Ruthie Mae Colter

February 24, 1936 ~ October 9, 2020 (age 84)


Mrs. Ruthie M. Colter was born February 24, 1936 in Orangeburg, South Carolina to the late Willie Jamison and Ruth Minson Jamison. She entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Prisma Health Richland after a brief illness. 

Ruthie received her education in the public school system of Orangeburg, SC. She joined Warren Chapel Baptist Church at the tender age of fifteen. It wasn’t until her later years when she accepted Christ as her personal savior. She served on the Pastoral Aid Committee, Usher Board, Gospel Choir, Woman Auxiliary, Sisterhood Mass Choir and was the founder of the Junior Missionary. 

Ruthie was united in holy matrimony to the late Deacon David Colter on April 14, 1956. To this union six children were born. She loved cooking, baking and loved her family. She loved helping others until her health failed. 

Ruthie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband David; one daughter: Loretta Colter, three sisters: Mamie J. Davis, Thelma Harley and Henrietta J. Kenley; two brothers: Lawrence Jamison and W. C. Jamison; and one adopted daughter: Christal Myers. 

Ruthie leaves to cherish her fond memories four daughters: Cassandra (Robert) Borner and Gail Colter-Jennings both of Irmo, SC, Carolyn Franklin of Orangeburg, SC and Beverly (Calvin) Asberry of Cola, SC; one son: David Colter, Jr. of Orangeburg, SC; ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; one brother: Jessie Jamison; three sisters-in-law: Goldie West, Deaconess Eartha Colter and Martha Jamison; a special sister: Blondell Davis; seven adopted daughters: Minister Jonnie M. Keller, Debra Harley, Patricia Wilson, Cookie Borner, Debra Pelzer, Gladys Johnson and Carol Jefferson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

The service will proceed as follows:

The viewing will be held on Tuesday, October 13,2020 at Glover's Funeral Home at 1:00pm until 7:00pm. 

The service will be held on Wednesday, October 14,2020 at Glover's Funeral Home beginning at 12:00pm. 

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 Service Program


October 13, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Glover's Funeral Home
2562 Charleston Highway
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Funeral Service
October 14, 2020

11:00 AM
Glover's Funeral Home
2562 Charleston Highway
Orangeburg, SC 29115

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