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Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

535 Shute Ln, Old Hickory, TN

OBITUARY

Ruby Lee Edwards

20 February, 192520 June, 2020

Ruby Lee Edwards, age 95 passed away peacefully on June 20, 2020. She was born on February 20, 1925 in Jackson County, Tennessee to Perry and Leona Odum. She married the love of her life, Walter J. Edwards, in September of 1946. After 40 years of marriage, he preceded her in death in 1987. She loved people, especially her family, neighbors and church friends as she was a long time member of Central Pike Church of Christ. Her neighbors nicknamed her “The Mayor” due to her friendship and passion of the Seven Points area of Hermitage where she lived. She accomplished many things in her life, most notably wonderful art and oil paintings. She had a great appreciation for the beauty of the world around her, especially plants and flowers. Her life was a living example a vivacious and spirited personality. Ruby was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and especially loved her role as Granny. She is survived by her son, Ronald D. Edwards and his wife, Barbara; her daughter, Jami Wilson Hall and her husband, Gary. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Anna Waldron (David), Joni Edwards and Robert Wilson; four great grandchildren, Lauren Wilson, Tucker Wilson, Cooper Wilson and Ronni Ann Edwards; four brothers, Herman (Kathleen) Odum, Homer Odum, Paul Odum (JoAnn) and Jack Odum (Geneva); and one sister, Eva Leslie (Charles). Ruby will also be forever remembered by her cousins, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. She is preceded in death by three brothers, Oscar Odum, Jim Odum and Herbert Odum. All of these she loved and touched deeply. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 24th at Central Pike Church of Christ beginning at 11:00 am. Celebration and Memorial Service will begin at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Social Distancing will be observed during the services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Pike Church of Christ Neighborhood Ministry, Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Efforts or Agape Nashville.

Pallbearers: David Waldron Scott Wespi Robert Wilson Tucker Wilson Cooper Wilson Dylan Hall Jackson Reynolds

Honorary Pallbearers: Anna Waldron Joni Edwards Lauren Wilson Miranda Hall Haley Hall Ronni Ann Edwards Alanah Shadowens

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Wednesday, 24 June , 2020

  • Service to Celebrate

    Wednesday, 24 June , 2020

Memories

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Charlene Blackwell

24 June 2020

Well I must say ms Ruby to me... was first ,always smiling and second ,always looking at the good in and of others. I don’t believe I was ever around her that I sensed her searching and admiring other people. I’d have to say she was was one of the most pleasant ladies I’ve ever known. I had the pleasure Of taking care of her hair for many many yrs. I always said ... you have beautiful hair ms ruby... or as I say ,good ingredients. I’ll always treasure my times with her and forever keep HER smile in my heart. I’m blessed to know the entire family. Wishing all peace and happiness. Know ms ruby is still showing us that radiant smile and glow. Blessings ,charlene.

Charles and Kathy Mitchell

24 June 2020

Ms. Ruby will always be remembered in our family as a warm and loving grand Christian woman who gave everyone she met her whole heart. Rest Ms Ruby! We all love you and will meet you again when our Lord returns.

Carolyn Medlin

23 June 2020

Ruby was always happy! As I recall she loved gardening, had the prettiest flowers just about every kind. Loved to dance and have a great time, especially when all the family was together. In past years she loved her Church family and friends. (I believe she & Walter) started the Central Pike Church of Christ!! Maybe I made that up😂😂 but I do know she went there many many years.
Praying for love and peace for all her family, knowing she is singing & dancing w/Walter & shouting Her favorite hymns.
Rest In Peace sweet Ruby.
Best Regards, Carolyn Medlin

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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