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.