Ruby Brown Ricketson, 91, of Center

Ruby Brown Ricketson, 91, of Center, passed away Monday, July 25, 2022, in Center.

Born August 7, 1930, Ruby is the daughter of Bridgie Hilliard and Nicholas Brown.  She worked in healthcare, where she retired a nurse.  Ruby was a member of Order of Eastern Star and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include son, Alan Ricketson and Becky of Center; daughter, Sandra and Wayne King of Laurel, Delaware; grandchildren, Lance Ricketson, Travis Ricketson, Krista and Scott Barber, and Melody Timmons; great grandchildren, Kaycee Ricketson, Shyla Timmons, Haley Timmons, Keaton Ricketson, Triston Ricketson, Craig, Erin, and Owen Barber; sisters, Barbara Brown Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas and Christine and John Kelly of Orange Beach, Alabama; longtime companion, Wesley Van Matre; also a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by husband, Dale D. Ricketson; parents, Bridgie Hilliard and Nicholas Brown; siblings, Gerald Brown, Irene Jones Fuller, Elwanda Merriman, Jerry Brown, Virgil Brown, and Kathryn Power.

A special thanks to Tammy Jacobs and Kaye Powell and staff for their loving care.

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