Ruth Waters Bond Conger

August 4, 1923 – October 26, 2019

Ruth Waters Bond Conger, age 96, was born in Tarboro, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Lyn Bond, Sr. and Ruth Waters Bond. She was the granddaughter of William M. Bond (Judge) and Laura Griffith Bond and Hyman Tillar Waters and Patti Pruden Waters.

She graduated valedictorian from Tarboro High School in 1940, where she lettered three years in varsity basketball. She then attended St. Mary’s Junior College in Raleigh and graduated from Hollins College of Virginia with a degree in history and political science. She was chosen as “May Queen” by her peers. She then moved to New York City for two years and was employed by National Digest as an editorial assistant. She then accepted a wartime job at Western Electric.

Ruth married Joseph Harold Conger, Jr. in 1947 and moved to Edenton, North Carolina.  They had three children. She was employed by the Chowan County Department of Social Services and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She was also a member of the North Carolina chapter of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She then moved to Charlotte in 1970 and was employed by the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services until her retirement in 1987, whereupon she continued volunteer work at Crisis Assistance and Friendship Trays. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church.

Ruth was preceded in death by brothers, Dr. Edward G. Bond of Edenton, N.C. and Lyn Bond Jr. of Charlotte, NC; son, Joseph H. Conger, III, of Cold Spring, Kentucky. She is survived by daughter, Ruth “Bonnie” Conger; son Lyn Conger and wife, Arlene T. Conger, and grandsons Jacob Lyn Conger and Joshua Bond Conger.

Ruth was kind, generous, and always willing to help anyone in need. She was a voracious reader and participated in many book clubs. Her grandsons, Jacob and Josh, added an extraordinary chapter to her life, and she cherished every moment with them and enjoyed watching them grow to be young men.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Ruth’s life will be held 11:00 AM,  Monday, November 4th, 2019, at  Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC with The Reverend Lisa Saunders officiating.  A private burial will be held prior to the memorial for the family.

The family would like to thank the Carriage Club’s skilled nursing staff and Hospice & Palliative Care of Charlotte for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to KinderMourn, 1320 Harding Place, Charlotte, NC, 28204.

Notes of encouragement or condolences may be left for the family by leaving a comment below.


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Parker Bond Huneycutt

7 months ago

Lyn and Bonnie
Prayers and hugs! No doubt she will be missed by her wonderful children and grandchildren. This is a beautiful picture of Aunt Ruth and an awesome obituary! I learned some new things about her, wow! Love you all and we will see you at the service. Let us know if you need anything!
Love y’all!
Parker and Scott

Raghu Yadavalli

7 months ago

Sorry to hear the news. Conger’s family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Girone

7 months ago

So sorry for your loss. That was a beautiful Obituary. Love and prayers to the Conger family.

Ginna Williams

7 months ago

Bonnie and Lyn. I have had you on my heart the past several days. I know how hard it is to lose a Mother! The obituary was beautiful! I did not know all she did in her life. It was quite impressive!
I know you will miss her so much. Seeing her face brought back many childhood memories.
Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Much Love,
Ginna Williams

Robert Bond

7 months ago

Lyn & Bonnie and family,

We enjoyed seeing everyone today as we paused to celebrate your Mom’s life. It was a beautiful service befitting a special lady. Aunt Ruth was a wonderful person and we have many fond memories of visiting together on Brandon Road or at her home in S.Park. We love you all and our thoughts and prayers are with you during these days. Love you, Robert & Glenda Bond

Billy Campbell

7 months ago



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