Ruby Davis Davis Johnston

January 9, 1921June 22, 2014

Johnston, Ruby Davis (Mema), age 93, stepped peacefully into Heaven on Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Montgomery, Alabama. Ruby was born January 9, 1921, in Moundville, Alabama, the daughter of Beatty Dixon Davis and Margaret Jane Davis.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Arthur Johnston. Ruby and Arthur were married September 10, 1939. They were happily married until Arthur’s death in 1994.

She was also preceded in death by her eight siblings, George Davis, Harvey Davis, Willie Bell Davis, Annie Lou DeFreese, Benny Davis, Grace Evelyn Davis, Dot Stripling and Mabel King.

Her survivors include, one daughter, Sharon Dianne Johnston Self and husband, Dr. Lee Vann Self, Montgomery, Alabama; one granddaughter, Robyn LeeAnn Self Palmer and grandson-in-law, Kerry James Palmer and two great-grandchildren, LeeAnn Michelle Palmer and James Benton Palmer, Montgomery, Alabama and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express appreciation to all her caregivers at Crowne Nursing Facility and Comfort Care Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Music Ministry, First Baptist Church of Montgomery, 305 South Perry Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104.

A family graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Moundville, AL.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ruby Davis Davis Johnston

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June 25, 2014

Sharon,Sending our sympathy to you and all of family.We lived in Moundville years ago. I am Janice Dunn Eller and my mom is Lois Dunn.

June 24, 2014

" Miss Ruby, Was Sweet,Kind and Lovely Lady. Always had a smile on hear Face." Judy Nevin Elmore

David Williams

June 24, 2014

Ruby was a delight to know and always wore a smile on her face. I cherish the time we worked together and wonderful memories of her.

David Williams
Tuscaloosa, AL

Sara Davis Huff

June 24, 2014

There are no words to express my sorry at her death. She was the last living of the B.D.Davis family. It is a passing of an era. My funny, loving Aunt. You will be missed.

Lisa Joiner

June 23, 2014

My Aunt Ruby, a very sweet special lady. She always had a funny joke to tell.
Love, Lisa