Family, Pennsylvania

Prays and thoughts are with Mr Ruiz and family. Mrs Ruiz was a wonderful lady.

- Al & Margie Hotard , Savannah, GA

Joey im so sorry to hear of your mom's passing she will be dearly missed and im so glad had the pleasure of knowing her and our talks we would have at 5588,She was the most loving and caring lady i ever met RIP Mrs Ruiz Fly High And watch over all of us,God Bless you and your family

- Christina Edgerly, Tybee Island, Ga

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- Edgerly/Pitts Family, Tybee Island, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Burial
  • on Fri, September 25, 2020
  • Catholic Cemetery
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