Ruby Laws Stevens

September 24, 1922 ~ December 11, 2016

Born in: Erwin, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Ruby Laws Stevens, 94, of Johnson City, died Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Johnson City Medical Center. Ruby was a native of Erwin, the daughter of the late David and Laura Jarrett Laws. She had lived in Johnson City for most of her life. Ruby was retired from Klopman Mills. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and enjoyed reading her Bible and embroidery. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by five brothers, Charles ?Porter", Howard, Clang ?H.C.", Alfred Ray, and David Herbert Laws. She is survived by: her husband of 70 years, William L. Stevens; one son, Jerry Stevens and his wife Sherry; two granddaughters, Lisa Parrish and her husband Dwight, and Lori Peterson and her husband Michael; two great grandchildren, Kristin and Stephen Parrish; and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. The family of Ruby Laws Stevens will receive friends from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in the Morris-Baker Dogwood Chapel. The funeral will follow at 7:30 pm under the direction of Rev. Pete Tackett and Rev. Kenneth Kyker, with special music by Pam Bailey. A committal service is scheduled for 11:00 am Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Rev. Richard Long officiating. Active pallbearers will be: Dwight Parrish, Michael Peterson, Mike Cohran, John Brown, Bill Adams, and Danny Clark. Honorary pallbearers are Roy Garvin, Alen Johnson, Perry Whitaker, Gary Whetsell, and Clint Nelson. Minister, family, and friends are requested to meet at Morris-Baker by 10:15 am Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in her memory be made to Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund, 1014 Antioch Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Even though I did not know Ruby personally, I just want to give my most heartfelt sympathy to all of her family. May you find comfort in your special memories. True, remembering those time may be painful at first, but in time, those memories will help you to heal. So while grief at the loss of your dear Ruby is certainly great, the joy you will have at welcoming her back in the resurrection will be so much greater! Yes, there will be a time when you can see your loved ones who have died again. In the Bible, John 5:28 says, "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." Also, Psalms 37:29 says "The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it." How comforting to know that Ruby is only resting, just sleeping in death, waiting to be resurrected on earth by God, and finally see all those that she loved, again. May you also find comfort in this scripture, God "will swallow up death forever, [He] will wipe away the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25:8) Can you see with your mind’s eye: death, completely gone, living forever on a paradise earth, and never having to live without our loved ones ever again. May our Heavenly Father be with you and your family. With Deepest Sympathy, The Ward Family More comforting scriptures… (Revelation 21:4) (1 Peter 5:7). [email protected]

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jerry and Sherry, please accept my condolences on your loss. I will have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Anonymous says:

    We are sorry for your loss and are praying . for you. Please let us know if we can serve you in any way. Calvary Baptist Church Elizabethton, TN. 37643 225 Holly Lane Dr.Kenneth Jordan Even though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23/4

  4. Anonymous says:

    May The Lord comfort this wonderful family during this time and blessings to Bill for his service to our country.

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