Ruby Mae Toomey

June 16, 1923April 5, 2019

Long-time Cary resident Ruby Painter Toomey passed away on April 5, 2019. She was born in Charlotte, N.C. on June 16, 1923 to the late Robert Melton Painter and Beulah Viola Hoover Painter.

She was predeceased by her husband of fifty-five years, Walter Glenn Toomey, son Mark Glenn Toomey, six brothers, and two sisters.

She is survived by son Charles Lane Toomey and his wife Karin A. Toomey of Southern Pines, N.C.; daughter-in-law Cathy B. Toomey and grandson Travis Toomey of Winston-Salem, N.C.; sister-in-law Ivene Painter of Charlotte, N.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Cary at 2 PM, Sunday, 28 April, 2019. A family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery, Mount Holly, N.C. Ruby was a gracious Christian lady who will always be remembered as kind and loving mother and friend, loyal to her church, and generous in her love for others.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the N.C. Agricultural Foundation in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7645 Raleigh, NC 27695-7645 (designated to W. Glenn and Ruby P. Toomey Scholarship Endowment); the Cary First Baptist Church Senior Adult Fund, 218 South Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511; Baptist Children’s Homes of N.C., PO Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361; or to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at


28 April

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

First Baptist Church Cary

218 S Academy St
Cary, NC 27511


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Ben Chase

April 15, 2019

Blessed to have had Mrs Toomey as a influence in our lives. My whole life she lived by Christian example, always very Kind & Loving, always willing to listen and ask by name how the family was doing and never forgetting a Birthday. She touched many people and lead me to my Extension career. She was small in Statue but Large in Heart and was willing to share and serve everyone she came in contact. Mrs Toomey was a Beautiful Person Inside & Out, was Loved and will be missed by many!
The Chase Family sends our Love and Condolences to the Toomey Family.

Scott Williams

April 11, 2019

She loved children and helped raise most of the kids in Greenwood Forrest. To me, she was my second mother. I'll miss her but am happy that she is reunited with Mr. Toomey and Mark. Hopefully I will see them again one day.
Rest In Peace Mom Toomey!