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Ruby Jean Williams

January 6, 1934 — December 14, 2020

Ruby Jean Williams, 86, passed away Monday, December 14, 2020 at her home after a lengthy illness. A native of Union County and lifelong resident, she was born January 6, 1934, the daughter of Herman David and Lula Maybell Browning, the youngest of ten children. Ruby worked 30 years for Brookwood Furniture Manufacturing and after her retirement she continued to stay busy, working in many capacities including the Highway Patrol and the Three Rivers Meals on Wheels. Ruby Jean was an avid fan of Ole Miss sports, especially basketball since she played herself during high school. She was also known to root for the Atlanta Braves. Ruby was a member of Bethany Primitive Baptist Church. She was married to David Ray Williams 49 years before he preceded her in death December 23, 2008.
Ruby Jean leaves behind her three children, Lisa Sullivan (Jason) of Amory, Jeannie Hill (Wilbur) of New Albany, and Terry Williams (Karen) of Mooreville; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her caregiver, Opal Jones.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; nine siblings; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020 at W.E. Pegues, Tupelo. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Jefferson Street Chapel with Rev. Roger Browning and Rev. David Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Martin Cemetery in New Albany. The service will be live streamed and recorded for those unable to attend.
Pallbearers will Jakob Hill, Matt Sullivan, Alex Sullivan, Isaac Williams, Robbie McGarrah, Danny Clayton, David Wilhite, and Barry Wilhite.
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