Ruby Laverne Wilabay

February 19, 1923June 27, 2014

Ruby Laverne Wilabay, 91, Odessa was called home to our Lord, June 27, 2014.

She was born February 19, 1923 to John and Nanny Renfro in Colmesneil, Texas. Ruby was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. Ruby was a great homemaker, wonderful cook, seamstress, and quilter. She was a longtime faithful member of Greenfield Acres Baptist Church.

She was survived by her daughters Janice Ripley and husband Rod of Midland, Texas; Saundra Crenshaw and husband Bobby of Fredericksburg, Texas, 5 grand-children Terri Pope, Jeff Crenshaw, Penny Kayton, Shauna Todd and Kevin Ripley, 7 great-grandchildren and 3great-great grand-children.

She is preceded in death by her parents Lewie and Nanny Beasley and her husband James Wilabay.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 10 am at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Rev. Mike Bartlet Officiating.

Memorials can be made to Greenfield Acres Baptist Church or Meals on Wheels

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ruby Laverne Wilabay

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Debbie Tennison-Meurer

June 30, 2014

Praying for peace and comfort for the family of this loving woman. I had the privilege of attending church with her and James for years. I loved them both dearly. Terrible loss of such an extraordinary lady of God.

June 30, 2014

Jr. and I loved Mrs. Willabay and I will always remember her quilts.. May Gods peace be with you all. Toni Tennison

Tanya McKeever

June 30, 2014

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tanya McKeever and Family