Ruth Hiob Sissom
Ruth Hiob Sissom, 92, entered into our Lord’s embrace on August 15, 2016, at home in Port Deposit, Maryland with family by her side.
She was born November 9, 1923 in Baltimore City, Maryland to the late Charles G. Hiob Sr. and Bertha Kreafle Hiob. Ruth, as a young woman attended Eastern High School and Strayer Business School. She then relocated to Aberdeen, where she would later meet and marry Billy D. Sissom Sr., a dashing young Second Lieutenant from Texas, stationed at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
Ruth was a devoted mother and wife, raising their two children, Billy Jr. and Janis Kay. She was known to be a nurturing authority figure to scores of her children’s friends that made the Sissom residence a second home and was fondly referred to as “Sugarbabe.”