Ruby Ray Burkett

January 7, 1922January 27, 2014

Ruby Ray Burkett, 92, of Beaumont passed away on Monday January 27, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. She was born in Bon Wier, Texas on January 7, 1922 to her parents George Peavy Boyett and Imelda Daughtery Boyett who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her husband Alricks Henry Burkett and two brothers. She had a list of hobbies which were sewing, singing and working in her yard. Her greatest passion was a huge involvement in Genealogical Research. She lived in Bon Wier and the Newton County area for over twenty years and later was a lifelong resident of Beaumont. She was a dedicated member of The Anchor of Beaumont. Surviving Mrs. Burkett are her son David Burkett and his wife Betty Ann of Beaumont, daughters, Juana Bernath of Lyles, Tennessee, and Margaret Greer and her husband Paul of Springhill, Tennessee, sister, Minnie Merle Ashworth of Silsbee, five grandchildren; Sandra Harrington,Dana Zoch, Patti Harrington, Ashton Burkett, and Blake Burkett, three great grandchildren; Cameron Zoch, Noelle Zoch, and Everleigh Burkett. Visitation will be on Wednesday January 29, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday January 30, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. Officiating will be Pastor Johnathan Green and Dee Phillips.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 29, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ruby Ray Burkett

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Jo Nan Gamble

February 4, 2014

My sympathy to Ruby's family for their loss. What a sweet, wonderful, beautiful person is with Jesus now.

Dee Phillips

February 2, 2014

MeMaw, you were a special lady. I cherish the fact I was afforded the opportunity to be a part of your memorial services. It was such a pleasure speaking of MeMaw through my eyes! You have instilled a lot of good memories in my life that will never be forgotten! David & Betty, you went above and beyond to care for MeMaw - that's a whole lot of the reason she reached age 92! Thanks for sharing her and the Burkett family with me for 37+ years. Luv you all very much!

Novelle Trapasso

February 1, 2014

David I loved your mother .My sister Ruth loved her too. They are together again in heaven. I did not know she passed away until Saturday. I would have been at her service.

James Davis

February 1, 2014

My Condolences for the loss of Ruby. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Ruby in person. I did exchange genealogy information with her. I enjoyed reading the research she did on the Boyett family. My Great Grandmother was Mary Frances Boyett. Mary was sister to John Wesley Boyett.In other words My Great Grandmother and Ruby's Grandfather were brother and sister.
I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

jackie boyett

January 31, 2014

She was my grandfathers cousin, and i was so happy to to be able to meet her and introduce her to my family. She was courteous, gracious and intellingent. a heartfelt thank you for Ruby for all she has done to research the Boyett family which will be part of her legacy. i know she is happy to be home with her husband but will be missed here.

Connie Burkett Preston

January 30, 2014

We will think of Aunt Ruby always as smiling...for what else would one do in the presence of God? Connie & James

Freddy & Cindy

January 29, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mike and Judy Ferguson

January 29, 2014

Judy and I are working and unable to attend the services for your mother but know that you and the entire Burkett family are, and will be in the days to come, in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all during this time of loss.

Sherry Herrin Hallmark

January 29, 2014

Thank you Miss Ruby for the wonderful example your life was to all. Your love and care toward my family, Daddy, Jackie, and myself was so much appreciated. I used to envy Juana because she had such a wonderful Mama. I love you Miss Ruby, see you when I get there. Sherry Herrin Hallmark.

Wanda Van Dorn

January 29, 2014

She will be missed so much.. She was a great friend.