Jim’s Aunt Ruby died yesterday in Virginia. We are so grateful that he got to spend some wonderful quality time with her when we were there in October.
I met Aunt Ruby over 30 years ago. My most precious memory of her is her in the kitchen making us biscuits and gravy for breakfast. Aunt Ruby was one of the best cooks ever – right up there with my Mom. And she never used a recipe. It was always a pinch of this, a handfuof that and maybe a pinch here or there. I am not a biscuit fan but hers were melt in your mouth wonderful. And I never did figure out what she did to her sausage gravy that made it soooo good. She so enjoyed cooking and even after she moved into a senior living facility she still cooked for an older gentlemen who lived down the hall from her.
We love you Aunt Ruby. You will be missed until we can all be together again.
Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, R. H. “Hoochie” Waggoner, Jr; son, R. H. “Buzz” Waggoner, III; son-in-law, L. E. Sweeney, Jr. and is survived by her daughter, Sandra W. Sweeney; daughter-in-law, Linda S. Waggoner; six grandchildren, Jeffrey A. Sweeney, Les H. Sweeney and friends, Tammy and Kyle Peters, Douglas E. Sweeney and wife, Angela, Richard H. Waggoner and wife, Tracy, Crystal M. Waggoner, Mark A. Sweeney and friend, Jenna Judy; three great grandchildren, Matthew H. Sweeney and wife, Madeline, Meredith A. Sweeney, Ryan H. Waggoner; niece, Janet E. Wynot; and several other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM, on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Oakey’s East Chapel with Pastor Lynn Riddle officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 to 8 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ruby’s memory may be made to Three Oaks Fellowship UMC, P.O. Box 692, Vinton, VA 24175.