Excerpt From: Charlotte Observer. Written By: Bruce Henderson.
Ruth Culbertson Samuelson, who entered politics and rose to its top ranks in North Carolina before walking away three years ago, has died at 57.
Forthright and strong in her faith, Samuelson revealed in June that she had ovarian cancer. “I want people to know that God is my good friend,” she said at the time.
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Samuelson died Monday morning and funeral services will be Friday at First Baptist Church, said Ken Poe of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Services. Details have not been finalized.
Samuelson, a Republican, served as a Mecklenburg County commissioner for four years before being elected to the N.C. House in 2006.