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Cherished Mother and beloved friend, Ruth Elizabeth Singleton Wilson went home to be with the Lord Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the age of 87 years. Ruth was born January 12, 1931 to the late Eddie and Catherine Singleton in High Point, NC.


She attended High Point City Schools and graduated from William Penn High School. Soon after graduation she married the love of life, Billy Brooks Wilson, Sr. who preceded her in death.


She was employed for many years for Lawyer Richard Tate. Later in life she attended GTCC and began working in the Health Care profession as a private duty aide, which she enjoyed until retiring in 1998.


She leaves to cherish her memory seven daughters, Shirley (John) Flowers of Durham, NC; Starry (James) Thompson and Shellie (Dnello) Cummings both of Thomasville, NC, Billie (John) Bivens of Winston Salem, NC, Genevieve Wilson of Grayson, GA, Tammy (Tyronne) Tillison of High Point, NC and Gaynell Ellerbe of Kernersville, NC; one daughter-in-law, Jayne McCullough of Greensboro, NC; one sister, Mary Monk of High Point, NC; three brothers, Willie Singleton of New Mexico, March Singleton of High Point, NC and James Singleton of Greensboro, NC; twelve grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; one great-great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, her church family, a body of believers.


Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm. at Upper Room Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and other times at the home of Tyrone and Tammy Tillison, 2720 Alpha Street.


Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.

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  • Saturday, February 24, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018
    My Sincere Condolences to the Wilson Family,you all are in my prayers.
    ~ Angel Wright   High point, NC
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018
    My Sincere Condolences to the Wilson Family,you all are in my prayers.
    ~ Angel Wright   High point, NC
  • Monday, February 26, 2018
    So very sorry to hear of Miss Ruth passing. She was such a beautiful woman with a big heart. We loved her so
    ~ Darlene McCullough Flake   High Point, NC
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    My sincere sympathy in the loss of your grandmother Tina. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
    ~ Kimberly Reinbrecht   Olympia, WA
  • Monday, February 26, 2018
    I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your love one Ruth. The loss of Ruth is a painful experience for your family. So please accept my deepest sympathies. During this most difficult time, our Heavenly Father, Jehovah feels your pain. He offers comfort to your family to remind you that his original purpose for us was never to die but live forever. He gave us his son Jesus who gave his life that when we die there is the hope of the resurrection. Acts 24:15 states, “there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous” and at that time he will remember every detail about Ruth and bring her back. Therefore, draw close to the God of all comfort, Jehovah who will give you the strength and sustain your family at this time of sorrow. (go to for more info)
    ~ Charles Bell   Asheboro, NC
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Heartfelt condolences to Pastor Billie Bivens and Family
    ~ Betty Parnell   High Point, NC
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Billie, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Praying for God's comfort during this difficult time for you and your family.
    ~ Hazel Neal   Greensboro, NC
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your dear loved one. May prayers to the God of all comfort strengthen you. He promises 'I will fortify you. I will really help you. I will really keep fast hold of you with my right hand of righteousness." (Isa 41:10)
    ~ R. Johnson   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, March 01, 2018
    Extending my deepest condolences to the family. Continued prayers for you all.
    ~ Ron McCall   Valdosta, GA