Obituary: Ruby Jack Morris

Graveside services for Ruby Jack Morris 87, Athens have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday October 13, 2017 at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Athens with Dr. Joe Warren officiating. Services are under the direction of Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

Ruby passed away on October 8, 2017 in Athens.

She was born September 7, 1930 to the late Jack and Beatrice Ramsey. Ruby attended school in Athens. Ruby worked for a jewelry company and lived in California for several years. After returning to Texas, she worked many years at Mr. Fine Clothing Company. Ruby was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens and well known as a keen business woman, who started her own business, The Apron Shop. As a sole proprietor, she worked endless hours and enjoyed every minute of it. She had an adventurous nature and was an avid traveler, taking her daughter and granddaughter with her on many of her trips. She will be remembered as headstrong, loving, and a fierce protector of her friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Sherman Morris.

Survivors include her daughter, Priscillia Morris of Athens, granddaughter; Akram Smith and husband Tom of Arlington, great-grandchildren; Kate, Jack and Lily.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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