OBITUARY

Ruby Ballard

December 14, 1930January 11, 2014
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Ruby Ballard, 83, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, January 11, 2014, in her home.

Ruby was born and raised in West Orange, Texas and had been a resident of Vinton for over 50 years. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. In her earlier years, she enjoyed fishing and being outdoors with her husband.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Jimmie Ballard of Vinton; her son, Gerald Lee Sanders and wife, LeAnne of Lindale, Texas; four step-children, Jimmie Ballard, Jr. and wife, Sarah Nelle of New Caney, Texas, John Ballard and wife, Stacy of Spring, Texas, Janice Cumbie and husband, Leslie of Spring, Texas, and Jack Watson and wife, Cheryl of Galveston, Texas; siblings, AC Hebert and wife, Jane of Vinton and Doris Denman of Orange, Texas; her grandchildren, Genifer Slack and husband, Tobin of Beaumont, Texas and Geremy Sanders and wife, Jessica of Austin, Texas; step-grandchildren, Michael, Caitlin, Zach, Beau, and Jake Ballard, Leslie Cumbie Jr, Seth Watson, Stacy Finn, Ryan Ford, and William and Zachary White; her great-grandchildren, Rhemy and Camille Slack, and Giada Sanders; her step-great-grandchildren, Mallory and Sander Ford; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her spouses, Lee Sanders and Dr. Victor Watson; two step-daughters, Vicki Watson Finn and Cathy Watson White; and brothers, Harris and Bruno Hebert.

A Memorial and Celebration of Ruby's Life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, in Hixson Funeral Home of Vinton. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Shayne Moravits

January 14, 2014

Maw-Maw you were always special to me. I enjoyed getting to know you with Genifer. I will always treasure all of our lunches and laughs. May God continue to bless your family and loved ones. You will always live in my heart. Rest in peace knowing you were loved by many.

Guy and Kathy Richard

January 14, 2014

Enjoy shopping with Roma at that Dillard's in the sky. Gods blessings to the family. You are always in our prayers,

Louisa Woods

January 14, 2014

Love and miss you mama.

January 14, 2014

mama you touch my heart you was a very sweet caring person i enjoyed being around you you. will always have a special place in my heart i will miss our times .together talking and laughing i no you or in heaven with all the other Angels watching over us.Love and miss you Louisa Woods

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