Ruby Ilene Pope Reed
January 16, 1931 – July 9, 2018
Ruby Ilene Pope Reed, age 87, of Newton, NC, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018 at her home. Born January 16, 1931 in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late B. Leroy Pope and Rena Belle Hollar Pope.
Ruby was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Claremont, NC, and had retired from Conover Chair Company. Her caring and nurturing spirit and love for family led her to be the caretaker for many of her brothers, sisters, and extended family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Reed; sisters, Sudie P. “Tine” Lail, Edith P. Sigmon, Josie P. Franks, Mary B. Pope, and Esther Pope; and brother, Kenneth Pope.
Ruby is survived by her two daughters, Karen Reed of Newton, NC, and Kim Williams and husband, Eric, of Newton, NC; grandchildren, Michelle Shope of Newton, NC, April Byles and husband, Scot, of Newton, NC, Emily Williams of Hickory, NC, and Owen Williams of Newton, NC; great-grandson, Nicholas Byles; sister, Brenda Abernathy; brothers, Billy Pope of Conover, NC, Johnny Pope of Conover, NC, and Jerry Pope of Conover, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Ruby’s life and funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Bethel Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Mike Ramey and Rev. Eric Hollar officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:45 to 10:45 AM on Friday.
The family would like to thank the staff of Catawba Regional Hospice for their loving care of Ruby during her period of declining health.
Condolences may be sent to the Reed family at www.drumfh-conover.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to: Bethel Lutheran Church, 5759 Bolick Rd., Claremont, NC, 28610, or to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC, 28658.
The Reed family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.
- Receiving of Friends Friday, July 13, 2018
- Celebration of Life Friday, July 13, 2018
Ruby Ilene Pope Reed
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July 12, 2018
Met Miss Ruby over 20 years ago when she would bring Emily and Owen to Presbyterian Children’s Morning Out. Such a sweet soul. My prayers for the Reed and Pope Family.