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Ruby Barnes Newsome

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Ruby Barnes Newsome, 82, peacefully entered Heaven Thursday evening, July 18, 2019, surrounded by her family.

A funeral service will be held at Fremont Free Will Baptist Church at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21. Immediately following the service, there will be a brief visitation in the fellowship hall and graveside service at Elmwood Cemetery.

Ruby was a loving, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Carlton Ray Crocker.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Winstead (Cornell) of Kernersville; son, Jerry Crocker (Sara) of Kenly; stepdaughters, Debbie Sullivan (Rev. Ricky) of Goldsboro, Dana Toler (and the late Jimmy Toler) of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Melissa Hunt (Dave), Jessica Blake (A.J.), Glenn Crocker (Jessica), Lee Crocker, Will Crocker (Sasha), Alyson Vester (Daniel), Natalie Westbrook (Matthew); and step-grandchildren, Brock Ham, Jeremy Ham, Jennifer Langston, Patty Smith (Jeff), Jo-Ann (Mike), Christy Carter (Ron). She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren; and 25 five step-grandchildren.

She was supported in love by Georgia Barnes, Sandra Barnes, Sue Barnes, and Danny and Darlene Newsome.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Floyd Lorenzo Newsome; her beloved parents, Simon Glenn Barnes and Pauline Lee Barnes; and her adoring brothers, Billy Barnes, Frank Barnes and Mack Barnes.

Ruby was a devout Christian; she loved the Lord with all her heart and practiced a strong faith in the Lord. Her greatest accomplishment in life was her family, whom she loved unconditionally. One of her favorite pastimes was working in her garden, taking care of her yard and enjoying the beautiful flowers her hard work produced. She leaves behind a legacy of love, wisdom and faith. Family is where her life began and where her love will never end.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fremont Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 487, Fremont, NC 27830.

“Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.” Proverbs 31:25

Arrangements are by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive N., Wilson, www.wilsonmemorialservice.com.