Ruby P. Jackson

October 13, 2012

Ruby P. Jackson, 92, of Boonville, entered into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Ashley Manor Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Friday October 19, 2012 at 11 am at St. Matthews AME Church in Boonville. Visitation will be from 10 – 11 am on Friday at the church.

Ruby was born January 1, 1920 the daughter of Rosa Hardiman Coleman and Robert Coleman in Prairie Home, MO. She was united in Marriage to Clifford Jackson December 4, 1943 and he preceded her in death October 9, 1988.

Ruby joined Bethel AME Church in Speed, MO in March of  1943, over the years she held  and served  on the following  while a member:  Steward, District Steward, Missionary Society, Secretary of Choir, Treasurer of the choir, Church Treasurer, & Sunday School Superintendent, Ruby was consecrated  a Deaconess  of the  African Methodist Church   at the Annual Conference  in 1998.

As Bethel AME Church’s membership declined they consolidated with St. Matthew AME Church in Boonville, MO.  She continued to be a faithful member at St Matthew serving as Steward, Treasurer of the Lay Organization, Treasurer of Steward Board and member of the Frances Patterson Missionary Society. Ruby was a charter member of the Teach and Sew Club.

Ruby leaves to cherish her memory two daughters Etta Mae Webb (George) of Kansas City, MO, Estelle May of Boonville, MO, three sons  Orlando Coleman of Kansas City, MO, Melvin Butler (Charlotte) of Boonville, MO, Marvin Butler (Samantha) of Kansas City, MO, Fourteen Granddaughters: Ninette Campbell, Melodia Whitmore, Kathy May, Mercedes Jackson, Yolando Coleman, Nikki Butler, Samone Butler, Concella Perdomo, Iris Davis, Sonya Butler, Sonja Beacon, Jennifer Mayo, Anita Davis, and Marshaun Butler. Ten Grandsons: Thomas May, Melvin Butler, Marvin E. Butler, Marlon Butler, Freddie Butler, Vernon Jackson, Carlton Jackson, Charles Jackson, Clifford Jackson, and Gordon Jackson. She also leaves a host of great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, both parents, four brothers, and two sisters.

Ruby will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


13 Responses to “Ruby P. Jackson”

  1. Perry-Lewis Family 2012 on October 14th, 2012 1:52 pm

    To the family of Mother Ruby Jackson: We are saddened to learn of the passing of Mother Jackson and are praying God will give you the strength you need at this hour.

    Mr. George Perry

  2. MR & MRS FRANK BRUCE on October 15th, 2012 12:14 am

    To The Jackson family

    God has called another angel home to brighten his Angel Choir she was a lovely and sweet woman of God. look to the hills from which cometh your help, your HELP COMETH FROM THE LORD.
    may you find comfort in knowing we love you and will keep you in our prayers.GOD BLESS.YOU


  3. Pam Taylor on October 15th, 2012 1:57 am

    To The Jackson Family

    You have my heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Mother Ruby Jackson. She will truly be missed. She had such a sweet, sweet spirit. I will miss seeing her on Sunday morning sitting in her spot at St. Matthews. She truly loved God and her Church and everybody. I never ever heard her say a cross word about anybody. I loved her dearly. She was a fine example of Christian. I pray that you will find comfort, knowing she is with God, singing his praises all the day. She is resting now, in God’s loving arms.

    Pam Taylor and Family

  4. Barb Hester on October 15th, 2012 1:54 pm

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Mother Ruby Jackson. She was a very sweet person. She loved her church and God. Always willing to do what she could to help out. She will be missed by all. God Bless the Family.

    Barb Hester & Family

  5. Sharon May on October 15th, 2012 1:58 pm

    To the entire family of Mother Rub,I am so sorry for your loss! Like others have mentioned, my foundest memories where the speed basket dinners and my introduction to brown sugar pies and many other great dishes! She loved God and we know she is in heaven where there is no more sorrow or pain. She will be truely missed! I will pray that the Holy Spirit covers the family with a feeling of comfort and peace !!

  6. Kathleen Wright on October 15th, 2012 5:46 pm

    Please accept our condolences for your great loss. God bless your family.

    Kenneth and Kathleen Mckee/Wright

  7. Sherry Y Chapman/Ranika L Jenkins & Family on October 16th, 2012 12:31 am

    Our family extends our deepest heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Mrs. Ruby. I remember her friendly smile and hugs many years ago. May God Bless you all in your time of sorrow.

  8. Marquita Adams on October 16th, 2012 1:35 am

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Mrs. Ruby Jackson, she was always a sweet person with a great smile,I have fond memories of Mrs. Ruby and Mr. Clifford. They are both in the loving arms of Jesus Christ.

  9. Helen Fisher on October 16th, 2012 3:58 am

    To the family of Mrs. Ruby you have my deepest sympathy in your hour of sorrow .she was a sweet pleasant person ,worked with her&Mr. clifford at the Heel Factory ate lunch with them everyday. may you find comfort in knowing she`s withJesus and nomore suffering. Helen Fisher

  10. Alice Jackson on October 16th, 2012 1:52 pm

    To Mrs. Ruby Jackson’s Family, I am sorry to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all. She is now at the side of her Heavenly Father
    and really enjoying herself. You are in my prayers. Alice Jackson

  11. Patti Jackson on October 17th, 2012 11:43 am

    To the family of Mrs Ruby I am sending my deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow. All of you are in my prayers.

    Patti Jackson & Family

  12. Betty J Starks on October 20th, 2012 3:13 am

    To the family of cousin Ruby, You have my deepest Sympathy. To all of family I know she will be missed, the last of speed, she will be missed by all You are in my prayers.

    Betty (Wright) Starks

  13. Charles and Judy (Drew) Watkins on October 25th, 2012 9:02 pm

    Dear family,
    It is with great sadness hearing of Ms. Ruby’s passing. It was always a joy seeing her and discussing our favorite SOAP OPERA, Days of Our Lives. Ms. Ruby will be missed by all of us who she touched.
    Warmest Regards,
    Judy Drew Watkins

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