According to a post on the Alan Jackson official Facebook page, Ruth passed away peacefully in her home on January 7, 2017 - she was 86 years old. Ruth is survived by her five children, twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren!
Alan's father Eugene passed away in 2000, so now Ruth will be reunited with her beloved husband in Heaven. From all accounts, it's clear Ruth lived is full and happy life with her large family and cherished husband.
Throughout her time on Earth, Alan's mother was a huge influence on his music career!
Ruth even inspired his album Precious Memories! It was her love for gospel music that gave Alan the idea to produce the religious record in the first place. Sure enough, the album was an enormous success and he sold nearly 2 million copies!