Ruby Williams

TUPELO – Ruby Jean Reed Williams, 54, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Sept. 3, 1958, to Willie Reed and Mary Stanfield Reed. She received her education from the Shannon schools and she graduated from South Pontotoc High School. She worked in retail jewelry sales for McRae’s and managed Freeman Jewelry. She was a basketball player and choir leader. She loved laughter and, when younger, chasing her younger siblings with snakes.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Mt. Calvary Outreach Ministry in Okolona. Minister Dan Collins III will officiate. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherria Collins (Ben) of Tupelo and Tiffany Floyd (Desmond) of Warwick, R.I.; one son, Nathan Williams (LaKrystal) of Tupelo; three sisters, Mary Mosly of New Albany, Barbara Reed of Tupelo and Mildred MaGee (Thomas) of Pontotoc; six brothers, Wendell Stanfield of Detroit, Mich., Marvin Reed, Melvin Reed, Jerry Reed (Kim) and Tony Reed, all of Tupelo, and Steve Reed (Valerie) of Irvin, Texas; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by hia parents; two brothers, Willie Reed and Wendell Reed.

A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday, Jan. 30, Chickasaw Journal.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.