The funeral service will be held 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 109 Moody Road, Tazewell, Marion County, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.
Mrs. Ruby was born on March 30, 1944 in Greenville, Meriwether County, Georgia, to the late Monroe Johnson and the late Katie Gooch. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Sanford; one daughter Betsy Mae Sanford; and five siblings, Thomas Riley, Jr., Sylvester Lockhart, Sarah Hill, Mamie Small, and Rosie Lee Henry. At an early age Mrs. Ruby accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. She worshiped at the Evergreen Baptist Church, Mauk, Georgia. She was educated in the Taylor County, Georgia public school system. Mrs. Ruby was a lifetime homemaker.
Ruby was joined in holy matrimony to the late James Sanford and to this union five children were born.
She leaves to cherish her memories, four children: Jennifer Sanford Mathis (Clyde), Lisa Lavelle Jackson (Warren), and Willie James Sanford (Susan) all of Buena Vista, Georgia, and Darron Lamont Sanford (Tabitha), Richland, Georgia; nine grandchildren; two devoted grandsons, Nicholas Sanford and Sharrod Terry, both of Buena Vista, Georgia; two devoted granddaughters, Nay Sanford and Kalisa Sanford, both of Buena Vista, Georgia; 17 great grandchildren; one sister-in-law Evelyn Sanford, Buena Vista, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.