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Cordelia Byrd Ruffin Austin
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1904
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 2007
Charlottesville
Charlottesville City
Virginia, USA

Monday, Mar. 5, 2007
The Virginian-Pilot

Cordelia Ruffin Austin died peacefully Feb. 26, 2007, one day after her 103rd birthday. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren gathered at The Laurels of Charlottesville on Feb. 24, 2007, to celebrate her long life. Cordelia Austin was an artist who appreciated beauty in all its manifestations, paintings, furniture, nature, people. She loved music and could recite reams of poetry. Up until the end, she was mentally sharp and enjoyed visits and board games with family and friends. Mrs. Austin was the last survivor of the six children of Edmund S. Ruffin and Cordelia Byrd Ruffin formerly of Norfolk.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to Hospice of the Piedmont, Suite 200, 2200 Old Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903. The family wishes to express its deepest appreciation for all the loving care given to Mrs. Austin at The Laurels of Charlottesville in the last years of her life. A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2007, at 4 p.m. at the Cedar Grove Cemetery on Princess Anne Road in Norfolk. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edmund Sumter Ruffin (1861 - 1949)
  Cordelia Willing Byrd Ruffin (1868 - 1963)
 
 Siblings:
  Edmund Sumter Ruffin (1896 - 1975)*
  Jane Byrd Ruffin Henry (1897 - 1991)*
  Richard Willing Byrd Ruffin (1898 - 1983)*
  Cordelia Byrd Ruffin Austin (1904 - 2007)
  Robert DeJarnette Ruffin (1908 - 1991)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: RF
Originally Created by: Gare Kunert Allen
Record added: Mar 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18257070
Cordelia Byrd <i>Ruffin</i> Austin
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Cordelia Byrd <i>Ruffin</i> Austin
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Cordelia Byrd <i>Ruffin</i> Austin
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- RF
 Added: Sep. 23, 2010

- Priscilla Gaskins
 Added: Mar. 7, 2007
Everyone should have flowers.
- Gare Kunert Allen
 Added: Mar. 5, 2007
 
 
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