Ruby Jewel Shipley

January 20, 1956 ~ February 3, 2008

Ruby Jewel Shipley, 52, of 310 Ridge Drive, Piney Flats, passed away February 3, 2008 in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Pontiac, Michigan, daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Ruby Faxter Shaffer Osborne. Survivors include; her husband, Ron Shipley, one daughter, Sheina Shipley, Johnson City; two sons, Mikey Shipley and Ronnie Dean Shipley both of Sulphur Springs; four brothers, Charles Ray Osborne of Michigan, John Lee Osborne of Sulphur Springs, Robert "Bird"? Osborne of Piney Flats and Frankie Osborne of North Carolina; two sisters, Sheila Osborne Webster of Elizabethton and Brenda Shipley of Gray; two step brothers; four Grandsons and three Grand daughters; several nieces and nephews. A funeral is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 in the south chapel of the Morris "" Baker Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until time of service at eight. A committal service will be conducted on Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home to leave in precession at 1:15 p.m.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I am sorry for your loss. Ruby was a very special woman. Cindy Robins

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ronnie Dean and family, I am sorry to hear about your mother. She was a very sweet woman and one that I have not forgotten over the years. i am sure she will deeply be missed. Look to God for your comfort and he will see you threw. You and your family will be in my prayers. Lisa Hodges-Lawson

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sheina I am Rissie, the CNA that was with Ruby Friday night. We talked to each other in the hallway quite a bit, and, of course, hugged a lot! I am so sorry for your mom’s passing. Let our Saviour heal you and your family. Hold on to each other during this time and listen to your heart remind you of the many memories. NOTHING can take them away. I hold you and your family in my heart and pray for you. God Bless. Rissie

  4. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Ronnie and family, We are greatly sorry for your loss. Aunt Ruby will certainly be missed by alot of people. We love you all. Dean,Rebekah,Haley,Danielle,Cheyenne and Santana Bird

  5. Anonymous says:

    We are so terribly sorry to hear of your loss. I am Ruby’s former neighbor, now live at the bottom of the hill. I enjoyed standing outside talking with her about our dogs. We are thinking of you at this sad time. Our Sincerest Condolences, Mari Beth Droke and Russell Cross

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi guys, I’m so sorry to hear the news of your mom’s passing. It brings back so much for me, but I’m thankful for the memories. Please know that she would want you all to be happy and to support each other. Let God lead you through this time and thank him that breathing comes naturally. I remember telling myself, “one foot in front of the other.” Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love, Lisa and Mikey Fitzgerald

  7. Anonymous says:

    Sheina This is Brandon hite we went to high school together. I’m sorry for your loss. i justed burried my cousin on Monday his funeral was Sunday night at morris baker. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Sheina, I am so sorry for your loss, I know it has to be hard to go through something like this, just remember who she is with now and how much happier she is than living here on this earth she is with JESUS now!! I love you and your family, your Mom was a very special women and the sweetest person ever she always made me laugh. I love you and if you need anything you know I am here for you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you. Amanda Tucker (Tate)

  9. Anonymous says:

    Ronnie, Ronnie Dean, Mikey, and Sheina, I am so sorry for your loss. Ruby was a remarkable woman. She was a very dear friend and I will miss her everyday. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Lori

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