Ruth Ann Justice, 74

Ruth Ann Justice, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Ocean View, Del., on Jan. 26, 1943, daughter of the late Raymond H. Hitchens and Lillian (Moore) Hitchens Gray.

Justice was a homemaker and was a deeply devoted mother, daughter, grandmother and sister. She loved to bowl and was a member of several bowling leagues throughout the years. She also enjoyed going out to eat, reading and, in her younger years, crabbing and fishing.

In addition to her father, Justice was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney Justice, in 1993 and a stepfather, W. Elmond Gray Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Terri Smith and her husband, Kevin, of Millsboro, Del.; her mother, Lillian Gray of Millsboro; two grandchildren, David Smith, and Stephen Smith and his companion, Caci Barron, all of Millsboro; a sister, Deanna McCabe and her husband, Darryl, of Lewes; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street, Frankford, Del., where friends and family may call after 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Millsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Millville Volunteer Fire Company; P.O. Box 64; Millville, DE 19967. Condolences may be sent online at