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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I am Aunt Ruby’s niece. My father, Bennie Lewis Johnson, was Norman Ray Johnson’s brother. I fondly remember Aunt Ruby from many yrs ago living across from her in Wilmington NC. She was a kind lady. I remember Ray, & Ricky and playing with them as children. Rest In Peace , Aunt Ruby.
Submitted by Deborah Johnson Harshberger on Oct 23 2017 09:15:34 PM
I will always cherish the memories of Aunt Ruby coming to stay with us in Indiana when I was growing up and her always playing yatzee with me and taking me fishing when we would come down in the summer.
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