Ruby Ellen Lemly


In Loving

Ruby Ellen Lemly

Jul 09, 1926 – Apr 28, 2014

Ruby Ellen Henrickson Lemly, 87, of Glen Allen, VA (formerly of Salisbury, NC), was called Home by her Savior on April 28, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was the last surviving child born to Robert and Lottie Henrickson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Robert B. Lemly, Jr., a daughter Debra Safrit and a granddaughter Katy Davis. She is survived by daughters Cathy Davis (Leroy) of Glen Allen, VA and Lori Griffin (Billy) of Rocky Mount, NC and by her son Duane Lemly of Glen Allen, VA. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren (Kristin, Adam, Matthew, Mark and Becky), 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and dear friends. Ruby was a long time member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Salisbury.A funeral will be held at 11:00 am Thursday May 1, 2014 at Hopeful Baptist Church in Montpelier, VA. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the funeral service. A graveside service will also be held at Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury, NC at 2 p.m. on Friday May 2, 2014.The family would like to express our deep appreciation to the nurses and staff of Hospice of Virginia and the Virginia Cancer Institute for the wonderful care and compassion shown our Mother.Your consideration of a memorial gift to Samaritan’s Purse (P.O. Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607) in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.



  1. Pam Wright July 18, 2019 at 11:05 am - Reply

    We love you Ms. Ruby!

  2. Pam Price July 18, 2019 at 11:05 am - Reply

    It was a honor to know Ruby. The world would be a better place if there were more people like her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this time.

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