Ruby Catherine Essex, 67, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Soddy Daisy.
Ruby was born in Hendon, Tennessee to Roscoe Stewart Jr. and Lillian Harris on July 30, 1954. She attended school at Soddy Daisy. She later married James David Essex on September 21, 1974 in Live Oak, Florida. She worked as a seamstress doing alterations at J.W. Bray for 10 years. She was a proclaiming Christian, started out at Hickory Grove, then from Straightway Holiness to Thans Chapel.
Ruby is survived by her husband, James David Essex; children, Roscoe Essex, Marcy Gregory, Lynn Goswick and Amanda Hicks; grandchildren, Brittnay Shaw, Hydy Barrett, Tyler Essex, Faith Hicks, Austin Goswick, Bridget Gregory, Derek Gregory and Aaron Sharp; great-grandchildren, Airabella Shaw, Corey Shaw Jr., Ayedenn Barrett, Bella Barrett and extended family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Gregory, Derek Gregory, Corey Shaw, Kile White, Ray Essex and Michael McDaniel. Memorials may be given to Amanda Hick’s household.
The family of Ruby Essex wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Memorial Hospital, Avalon Hospice Organization, Williamson and Sons and Greg Gormanson.
Services will be on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Delsie Richards of Thans Chapel officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Visitation is Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.
Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379.
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