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Abbie Copeland Ruddy
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Seacoast Church
    750 Long Point Road
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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“I always remember her sweet face in Walmart. She was a lovely lady and friends to so many lives she touched simply by her smile! I'm sure she's in...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Mary R Clawson - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Robert,Our deepest condolences on your mother's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts during this difficult time.Paulus family ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: John Paulus - Charleston, SC

“Robert, I am very sorry to hear about your mother's passing. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time.Paulus Family ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: A friend

“Mrs. Abbie will be truly missed. Have had the pleasure of knowing her for eight years working for Walmart in Wando Crossing Mount Pleasant. She was...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Andrew Kramer - Mount Pleasant, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss! My love to the entire family. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Jeanne Brollier - Charleston, SC


Abbie C. Ruddy, 88, of Mt. Pleasant, widow of Frank W. Ruddy, Jr. passed away November 4, 2019 after a short illness.

Abbie was born on April 3, 1931 to the late Benjamin and Mary Horton Copeland in Kershaw, SC. After graduating from Kershaw High School, Abbie moved to Charleston and worked at S. C. Electric & Gas Company. She married Frank W. Ruddy, Jr. and lived in Baltimore, MD for a short period. After returning to Mt. Pleasant, Abbie worked at West End and Coburg Dairies for 28 years. She retired from Coburg in 2000 and began working at Walmart as a greeter. She loved her job meeting and greeting customers. Abbie retired from Walmart and made many lasting friendships with customers as well as with associates. She was a member of Seacoast Church.

Abbie is survived by three sons, Keith (Bobie) of Mt. Pleasant; Kenneth (Linda) of Newnan, GA; Robert (Cynthia) of Mt. Pleasant. Abbie was preceded in death by her son Frank W. Ruddy III. She is survived by grandchildren Amy (Oliver) Humphries, Austin (Laura) Ruddy, and Arlyn Ruddy, all of Charleston; Richard (Katie) Ruddy, Santa Barbara, CA; and Taylor and Lauren Ruddy, Mt. Pleasant. Abbie is survived by four great-grandchildren, Sophie Anne Humphries, Eloise Kay Humphries, John Fuller Ruddy, and Presley Ann Ruddy. She is also survived by former daughters-in-law, Barbara Burnet and Jenny Ruddy.

Abbie is survived by a brother Marshall Copeland, Charlotte, NC; sisters-in-law June Ryan, Charleston, and Barbara J. Copeland, Florence; three nephews; two nieces; and a number of cousins including E. C. Hendrix, Charleston. She was preceded in death by her brothers Joe Copeland, Florence, and Charles Copeland, Newnan, GA.

Her funeral service will be held on November 16, 2019 at 2 PM at the J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00-2:00 PM prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Seacoast Church, 750 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 or to a charity of your choice.