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Laurel Land Funeral Home & Memorial Park

7100 Crowley Rd, Fort Worth, TX

OBITUARY

Roberta "Ruby" R Bramlett

September 21, 1936September 29, 2019
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Roberta (Ruby) Bramlett, 83, went to be with our Lord and Savior on September 29th, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Her memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at Laurel Land Memorial Park, located at 7100 Crowley Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76134. A reception will follow at the same location.

Ruby was a loving, caring, and generous mother and grandmother. She loved gatherings, and always welcomed and provided for family and friends alike.

In high school, she was very athletic and enjoyed sports. She was a member of the high school basketball team, the pep squad, FHA, Band, Cactus Club, Chorus, and was also a librarian.

Ruby was an avid bowler and participated in many leagues over the years. She loved coloring books and working on puzzles. She also enjoyed watching and cheering on her favorite teams: The Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and Texas Rangers.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Timoteo and Tomasa Rodriguez, brothers Eduardo Rodriguez, Victor Rodriguez, sister Alicia Estrada, and her husband Walter Bramlett.

She is survived by her sister Marta Zepeda and brother Timoteo Rodriguez Jr., her loving children, sons Santos Rivera and wife Lisa, Ambrose Rivera and wife Dara, Ed Rivera and wife Carol, daughter B.B. Phillips and husband Terry, son Tim Rivera and wife Wendy, and her 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 5, 2019

Memories

Roberta "Ruby" R Bramlett

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Ali Rivera-Seabolt

October 7, 2019

I’ll never forget Uno/Skip-Bo/Yahtzee nights with my cousins and of course my fun, yet competitive, Wita. I’ll always remember when she taught me how to make tamales. My tamales looked more like burritos, which made us both laugh. But Wita never got annoyed or impatient with me. She didn’t give up on me and wouldn’t let me stop until I got it right, which took a LOONNGG time. Let’s just say I didn’t get her cooking skills. I love you Wita: the original “boy mom”, (until Aunt BB gave you a break!)

Michael Rivera

October 4, 2019

I've never been a morning person for my entire life. It was always a struggle to get to school on time and even now as a 34 year old man I still hit the snooze multiple times before getting up for work. However, every time I spent the night at Wita's, the smell of her cooking was so heavenly that I would wake up before the sun rose to spend time with her and reap the benefits of her incredible cooking talent! I love you Wita and thank you for being the best grandmother and for your unconditional love!

Austin Phillips

October 3, 2019

I would go and visit Wita and stay a day or two at her house. She always seemed so happy to see us visiting her and making her life a little more interesting to her. It broke my heart when she sold the house, but I knew it had to be done to give her a few more years and I am very grateful for that time.

I wish that I knew what she was trying to say those last couple of days. Nonetheless, it makes me feel happy to know she was listening.

I'll always love and miss you.

Ed Rivera

October 3, 2019

Mom ALWAYS supported us kids and was our biggest fan. During my second year playing PeeWee football with the Hornets, I could always hear mom yelling "GO EDDIE!!!" as I would be running with the football. Throughout life, I could always count on mom to be there for me. When my wife and I, Carol, became parents at a very young age, mom was there to support us. Her unconditional love toward all of us kids is something that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I love you, Mom!!

Kristi Lopez

October 3, 2019

I have a lot of memories about Wita. One of my favorites was trying to get her attention at the dinner table. I was only tall enough to barely see over the table.. and just repeating "Wita" over and over! I loved that she always had puzzles at her table to work on, a favorite pastime of mine as well. Her food was always amazing. I remember grabbing bologna out of the fridge and having plenty of Dr. Pepper to drink. Tinsel on the Christmas Tree. Her wanting to give me everything I liked that belonged to her. Maybe THE best memory was when she bought me my bowling ball. I was 10 at the time and it was a 10 pound ball. A little heavy for me at that time, but I grew into it and bowled a personal best of 212 with that ball! I will cherish it forever. I love you, Wita, and I will miss you so much!

Ambrose Rivera

October 3, 2019

One of my favorite memories with my mother was playing basketball in the back yard on our makeshift court and rickety goal and her still being able to make baskets with her famous hook shot she perfected in high school. Ma’ had a competitive spirit, made the best home made tortillas and salsa and could do wonders with her chanclas (house shoes) as a way of disciplining us when we tried to get away. :) God blessed me with the best mom in the world and greatest ‘Wita’ to her grand babies.

Santos Rivera

October 3, 2019

I recall being too afraid to go to Peewee football practice and I wanted to quit the team. My mother wisely listened to me and when I was finished, she told me she understood my fears. Everyone gets afraid at one time or another, she explained, but it’s what you are able to accomplish even when you’re afraid that defines you. This simple lesson has served to guide me through adversity my whole life and I credit my mother’s short response for the successes I’ve achieved as well as the failures I’ve tried to avoid. She taught me this: If I never try, I’ll never fail, but I’ll never succeed. Thank you, Mom for ALL your life lessons. I love you.

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