Ruby Covington Booth

March 5, 1943April 2, 2018

Ruby Covington Booth, 75, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018. Private services were held at Lakewood South Memorial Park.

Mrs. Booth was born on March 5, 1943 in Jackson, MS. She was the first female director of a YMCA and the first female fitness director in Mississippi. She owned and operated Time-Out Sports Center. She enjoyed life to the fullest and above all she loved and cherished her family.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, James H. Booth; mother, Leona Mae Sanders Covington; brothers, Percy Covington and Norman Ray Covington.

Mrs. Booth is survived by her children, James “Jimmy” Henry Booth, Jr. (Lori); daughters, Tandy Booth Boyte (Bob) and Tara Booth Scott (David); brother, Bobby Covington; sisters, Lois Alexander, Betty Knott, and Marvis Morrison (Doug), and 9 grandchildren.

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Special Olympics of Mississippi at


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Connie Wooley

April 7, 2018

I will miss Mrs. Booth!! I loved the time we spent together & wish we could've had more! I will never forget your smile, your sense of humor, your laugh, & what a wonderful loving person you were! No matter how bad you felt, you would always smile. & I loved sharing coffee & chocolate with you! I don't get close to all of my patients, but you were so much more than that, you were my friend! You made me love you because of who you were! I'll miss you & I know your family will too!!! Rest peacefully Mrs Booth, & enjoy dancing with your hubby again!!! ❤

Kathy Hayes

April 7, 2018

I will forever cherish the time I spent with Ruby a few weeks before her passing. I loved talking to her and seeing her smile and laugh at my stupid stories. She was so loved and so proud of Tara. She will be missed by many, but she is in the arms of her forever love, Jim.

Tara Scott

April 5, 2018

Thank you, Mom, for your love and laughter. Now, be at peace, with no more pain. Dance with Dad, and rejoice with our Heavenly Father 🕊
I love you, Tara