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Annie Ruth Wasden
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Obituary for Annie Ruth Wasden

Annie Ruth Lee Wasden, 80, of Escatawpa, MS, passed away at her home with loving family by her side on Sunday, November 5, 2017. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she dedicated her life to her family. Anyone who knew or met her could see the love and faith she had for her Savior and could not walk away without being touched by the love she poured out on others.

She was born October 5, 1937 in Mobile, AL. She was an active member of Abundant Grace Church where she was known as Momma Ruth. Her favorite past times were loving and spoiling her family in a way that everyone believed they were her favorite.

Mrs. Wasden was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Nathan M. Wasden; a son, Michael Wasden, parents, Merrill W. Lee and Janie Bell Biggs Lee; and siblings, Carl Lee and Shirley Payne.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, John and Nadine Welsford and Carl and Belinda Evans; sons and daughter-in-law, Richard Wasden and David and Angela Wasden; grandchildren, Sigrid Wasden, Megan and James Taylor, Kendall Odom, Jennifer and Jamie Carr, Katelyn Wasden, Daniel and Casie Evans, Andrew Evans, Jeremy Evans, Jacob Wasden, Ally Wasden, and Sean Wasden; great-grandchildren, Lillie, Makayla, Everly, Wesley, Gavin, Garrett, Camden, Aralyn, and Iver; sisters-in-law, Mary Lee and Inez Wasden; as well as a host of beloved nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Moss Point/Escatawpa, MS. Funeral service will be Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Heritage Funeral Home at 12 p.m. with Brother Cecil Hinton and Darren McNeese officiating. Mrs. Wasden’s family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow at Serene Memorial Gardens in Moss Point, MS with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Mrs. Wasden’s family would like to give special thanks to Hospice of Light and her two granddaughters, Sigrid Wasden and Casie Evans, for the special care and love they gave during her last days.

Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements. You may view and sign the online register book for Annie Ruth Wasden at

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562
Moss Point, MS 39562





12:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562
Moss Point, MS 39562

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Serene Memorial Gardens

12800 HWY 613
Moss Point, Mississippi 39562


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