“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10
Ruby Mae Morgan Workman, 86, 1100 Fremont Drive, Johnson City, went to join her loving husband and heavenly father on Sunday, December 9, 2012.
Ruby was born on April 17, 1926, a daughter of Blaine and Roxie Morgan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, James Ralph Workman Sr. in 2010; brothers, James, Kenneth, Ronald “Lee” Tyrone and Robert Morgan; sisters, Savannah LeClerc, Kathleen Whitson and Rosa Lee Morgan; and a great-great-grandson, Noah Ferren.
Ruby was a beautiful, caring, selfless lady who extended the kindness of her Heavenly Father to all. She was a member of Keystone Free Will Baptist Church and will be missed greatly by her friends and church family.
Survivors include one sister, Ruthie Saylor of Elizabethton; one son James R. “Jim” Workman Jr. and wife Linda of Gray; four daughters, Mary Jane Scott of Johnson City, Marie Thomason and husband Ernie of Erwin, Teresa Kelly and husband Richard of Johnson City, Amber Leach and husband Dean of Johnson City; and her “adopted” children, Brenda and Gene Deloach. Survivors also include 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Mrs. Workman will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, with Pastor Richard Kelly, Pastor Terry Jones and the Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Music will be under the direction of Brenda DeLoach-Trio, Pure River and Mike Presnell. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 p.m. until the service hour or other times at Ruby’s home. The graveside and committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 13, at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Ruby’s grandsons will count it an honor to serve as pallbearers and include Kenny and Timmy Scott, Scotty Thompson, Greg and Brad Workman, Jeremy and Nick Kelly, Brandon and Jerrod Ferren and Chip Thomason. Everyone is asked to meet the family at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. The family extends a gracious thank you to CARIS Hospice for their compassionate, supportive care, especially Noni Weir, RN, Stacey Wright, RN, and Tracy Cox, RN, Dr. David Moulton, Dr. Martin Palmeri, Dr. Kyle Colvet, and the nurses of the 2400 and 7500 wings at Johnson City Medical Center, especially Rebecca French, RN, Holly Carter, RN, Rebecca Denman, RN, and Josh Mathis, RN. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601, (423) 926-2921, or to Keystone Freewill Baptist Church, 110 Bettie Street, Johnson City, TN 37601, (423) 975-5400. Online condolences may be shared through www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171, is proudly serving the Workman family.