Ruby Mitchell, 88, died Thursday, April 9, 2015.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John Baptist Church with the Rev. Anthony B Harris, pastor, and the Rev. Vurn Martin of Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church, as eulogist. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St.
Ruby was born Sept. 24, 1926, in LaGrange and peacefully died on April 9, 2015, in Amarillo surrounded by her immediate family.
She had a beautiful marriage with her husband to whom she was married to for 59 years, the late Henry C. Mitchell.
Throughout Ruby’s life, she was involved in her community and impacted so many people with a unique, honest and straightforward manner that will be missed by numerous family and friends. She was everything from being a virtuous woman, child of God, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, neighbor and friend. Her purpose here on Earth was the mother she was. Her gift was her grandchildren. To list her accomplishments would be nearly impossible. She was truly an amazing homemaker and cook. The woman she was, she will be missed dearly.
Ruby Mitchell moved to Amarillo in 1946 with her husband Henry C. Mitchell. The two of them with their family joined Johnson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church under the late Rev. Jones and I.Z. Chance. In 1957 their membership was moved to Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church under the late Pastor P.J. Jones Sr., founder of Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church. Ruby was a dedicated charter member of her church home and supported each Minister who has Pastored, Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children: a daughter, Dorothy J. Durham, a daughter, Rosie M. Taylor, a son, Willie R. Mitchell, a daughter, Betty S. Winston, a son, Robert E. Mitchell Sr., and a daughter, Doris F. Roland; all of Amarillo; and two sisters, Bertha Bowers and Vurnell Gilbreath, both of Amarillo. Ruby Mitchell lived to see four generations of her grandchildren.
Viewing will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Sign the online guest book at www.goldengatemortuary.co.