Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Aunt Ruby

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.

2153859_profile_picRuby A. Waggoner, 100, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 17, 2018.  She retired from Sears and was very devoted to her family, friends, and to her Lord. 


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.

11 comments:

  1. Nice that you were able to visit that last time.

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  2. Our deepest Condolences to the entire Family. It appears that she lived an active life.
    Be Safe!

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  3. Sorry for the loss of a loved one.

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  4. Sorry for your loss and so very nice that you did get to spend time with her this fall.

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  5. 100 years old. Amazing. I'm sorry to hear about your Aunt Ruby. My Grandmothers made wonderful biscuits like that.

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  6. You're timing was perfect at visiting this year. Living to 100 is a feat in itself. Sounds like she was a terrific person.

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  7. How wonderful that you got to visit her this year. I'm sure she enjoyed seeing you as much as you did seeing her. She certainly lived a long life and touched many lives.

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  8. So good that you got to see her.

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  9. Knowing her from you blog, she was an amazing lady. So sorry for your loss.

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  10. So glad you two got to visit her. I am amazed by the longevity in your family. If I remember correctly, Aunt Happy was over 100 too. Sounds like they both had good lives.

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  11. I am so sorry Aunt Ruby is gone. People who can cook like that are becoming rare. My grandmother could do it - biscuits and gravy were frequently on the table and they were good!

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