February 1, 1947 - January 29, 2019
Ms. Ruby Mae Ingram, 71, of 101 Emory Drive, Eatonton, Ga., departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 at the residence of her daughter surrounded by her family in Covington, Ga. Ruby is a retired employee of the United States Postal Service.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at County Line Primitive Baptist Church, 120 Neriah Road, Milledgeville, Ga. Elder Tony Goggins officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Ruby Mae Ingram was born on Feb. 1, 1947 to the late Thelma “Bush” Waller and Louise Waller in Eatonton. Ruby is the oldest of 11 children. In 1964, the family moved to Miami, Fla. Ruby graduated from Miami North Dade High School and later became a Candy Striper at Jackson Memorial Hospital. She wanted to pursue a career in nursing and decided to move back two her roots in Georgia. After attending Fort Valley State, Ruby decided that nursing wasn’t the career for her. Then she moved to Eatonton to stay with her grandmother, the late Eloisa Evans. Ruby worked at Enterprise upon her return, which is where she met the late Walter “Byrd” Ingram. They married and were blessed with three children, Antonio Ingram (Adjwona), De’Lacy Ingram and Lawanda Thompson; and nine grandchildren, Frederick Stokes, Ke’Andre Stokes, Antonio Ingram, Jr, Dejiah Weaver, Dijon Weaver, Destaniee Ingram, Trayvious Ingram, Traylan Thompson and Kayla Thompson; and one great-grandson, Brenden Bloodsaw. Ruby was hired at the United States Postal Service in 1981. She was the first African-American female letter carrier in Eatonton and Milledgeville. In her free time, she loved gardening, cooking and quilting. She blessed many loved ones with quilts and good homecooked meals.
Ruby is survived by five sisters and five brothers, Francis Keckley (Horace), Mary Brown (Doyle), Carolyn Wright (John), Sylvia Robinson (Calvin), Sharon Dobson, Willie James Waller, Herman Waller, Bobby Waller (Darlene), Kennedy Waller, and Ronnie Simms. Ruby was also survived by eight sisters and brothers-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and true friends.
Services entrusted to Bernard’s Family Funeral Care, LLC, The Eatonton Chapel, 103 Willie Bailey Street, Eatonton, GA 31024, (706) 485-4494.