Celebrating the Life of Ruby Virginia Gaines


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Ruby Virginia Gaines, 84,passed away Friday, October 26, 2012, in Plano, TX. Funeral services were at11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Baker Heights Church of Christ. Aburial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Elliot-HamilFuneral Home, 542 Hickory St. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at thefuneral home. Ruby was a member of Baker HeightsChurch of Christ in Abilene since April 4, 2004. Ruby was born February 26,1928 to Bertha Louise and Clay Andrew Walker of Travelers Rest, South Carolina.She was one of nine children who have all preceded her in death along with herhusband, Joseph Frank Gaines, Sr., USAF, Ret. Ruby and frank had six children;Ann Estelle of Waco, Sheila Smith of Abilene, Lavern Gaines ofHutto, Joseph F. Gaines Jr. of Waco, Valerie Gaines of Jacksonville, FL andDarrell Gaines of Little Elm. She was the grandmother of 16, and manygreat and great-great grandchildren, along with a host of nieces and nephews. {{more}} Ruby was an exceptional wife and motherand raised six children while serving as a military wife. Moving every threeyears with children was not easy but she mastered the task and never missed abeat. She spent her life raising her children to be loving, trustful, andhonorable people. Ruby instilled drive and independence and was alwayssurprised and a little scared when we used these lessons to do multiple things,but yet very proud. Our mother was a courageous and strongwoman and had a strong belief in God. We know she has been rewarded by beingaccepted into the Kingdom of Heaven and we, her children, continue to have aGuardian Angel protecting us as she always has. Rest in peace Mama, your legacywill love on through the love and teachings we share with our children. Untilwe meet again. You mayview and sign the guestbook at http://www.elliotthamilfuneralhome.com/

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