Ruby Eleanor Keaton Ferguson, Nana, as she was affectionately known, went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 7, 2020.
Born in Hinton (Class of 1946) she was the last living child of the late Ola Waddell and Kyle Keaton.
Ruby later made her home in Richmond, VA. A woman of many talents, she worked as an LPN, volunteered at the International Mission Board, was a small group leader for Community Bible Study, was a seamstress, homemaker and friend to many. Miller Memorial United Methodist Church and Bethany Place Baptist Church were both church homes to her in different seasons of her life. She was a woman of deep faith and a prayer warrior for her family and friends. Ruby will be missed.
Her husband of 65 years, James R. Ferguson (Pop) predeceased her along with her siblings, Louise Gensler, Thelma Wilfong, Arthur Keaton and Ed Keaton, and her great grandsons, Kaden and Mason Dodd.
She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Dodd and Sherry Shrader and husband Jeff; grandchildren, Joshua (Emily) Shrader, Rachel Shrader (Brian) Bock, Kyle Dodd, Kayla Goellner, and Katelyn Dodd; great grandchildren, Landon and James Shrader, Leighton Clay, Oliver and Brynn Dodd, Madden and Ella Bock and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family is grateful for the compassionate care she received from Hospice of Virginia as well as her healthcare providers at VCUHS. Ruby’s life will be celebrated 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Butch Honaker officiating and she will be buried beside Pop at Restwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. until time of services on Thursday at the funeral parlors.
You may honor Ruby with a contribution to one of her favorite charities which include FEED MORE, Salvation Army and Mercy Ships. The family appreciates all the love and support they have received during her illness and passing.
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