Ruth Elizabeth Brickhouse

Published 8:09 pm Friday, September 18, 2015

SUFFOLK — Ruth Elizabeth Brickhouse, 79, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, after a lengthy illness.  Born in Hertford, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Dorothy J. Copeland Goodwin. She had been a Suffolk resident since 1960. In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Brickhouse Sr. a son, Ronnie Hurley, and a brother, S. Ray Goodwin.

A devoted, wonderful and beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Ruth will be sorely missed by her family. She is survived by her two sons Bobby Hurley and wife, Debbie, and Leslie Brickhouse, Jr. and wife, Kimberly; three grandchildren, Jenni Hurley Gray (Alex), Robert Shane Hurley and Laura Hurley Spivey (Josh); two great-grandchildren, Brody Utter and Kali Gray; and a sister Janice Adams.

Ruth will be remembered for her many years as hostess at the Holland House, and later Sammy and Nicks Steakhouse.  She was also a meat department clerk at Farm Fresh for a number of years.

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A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Memorial Park.  

The family suggests memorial contributions to FOD Support Group, PO Box 54 Okemos, MI 48805-0054

Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, Carrollton, and all of Isle of Wight and the surrounding communities.  Family and friends are encouraged to share condolences and remembrances at