Ruby Gurganious Johnson, 90, of Watha passed gently from her earthly life on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Pender Memorial Hospital.
She was born August 23, 1927 in Johnston County, the daughter of the late Winston Allen and Vancey Vernell Norris Gurganious. Also lovingly remembered are her husband, Norman Ray Johnson, Sr.; sons, Randy, Ray and Ricky Dan Johnson; sisters, Alice McArtan, Ruth Blackman, Erma Fender, Penny Dix, Nettie Speir, and Nina Lee; brothers, Ottis, Edward, and Dallas Gurganious, all who preceded Ruby in death.
Ruby is survived by her daughter, Paula Meadows; nine grandchildren; many great grandchildren; sisters, Hilda Smith and Vancey Dyson; brothers, Franklin Gurganious (Betty) and William Albert Gurganious; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Not only was Ruby a beloved wife and wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, but a generous friend to all who knew her. Ruby did not have an easy life, but you would have never known it as she always had a smile on her face, a helping hand stretched out, and a heart ready to show the love of Christ with in her. Her presence in this world was a shining example to many. Her sweet smile and joy in life will not be forgotten by those who knew and loved Ruby.
The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Shiloh Baptist Church with service beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Gardner Eakins will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Gurganious Cemetery.
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.
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Submitted by Vancey Herrmann on Oct 26 2017 07:55:07 AM
To the family, sorry to hear the news about your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging times, and keep the family together. Isaiah 61:1,2
Submitted by pfl on Oct 25 2017 01:46:07 PM
I remember Ms. Ruby as a kind and loving woman who loved people and loved Jesus. She will be missed by all who knew her. Jason and I are praying for the family for peace, comfort, and blessed memories to come to your rememberance at this time. God bless you all!! Love and prayers, Jason and Cindy Rivenbark
Submitted by Jason and Cindy Rivenbark on Oct 25 2017 07:05:14 AM
Thinking of you Paula and April. So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Ms. Ruby. I know she will be missed by all. Love you.
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I am so sorry for your loss, prayers going up for comfort for the Gurganious family.
Submitted by Sarah Eakins Ragan on Oct 24 2017 08:24:48 AM
You will be greatly missed Aunt Ruby. I know you are now with your sons in Heaven, along with your brothers and sisters. R.I.P.
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