OBITUARY

Ruby Anne Wilson Purser

September 11, 1935August 22, 2018
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Ruby Anne Wilson Purser, age 82 passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Ruby Anne was born in Statesboro to the late Barney Dewey and Ollie Groover Wilson. She graduated from Register High School, where she was the valedictorian of her class. She went on to graduate from the University of Georgia, where she received her bachelors of science degree in Business. Ruby Anne was a homemaker and avid gardener. She served in the Primitive Baptist denomination, along-side her husband for over 42 years in Florida, Texas, Virginia and Georgia and also served as the pianist in all of the churches where they served. Ruby Anne was a member of Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed baking her coconut cream pies and pound cakes. Her love of Christ and her family were the most important things in her life.

Ruby Anne was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Elder John Brannen Purser and three brothers.

She is survived by her sons, John Brannen Purser, Jr and his wife, Christy of Flower Mound, TX; Philip Ashley Purser and his wife, Connie of Bradenton, FL and Steven Wilson Purser and his wife, Monta Rae of Barnesville; daughter, Susan Lucille Hudson and her husband, Todd of Oneida, TN; eight grandchildren, Amber, Dory, Brannen, Lauren, Scott, Hannah, Aaron and David; four great-grandchildren, Isabella, Hadassah, Molly and Helen (on the way).

A gathering of family and friends will be held 4 to 6 PM Friday, August, 24, 2018 in Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Randy Waters officiating. Mrs. Purser will lie in state from 1PM until the funeral hour.

The burial will be in Eastside Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Please visit our online memorial at www.hodgesmoore.com to sign the guest book and share fond memories with the Purser family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Primitive Baptist Music Workshop.

Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • John Brannen Purser (Christy) Jr., Son
  • Philip Ashley Purser (Connie), Son
  • Steven Wilson Purser (Monta Rae), Son
  • Susan Lucille Hudson (Todd), Daughter
  • Elder John Brannen Purser, Husband
  • Mrs. Purser leaves eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
  • DONATIONS

  • Primitive Bapstist Music Workshop

Services

  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, August 25, 2018
REMEMBERING

Ruby Anne Wilson Purser

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Katharine Simms

August 22, 2018

Remembering all the wonderful times, beginning in the Plant City, Florida Primitive Baptist Church while Brother Charles Scott was our pastor. We shared birthdays and anniversary celebrations, treasuring our friendship over the changing years.

Dory (Purser) Dube

August 22, 2018

Grandma at our wedding January 2015. That smile has lit up a million rooms!

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