Our Loving Mom, Nannie, Sister and Aunt went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
Funeral services will be held 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Emken Linton Funeral Home in Texas City, Texas. Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Wheelock Cemetery in Flo, Texas. Visitation will be 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City, Texas.
Ruby Fay Smith was born in Hamlin, Texas on April 4, 1929 to Claude and Matilda Mullins. Ruby was one of 5 children. The family eventually relocated to Flo, Texas. Flo is where she met the love of her life, in the 5th grade, George L. Smith. They were married for 64 years until his passing in 2011.
Ruby worked at Candy Cane Nursery for many years and was affectionately known to many as, Ms. Ruby. She later became manager of Texas City High School Snack Bar 16 years, until her retirement. She served as a faithful secretary for the Nazarene church board until she moved back to the country. Ruby and George lived in Buffalo, Texas for 16 years until his illness, enjoying the leisure of country life, raising cattle and just being together.
Mom will be remembered for her love and commitment to her family, always putting others before herself. She will also be remembered for her pies, she baked each of us our own favorite pie at Christmas. She never failed to ask about each grandchild and great grandchild, every time she was with one of her children. She raised her 5 children in church, all were baptized and know the Lord, and her job is done.
She is preceded in death by husband, her parents, siblings, Inez, Kat, Marcus and son in laws, Kenny and Mike.
Survivors include daughters, Paula Smith, Kitty Simpson; sons, Larry Smith, Johnny Smith (Linda), Kerry Smith (Karol), grandchildren, Brian Smith, Josh Smith, Becky Smith, Jennifer Anderson, Jeff Smith, Amberlee Murphree, Andrew Smith, Misty Ward, Chad Smith, Eric Smith, Korey Smith, Lauren Smith, Sara Hubertus, Katie Floeck and Zack Simpson; 24 great grandchildren; sister, Claudene (Charles) and special friends Lee and Maggie, many nieces and nephews.
Mom will forever be in our hearts, always knowing she loved us.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospital or the American Heart Association in her name.
I'm so sorry for your loss, but so happy you all had such a sweet spirited mother, grandmother and friend. I have many visual images of your mother and dad from our family reunions in Flo..they made all that happen for so many years. So glad I know them and know they are happy to be together again. Love and prayers to the whole family!
Pam WardShreveport, LA
Dear Larry, Johnny, Paula, Kitty & Kerry,
My heart goes out to you. No matter how much you think you are ready, it's still a great loss. But raised as Christians, as we all were, we know they are in a better place, next to our Heavenly Father and without any more pain. My prayers are with you all during this time.
Debbie Brizendinesanta Fe, TX
My memories of Ruby are so happy. When we were having our reunion at Flo, Ruby and I were always in the
Kitchen together, most of the time with one or more of her little grands around her. Such a fun time and great
Memories, What a Blessing she will always be to her family. We will meet again, the separation is
temperary. May God hold all of you close. Juanita
Juanita WardShreport, LA
We are so sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed.
Verginia MillsTexas City, TX
So grateful to have had this fine lady in my life. My group of friends stayed on the right path thanks to the efforts of my 'other mamas' Miss Ruby, Loyce, Carmen and Wanda. RIP Miss Ruby.
Donna HollewayChappell Hill, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Ruby was a kind and giving lady, and it was truly a pleasure to know her. She now resides with her husband and loved ones in Heaven, exactly where she should be.
Gary and Roxane SmithRed Rock, TX
My Mother, Bessie Kate Mullens, daughter of John N Mullens, Claud Mullens brother. My mother spoke of Ruby Fay as long as I can remember as a child. Although, we never met her, if she was anything like the other Mullens, she was a fine person. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the family. May she rest in peace! Ron Hewitt
Ron HewittHorseshoe Bay, TX
Kerry and family we are so sorry for your lose of your sweet Mother. Know we are praying for y’all and thinking of y’all now.
James and Ida Barrentine and familyTeague, TX
I have many fond memories of growing up with with all the Smith kids. I loved that our Mom's are together in heaven, probably sitting at a kitchen table laughing and sharing memories. Your Mom was my second Mom. Love you all.
FayeTexas City, TX
Thinking of all who loved, Ruby (Nannie). We send our condolences & love.
- Amy, George, Eva
Amy WarrenSanta Fe, TX
Love you Nanny
Jennifer AndersonDickinson, TX