Ruby Lee Elliott, 90, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at her residence, following a brief illness.
She was born in Carter County to the late Clayton and Mary Elizabeth Rainbolt Ward. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Elliott, on November 8, 1996; a son, John Donovan Elliott; three grandchildren, Cassie Elliott, John Elliott Jr. and Gary Lynn Elliott; two sisters, Beatrice Whaley and Louise Raines; an infant sister and an infant brother; and four brothers, Frank, Tom, Ira and Edward Ward.
Mrs. Elliott was retired from the Johnson City Medical Center as an LPN, where she had served for 19 years. She was a member of Little Milligan Baptist Church.
Mrs. Elliott loved gardening and flowers, and being with her grandchildren and her dogs.
Survivors include a daughter, Ms. Brenda Elliott, Elizabethton; three sons, Richard Elliott and wife Linda, Johnson City, Gerald Elliott and wife Becky, High Springs, Fla., and Keith Elliott and wife Robin, Elizabethton; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Elliott, Elizabethton; a brother, Fredrick Ward and wife Denise, Elizabethton; two sisters, Marjorie Pearson and Judy Mick and husband Bruce, all of Elizabethton; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and four special friends, Jan Williams, Tammy Winters, Patricia Ward and Tom Ward.
The funeral service for Mrs. Elliott will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Nick Bradshaw officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, prior to the service, or at the residence at anytime. The graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Richie Elliott, Jeremy Elliott, Adam Elliott, Phillip Grant, Robert Hagy and Wayne Berry. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Ward and friends and neighbors. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Elliott family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.