The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 201 Chatham Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Ruby Lee Barber was born on September 18, 1935 in Oglethorpe, Georgia to the late Fred Barber and Eddie Mae Hankerson Barber. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Nancy Earlene Barber Bateman and Lule Mae Barber Gordon. At an early age she received Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. Ruby received her Christian training from Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church in Oglethorpe, Georgia. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County where she attended and graduated from the historic Macon County Training School Class of 1955. Following training school she furthered her education at one of the largest historically black universities in the United States - Tuskegee University. It was there she received her Bachelor's Degree in Education. Ruby relocated to the state of New York and worked as a Educator for many years. After her health began to decline Ruby moved back to Georgia where she remained until her demise.
She leaves to cherish her memories: nephews and nieces, Pomeroy Bateman Jr., Ruby Jean Bateman Whitaker, Pamela Denise Bateman, Vanessa Bateman, Timothy Bateman, Stephanie Gordon, and Cynthia Gordon; great nieces and nephews, LaKesiha Bateman, Marcus Corey Bateman, Crystal Bateman, Lamia I. Gordon, Derique M. Gordon and Briana Gordon; and a host of other relatives.