Ruth Ellen Ragland Johnson

- April 24, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ruth-Ellen Elizabeth Ragland-Johnson, a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Daughter, and Friend. Ruth peacefully departed on April 24, 2024, at her home in Louisa, VA. Born June 23, 1948, in Louisa, VA, she was the daughter of the late Esmo B. Ragland and Mary L. Ragland. She was preceded in death by her brother’s Albert Ragland, Raymond Ragland, and Harold Ragland, one sister, Janet Ragland, one nephew Felton Ragland and one sister-in-law Ethel Ragland.

She is survived by four children, Jannelle Ragland, Boris Ragland Sr., Janet. Ragland-Temple (Mervin Sr.) and Simeon Johnson (Maxine). One granddaughter, Alicia Trice. Four grandsons Boris Ragland Jr. (Devora), Devin Ragland, Mervin Temple Jr. (TanaAsia) and Mitchell Temple (Kayondra). Four great-grandchildren Avery Harris, Caleigh King, Kason Temple and Milan Robinson-Temple. Two grand dogs Boodro Johnson, and Austin Ragland. Two brothers Esmo E. Ragland (Geraldine), and Bruce Ragland (Reva), one sister, Myrtle R. Hollins (Jimmy) and two sister in laws Emily Ragland and Maude Ragland. Eight nephews , Three nieces, Nine great nephews and seven great nieces. A special devoted niece Siobhan Ragland. Ruth also had 3 bonus children Robbie, Holly, and, Chapin Faulconer. 1 bonus grandson Trevon Gillison. A host of family and friends. Ruth was not only a mother figure to many but an adored soul, and always fashionable put together and ready to chat about her favorite reality tv shows. She was a devoted mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. Her love and compassion extended to all those who knew her, and she will be remembered for her candor, warm smile and sassy personality. Ruth lived a calm life and was a woman of the lord. She was an extraordinary cook and her homemade dishes were always the talk of the dinner. She also enjoyed reading, art, puzzles and her favorite Western TV Shows.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Gordonsville with visitation Monday evening from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. The interment will be held at Cobham Holiness Church of God.