Ruth Birch


Mrs. Ruth Ann Birch, 65, of Chincoteague Island, passed away on June 3, 2023, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

She entered this world on July 29, 1957, at Nassawadox. She was the beautiful daughter of the late Gary W. Daisey and Betty Rae Daisey Miller.

She was a member of Union Baptist Church, Esther Bible Class, and Accomack Chapter Eastern Star. Ruth Ann loved to decorate and design flowers and managed the Assateague Inn for the last 15 years. While managing the Assateague Inn, she made many friends that she regarded like family.

Ruth Ann is survived by her mother, Betty Rae Daisey Miller; her two sons, Chris Birch and Josh Birch (Angela); her three grandchildren, Samantha Gilbert, Roman, and Isaac Birch; and her three brothers, Gary Daniel Daisey (Sandy), Matthew Daisey (Sherry), and Mark Daisey (Danielle). She is also survived by two stepsisters, Lisa Cooley and Sharon Kellison; and a stepbrother, Dave Miller (Edwina); uncle, Herbert Lee Daisey (Linda); and several nieces and cousins, special sister-friend, Mel, from California, and her sweet dog, Angel.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gary W. Daisey; and her grandparents, Herbert and Emma Daisey, and Ralph and Ruth Turlington; her special stepfather, Luther Miller, uncles, Delbert “Cigar” Daisey, Bobby Turlington, and Charles Ralph Turlington.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Union Baptist Church, 6365 Church St., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336, or Riverside Shore Hospice, 23379 Commerce Drive, Accomac, VA 23301. Services were entrusted to Salyer Funeral Home, Inc. on Chincoteague Island.

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