Norma Ruth Gosnell McGee

Wednesday, February 22, 1939 - Wednesday, January 5, 2022

A Beloved Lady

Photo of Norma Ruth Gosnell McGee  - 1939-2022

Canton – Norma “Ruth” Gosnell McGee, 82, entered her Heavenly home on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Autumn Care of Waynesville.

Ruth was a native of Haywood County and a daughter of the late Alfred Lawson Gosnell and Leona Ford Gosnell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Hilliard McGee; daughter Cathy Baird; and granddaughter Revonda Trull.

She  had previously worked at Ann Davis Rest Home as a caretaker and at B&R Stockyard as a talented and wonderful cook. Ruth loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was a faithful charter member of Rescue Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, and countless others considered and thought of Ruth as a second mother.  She adored her family, friends and spending time with them and also her special pets. Ruth cherished and enjoyed children and she will be remembered for always giving them special gifts. She was a creative crafter and painter and also enjoyed music and reading. Attending church and worshipping the Lord was truly an important part of her life. Ruth was loved by everyone blessed to know her and she shall be deeply missed each and every day.

She is survived by her three sons Zeb McGee (Danielle), Tracy McGee (Christy) and Stacy McGee (Lilly), all of Canton, NC; sister Joann Stamey; three grandchildren Charity, Chris and Natalie; six great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

 To honor Ruth’s request, no formal services are being held at this time and a memorial service will be planned later in April with a remembrance scattering of Hilliard and Ruth’s ashes. In lieu of flowers, it was Ruth’s wish that memorials be made to Rescue Baptist Church, 27 Beaverdam Street, Canton, NC 28716.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the McGee family. 


Condolences from family and friends

We are going to miss our Sweetheart, we loved her l and she was a blessing to us God truly got another angel. Love the family.
Mark Towers and Doris
I am so glad I had a chance to know Mrs. Ruth. She was a very special lady and will be missed. Thinking of you and your family during this time.
Matt Guffey
so sorry for your loss, Ruth has been in our family for years a lot of good meorys were made with her at get to gethers ,reunions , and family times she will really be missed by all of us , may she rest in peace love you all and praying for all of you
dorothy justice
Zeb sorry for the loss of your Mother.. Our Love and Prayers are with all of you..
Ruby Crumpler and Terry Crumpler
Zeb, Danielle and family So very sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you during these difficult times.
Hazel & Bob
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Pisgah High Class of 1975
Zeb I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family.
John Parris
Zeb, Stacy and Tracy, Your mother was a wonderful person always so full of life and laughter. I recall the very first time I met her with Cathy. We were all going to the movies and she asked me to please keep an eye on her because of her diabetes and gave me the phone # at home saying keep this and call anytime. She always loved all her children and was so proud to talk about all of you anytime I spoke with her. What a sweet reunion she must have had when they joined each other once more. We can all look forward to the day of joining and rejoicing with them. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this painful time of loss. I wish I could say the days will get easier but I know I still miss my Dad. I pray God will bless you and comfort your broken hearts Much Love Dawn
Dawn Worley Hyatt