Charlotte, North Carolina , United States
|| November 04, 1959
|Died||January 23, 2017
Jan 23, 2017 04:49pm
|Info||Ruth Samuelson considers herself a native Charlottean, though like many of Mecklenburg's residents, she moved here from somewhere else. Born in Charleston in 1959, Ruth's parents brought her to Charlotte at the age of 2 and her life here created her passionate concern for our community's future. |
Ruth’s earliest memories are of Charlotte. She vividly remembers her Daddy carrying her through the doors of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. It is fitting that Ruth’s earliest memory involves church, as her faith and church life define Ruth and her beliefs.
Ruth knows first hand the power faith can have in changing lives. That is one reason she fights to strengthen faith-based services. Today Ruth and her family belong to Uptown Church, where she volunteers as a Sunday School teacher, vocalist and Mercy Team member.