Ruby Joyce "Spookie" Haliburton
1944 - 2021
Jones - Washington Mortuary - Bryan
508 E. Martin Luther King Street
Bryan, TX
Ruby Joyce (Dunn) "Spookie" Haliburton

August 31, 1944 - April 23, 2021

Ruby Joyce (Dunn) Haliburton was born August 31, 1944 in Bryan to Jim Henry Dunn and Eleanor Sanders Kearney. She was raised by her stepfather, Thomas Jefferson Kearney, Sr.

In 1962, Ruby graduated from E.A. Kemp High School. She later became a licensed beautician, working for numerous beauty salons and several funeral homes. She also worked for Farmer's Market Bakery, Texas A&M University and Dr. Steven O'Neal, Cofer and Cofer Law Firm. In 1980, she married Arvie Haliburton. No children were born to this union.

In 1985, Ruby started driving a school bus for Bryan Independent School District for 36 years; bus number 984, then bus number 131 until she went home to be with the Lord. She loved her job and was very dedicated and faithful.

Ruby was a mother not just to her children, but also many others. Ruby had a lot of adopted sisters and brothers that she would often claim she loved her family very much. Ruby enjoyed cooking. She was well-known for her potato salad, tea cakes, German chocolate cakes and sweet potato pies which she lovingly shared with family and numerous local businesses, never asking anything in return. Ruby also enjoyed hosting fish fry's where a lot of her coworkers got to attend. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Most of all, Ruby had a passion for the casinos. She chartered her own bus called, "The Haliburton Triple Diamond Gang". It traveled to The Paragon in Marksville, LA once a month. She started in April 2018 until her death.

Ruby never met a stranger. She loved the Lord and she loved everybody, including her family. Her favorite color was purple. She spent her life praying and teaching anyone who asked. Her favorite scripture was Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Ruby was a faithful member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Bryan for over 50 years. She sang in the choir, was President of the Usher Board, the announcement clerk, a member of the Old Landmark District Association and the Bethune Women's Club.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Jim Dunn and Thomas and Eleanor Kearney.

She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Brenda Peoples (Jack) and Rhonda Dunn, both of Bryan; two sons, Frankie Dunn of Bryan and Robert Dunn of Dallas; stepson, Kevin Haliburton of College Station; a sister, Evelyn Dunn of Bryan; a brother, Thomas Kearney Jr. (Judy) of Omaha, NE; three special granddaughters, Erica Dunn, Whitney Taylor and Quilla Dixon, all of Houston; a very special great-grandson, J'Varion Wells of Houston; a special cat, Fluffee Elaine LaTrice Dunn, whom she shared with her daughter, Rhonda; her dog Lola, whom she shared with her granddaughter, Whitney; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives, coworkers, casino buddies, and many friends.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Jones-Washington Mortuary of Bryan. Services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at United Full Gospel Church in Bryan.

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Published by The Bryan-College Station Eagle from Apr. 30 to May 2, 2021.
10:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.
Jones - Washington Mortuary - Bryan
508 E. Martin Luther King Street, Bryan, TX
United Full Gospel Baptist Church
, Bryan, TX
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My condolences to the family. Cousin Spooky was a hard working fun loving lady. I worked with her for several years at the bus barn. She will truly be missed.
Barbara Davenport Henderson
May 2, 2021
Thank you for being my hairdresser when I was young . You did a great job every other Saturday after choir rehearsal. R.I. P. You will be missed. My condolences to the family and friends. Praying for the family and blessings to you.
Ursula Gray
May 2, 2021
Be Blessed Family and know That GOD GOT YALL!!! LOVE YOU GUYS!!
May 2, 2021
Bren Rhonda Frankie Robert you have our deepest sympathy words can't express.
michael watson
May 1, 2021
I’m gonna miss you your presence will be missed you were a great bus driver and I’m gonna miss you it’s never goodbye it’s see you in the morning
Dequevion Jackson
May 1, 2021
My prayers go out to the family you will be miss cousin ruby you all had a beautiful smile on your face
April 30, 2021
Offering my Sincere Condolences to the families. Spookie will be remembered by that contagious smile and her love for the Casino. I ask God´s Blessings for the entire family. She will be missed
Searcy Toliver & Family
April 30, 2021
I will never forget you Mrs Dunn. All the times Frankie and I were playing football in the street you always offered me a meal or made sure we had water to drink. Everytime you would always ask how my mom was doing. Not a day goes by that I pass by your house and don't think of summers I spent at your house or me and the family walking and talking to you on your porch. Frankie, Brenda, Rhonda, Robert y'all have my heart felt condolences and much Love Alex
Alex & Diane Lewis III
April 30, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Dorothy Warren
April 30, 2021
I will miss my dear, gracious, and kind cousin. She is a pillar in our family and we will miss her very much. My deepest sympathy to our family as we say goodbye to such a wonderful, caring, and community leader. May her journey home be safe, and we now honor her as our ancestor.
Brian Ragsdale
April 29, 2021
Memories of our childhood and adulthood will forever be in my heart
You were a very special friend and classmate. I remember you served your church well, community and family. May your
love ones be comforted.
Eddie Mae Phillips Council
Class of 1962, E. A. Kemp High.

Eddie Mae Phillips Council
April 29, 2021
Ms. Ruby, your smile and pleasant spirit will be greatly missed! Memories of you my friend will always bring a smile to my face. I pray for peace and comfort for your family. YOUR FRIEND, Gerry
Gerry Vinson
April 28, 2021
Sonja M Nallie
April 28, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Sonja Nallie
April 28, 2021
My prayers and thoughts are with you Rhonda and Brenda and the rest of the family. May God continue to bless and comfort you in your time of bereavement. I will remember your Mom from our usher days in the Old Landmark Association and taking me and my track team on trips.
Rose Gregg
April 27, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Gregory Smith
April 27, 2021
Gregory and Maiclaire Smith
April 27, 2021
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