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 Ruby Virginia <I>Walker</I> Gaines

Ruby Virginia Walker Gaines

Travelers Rest, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Death 26 Oct 2012 (aged 84)
Plano, Collin County, Texas, USA
Burial Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 100027992 · View Source
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Abilene, Tx. - Ruby Virginia (Walker) Gaines, 84, passed away Friday, October 26, 2012, in Plano, TX. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Baker Heights Church of Christ with burial to follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Ruby was a member of Baker Heights Church of Christ in Abilene since April 4, 2004.

Ruby was born February 26, 1928 to Bertha Louise and Clay Andrew Walker of Travelers Rest, South Carolina. She was one of nine children who have all preceded her in death along with her husband, Joseph Frank Gaines, Sr., USAF, Ret.

Ruby and Frank had six children; Ann (Joe) Estelle of Waco, Sheila (Larry) Smith of Abilene, Lavern Gaines of Hutto, Joseph F. Gaines, Jr. of Waco, Valerie Gaines of Jacksonville, FL, and Darrell (Michele) Gaines of Little Elm. She was the grandmother of 16, and many great, and great-great-grandchildren, along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Ruby was an exceptional wife and mother and raised six children while serving as a military wife. Moving every three years with children was not easy but she mastered the task and never missed a beat. She spent her life raising her children to be loving, trustful, and honorable people. Ruby instilled drive and independence and was always surprised and a little scared when we used these lessons to do multiple things, but yet very proud.

Our mother was a courageous and strong woman and had a strong belief in God. We know she has been rewarded by being accepted into the Kingdom of Heaven and we, her children continue to have a Guardian Angel protecting us as she always has.

Rest in peace Mama, your legacy will live on through the love and teachings we share with our children. Until we meet again.

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Published in Abilene Reporter News Nov. 2, 2012

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