On the wonderful day of January 12, 1925, a precious baby girl, Ruth Mae Waters, was born to the late Elsie Parker and Leon Waters. Raised on Lowber St. in West Philadelphia with, thirteen other siblings, her father nicknamed her “baby Ruth.”Ruth graduated from high school in Philadelphia and then worked various jobs, including at Elite’s Pleating Company, where she worked with her sisters and daughters for many years.
After her first marriage, she met and married the late Francis Williams, and together they raised six beautiful children, the late William Thomas, the late Ruth Benjamin, the late Frank Williams, as well as Francis Williams, Francine Womack, and Tina Williams. Ruth is also survived by brother, Walt Waters, sister Edith Brown, sister Viola Benjamin, sister Barbara Wilkins, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Ruth was an active member of her neighborhood and community. She served as block captain for many years, ran a free lunch program and worked as a trainer with The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium, helping therapists and other professionals better understand how to serve the LGBT community. She was always willing to offer her support to anyone in need, and opened her home to many family and friends over the years. She will be remembered for her kindness, love, sense of humor, and as a mother to many.
This New Antibody Could Kill 98% of HIV Strains!
Transformation Group Every Tuesday 3-5 pm.
HIV Testing and Linkage to Care (TALC) Training
112 N. Broad Street, JFK Building, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Please note: The AACO Regional HIV/AIDS Prevention Network Training and certification Program is a pre-requisite for the HIV TALC Training. Contact AACO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants should have successfully completed this training before registering for the HIV TALC Training at TPAC.
Mr. Yoshiaki Yamasaki, M.S. Ed., Executive Director of The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium (TPAC) d.b.a. World Health Care Infrastructures (WHCI) d.b.a.
Registration Fees: NASW Members: $ 240_ NASW Non-Members $ 250_ No CE required: $225__
For registration and additional information, please contact:
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TPAC, 112 N. Broad Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
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