Ruby Nell Shipley, 86, of Gray, TN, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 16, at Life Care Center of Gray.
She was born in Scott County, VA, and had resided in Gray since 1957. Ruby retired from North Electric/ITT. She was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church and had attended Tri Cities Baptist Church.
Ruby loved traveling with her husband, painting in water colors and oils and gardening, sewing and cooking. She was a doting mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, James Frank Shipley Sr.; parents, John S. Murray & Maude Davis Murray; sister, Margaret Cleo Murray; and an infant sister.
Ruby is survived by her daughter, Susan Shipley Leeper, of Gray, and fiancé, Charles-Alexandre Cartron, Phillip David Shipley & wife, Jenny, of Bluffton, SC, James Frank Shipley Jr. and wife, Ruth, of Gray; grandchildren, Amanda Shipley Sullivan, Jacqueline Shipley Miller, Christopher Aaron Leeper, Katie Shipley Brimanson, Matthew Shipley, Hannah Leeper Grayson, Wendy Tomlinson, Brian Poteet; 8 great grandchildren; sisters, Marie Wyatt, Ft. Myers, FL, Lola Peterson, Duffield, VA; and several nieces & nephews.
The family extends a special thanks to Jill Reeder for her loving care of Ruby.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport.
The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Minister Clinton Andrews of Crossroads Christian Church officiating.
Entombment will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Washington County Memory Gardens.
Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave an online condolence for the family.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Ruby Shipley.