|Birth: ||Apr. 13, 1941|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 2012|
Lilly Ruth Huckleberry went home to be with the Lord on October 9, 2012. Ruth was born on April 13, 1941 and raised in Chiefland Florida. Known as Lilly, Ruth, Mama, Granma, Nana, Aunt and Friend, she'll be missed by all. She attended Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina. Ruth moved to Texas and began working at the US Post Office. During that time, she met Donald Wallace Huckleberry, the love of her life. They were married on October 24, 1964. Ruth and Don raised two daughters and a granddaughter in a house filled with laughter and love and more laughter. In 1975, Ruth began her lifelong calling as a school teacher. During 35 years as a school teacher, at several schools including Temple Oaks Baptist School, Inwood Baptist School and Central Christian Academy. Ruth touched the lives of hundreds of young children who learned to read and to love Jesus from "Mrs. Huckleberry".
She is survived by: Husband of 48 years: Don Huckleberry. Daughters: Donna Ruth Huckleberry and Lisa Carol Owen & Husband Steve. Sister: Daisy Holley.
Sister-In-Law: Mona McDonald, Lavonia Luke.
Granddaughters: Hayley Huckleberry, Sydney Owen.
Great-Granddaughter: Lilly Bee Valeck.
Nieces: Liane Pena, Charlena Holley, Evelynn Starr, Tonya Tibbetts, Janet Eason, Julie Pyle.
Nephews: Gerry Holley, Gary McDonald, Russell McDonald, Donnie McDonald and Kenny McDonald.
Numerous Spouses; Great-Nephews and Great Nieces.
Preceded in Death by: Parents: John David Luke and Nellie Lynn Luke. Siblings: Mary Starr, Eli (Buddy) Luke, George Luke, Paul Luke, John David Luke and Beloved Brother-in-Law, Leon (Tooter) McDonald.
Services were held at Westway Baptist Church in Houston, Texas on Tuesday October 16, 2012. Rev. Scott Jacobs Officiating.
Interment at Houston National Cemetery-Houston, Texas
Houston National Cemetery
Plot: Section U1, Site 1135
Maintained by: Sonya Holley
Originally Created by: Jan Baughman
Record added: Oct 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98986380
Aunt Liddy, You will be so missed. I love you and even though my heart is breaking, I know that you are at peace and walking with Jesus|
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