SHELBY - Ruby Weaver, 88, of 217 Mount Sinai Church Road, died on Sunday, July 6, at her home. She was born on Aug. 20, 1925. A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Alpha Morrison.
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She was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Shelby Chapter # 110 Order of The Eastern Star. She drove a school bus for 16 years, both at South Cleveland and Number Three Elementary schools. She earned 400 plus volunteer hours as a "pink lady" at Cleveland Memorial Hospital. She did volunteer work for several years in the food ministry at Christopher Road Baptist Church. She was instrumental in starting a Wednesday night meal ministry at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. She loved to travel, fish, and work in her garden.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Herman Weaver; a daughter, Kathleen Weaver Edmondson; sisters Sara Lue Morrison Swink, Mary Frances "Nick" Morrison Holland and Eunice Morrison Parker; and one brother Eugene "Pete" Morrison.
She is survived by her sons, Clyde David Weaver and Horace Franklin Weaver and wife Judy of Shelby; three daughters, Hazel W. Thrift-Morrow and husband David, Mary Coker and husband Barry, of Shelby, and Frances W. Edmondson and husband Bruce of Grover; two sisters, Gladys McSwain and Betty Trammel of Shelby; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, and all other times at the home.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.
Burial: Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery
Officiated by: The Rev. Tim Trexler
Funeral home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is serving the family.
Memorials: Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, building fund, 1227 Mt. Sinai Church Road, Shelby NC, 28152 or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150
Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
1401 West Dixon Boulevard Shelby, NC 28152
Published in Shelby Star on July 8, 2014