Dorothy

August 27, 1940 ~ June 1, 2020

Born in: Mobile, AL
Resided in: Los Angeles, CA

Dorothy Ruffin age 79 was a native of Mobile, Alabama and a 58 year resident of Los Angeles, California.  She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Earl Ruffin, mother Lillie Bell Robbins and father Judge Chambers.  Dorothy was united in Holy Matrimony to Robert Earl Ruffin of Mobile, Alabama in 1963. They then moved to Los Angeles where they raised four children.  Dorothy was employed in food service for several years and served as a certified Nurse Assistant, prior to beginning a 25 year career in the Los Angeles Unified School District as an Educational Aide and a Special Education Assistant.  She was a member of Greater Holy Light Missionary Baptist Church and later a member of Greater St John Missionary Baptist Church where she  served faithfully throughout the years as an ordained Minister, a Sunday School Superintendent, Mother’s Board President, and in various other church leadership positions leading others to Christ. She is survived by two devoted daughters Veronica Aretha Ruffin and Danita Rene Ruffin; two devoted sons Don Ameche (Arlene) Ruffin and Leo Demiro Ruffin. A devoted sister Willie Mae Collins and a devoted brother Lewis Lee (Delores) Robbins.  Two devoted sister-in-laws Pauline (John) Rudolph, and Gladys Davis.  Cherished nieces and nephews, Myrtice (Eric) Agee, Myra Rudolph, Aeriel Walley, Angela Davis, Melanie (Alton) Hardy, Janine (Chris) Wilson, John Rudolph and Paul Martel Ruffin and a host of loving grandchildren, family and friends.

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  1. candle 7Thank you mom for all the Love and Compassion you gave us all over the years. You have been a blessing to so many over the years. Great was your faithfulness to living a life that was honorable and pleasing to God. Love Don and Arlene Ruffin

  2. I consider myself a son. Dorothy open up the doors of her home as if I was her very own I affectionately call her my California mother. I will be eternally grateful for the love that you showed me . Forever love Darryl.

  3. candle 7I will remember your beautiful smile, your awesome cooking, and the loving and kind person you were. Love, Kelli

  4. candle 7Ms. Dorothy,
    I will remember you bubbly personality, great cooking :), beautiful smile, and most of all your kindness. Love, Kelli

  5. candle 1Maw, or Evangelist as I called you, I am truly going to miss
    having you here. Your conditional Love for Me and my Kids was definitely unlimited.
    For I, enjoyed being able to call you and say ” Maw you busy, what you doing,”, and course the response was always something funny that you would say in your southern dialect. ” No ain’t doing nothin but Watchin Lakers,” You was my favorite passenger Maw, that I enjoyed having to pick up, and ride with me and the kids. I am going to continue to smile as if you were sitting in the passenger seat and listening to those gospel songs that you and I enjoyed, on our way to our destination.
    Thank you for sharing your spiritual guidance that help me get through those days of unbearable struggles. The knowledge of patience and peace. Although, it was not easy to remain calm, I thank you for sharing those words of wisdom and kindness, and I understand the rewards it brings. You were never to busy to listen. The traditions ,yard work, Praying the New Year in, and sending the kids off to school with a positive attitude, these traditions you passed on to me, are being utilized and instilled into my children to carry into the next generation.
    As I have always said to you, “Have a Bless Day Maw”
    Love you So Much Maw
    Rene, Elgin, Exavier, Essence and Greatgrand Son Carter

  6. candle 1Maw, or Evangelist as I called you, I am truly going to miss
    having you here. Your conditional Love for Me and my Kids was definitely unlimited.
    For I, enjoyed being able to call you and say ” Maw you busy, what you doing,”, and course the response was always something funny that you would say in your southern dialect. ” No ain’t doing nothin but Watchin Lakers,” You was my favorite passenger Maw, that I enjoyed having to pick up, and ride with me and the kids. I am going to continue to smile as if you were sitting in the passenger seat and listening to those gospel songs that you and I enjoyed,on our way to our destination.
    Thank you for sharing your spiritual guidance that help me get through those days of unbearable struggles. The knowledge of patience and peace. Although, it was not easy to remain calm, I thank you for sharing those words of wisdom and kindness, and I understand the rewards it brings. You were never to busy to listen. The traditions ,yard work, Praying the New Year, and sending the kids off to school with a positive attitude, these traditions you passed on to me, are being utilized and instilled into my children to carry into the next generation.
    As I have always said to you, “Have a Bless Day Maw”
    Love you so Much Maw
    Rene, Elgin, Exavier, Essence and Great-Grandson Carter

  7. candle 7Grateful to have shared 20 years of Ministry with a God sent Mother, Grandmother, Teacher, Friend, Evangelist for Jesus, and the most exciting Mistress of Ceremonies for any event, large or small. Praise God All Mighty for His Plan of Salvation and transition through this dark death experience. But in a twinkling of an eye, we shall all be changed form mortal to immortality. Hallelujah! Pastor Sorrells

  8. candle 8We will miss everything about this Women of God. Her Humor, her smile, sharing our August Birthday together, and her forward preaching, common sense, remarkable patience, and strong faith. Her Mother Wit and entreating spirit for the young Women to approach, and could read (a book) people quickly, truly a Woman of God who tried the sprit by the spirit, and never told all that she knew. But gave you all of Jesus. I will miss all of it and more……….
    Elect Lady Patricia Sorrells
    Greater Holy St. John, MBC

  9. candle 7Missionary Evangelist you will truly be missed but not forgotten, your memories, teachings and kind words of wisdom will continue to live in me and so many others. Your light of God shined bright and will continue to shine in my heart from all your teachings.
    Love You
    Sister Loretta Darden

    • Evangelist Ruffin, my heart hurts, but I know where you are. I am blessed to have know you. Forever grateful for your presence in our lives. MalindaSmith-King

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