Ruby Marie Williamson


In Loving

Ruby Marie Williamson

June 14, 1931- May 23, 2020

Ruby Marie Williamson, 88 of Goochland, went to her Heavenly home on May 23, 2020.

Ruby was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was a homemaker who cared for her family, friends and community.  Ruby served the Lord and faithfully attended and supported Fork of Willis Baptist Church all of her life.

Ruby is survived by children; Elizabeth Butler, Lois Lang, Ruth Maxey, and Roger Bowles, eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; two brothers; Howard Thurston and Ernest Thurston; three sisters; Margaret Holland, Myrtle Thurston and Mary Tyson.

She is preceded in death by her first husband Andrew Bowles, children Betty Browning and Andrew Bowles, Jr., second husband, Harry Williamson, parents, Hanard and Pearl Ragland Thurston, and brothers James and John Thurston.

Ruby enjoyed working in her garden, canning vegetables, having and attending yard sales.  She was a giver to others and never failed to express what her Lord and Savior had done for her.  She appreciated the simple things in life and made a lifelong impression with those she met, never meeting a stranger.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID virus conditions it is necessary that the family hold a private service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fork of Willis Baptist Church. 1423 Columbia Road, Columbia, Virginia. 23038.

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  1. Kathy Bowles May 26, 2020 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    We lost the strongest woman I ever knew. Her faith was unshakable and I love her very much

    • Melvin Ray Lang Jr May 26, 2020 at 9:28 pm - Reply

      She was the best Grandma anyone could ask for. She always gave to others and loved everyone. I will miss you Granny.

      Melvin Lang Jr

  2. Shirley Bath May 26, 2020 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    May God give strength to those who are grieving this loss. May her legacy live on through her family. Prayers for you all during this difficult time. 🙏

  3. Mary Tyson May 26, 2020 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    My love and prayers go out to all the family. A great loss to you but she is resting in the arms of Jesus now. Completely happy. Love all of you very much.

  4. Lois Lang May 26, 2020 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    Mother; my best friend, caretaker, the one that wiped my tears,there to hold my hand, listen to all my nonsense, there to share some
    wonderful memories on trips to Cape Hatteras, teach me from a child about the Lord, made sure I was feed, even when you didn’t
    know where the next meal might come from. Mother, you keep me warm when there was more than 14″ of snow on the ground. You
    sit by my side for months when I was in the hospital, never leaving my side. What a wonderful and loving MOTHER you are and always will be to me. I will greatly miss you and having those lovely holidays with you., never forgetting the trip to Grand Canyon and
    then to California. coming home you said ” are we through Texas yet” then you said “I don’t think we will ever get through this
    state, this is the longest state I have ever seen” and we all had to laugh. These are the memories I will cherish. I Love you, Moma
    always and forever, but you are with your Lord now and I am at peace with that.Rejoice with Jesus and his Angels now, because you are one.

  5. Dale Bowles May 27, 2020 at 1:12 am - Reply

    We lost the staple of what we all should arrive for in life. Her light is a guidence that we all should follow and live by. There never has been a person whose footsteps everyone should follow in. She was an unbelievable woman whose faith and love was unfathomable and unbreakable. She is and will always be a huge part of the person I have become today. I know that we all have one amazing angel looking down on us and guiding us through life.

  6. Dewitt Schneider May 27, 2020 at 1:44 am - Reply

    Ruby Bowles made a lasting impression on all who got to know her. We are forever linked in life and after as Family. I was always amazed by her strength of character and how she was an extremely loyal and dedicated Mother and Matriarch. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her Dear Family. Her strength runs though the veins of all she reared and raised. I only wished I could have visited before her passing. Sincere Condolences, your Schneider Family – CAPT Nathan Dewitt (Dewey) Schneider, USN

    • Lois Lang March 21, 2021 at 7:10 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comment you made on my mother’s behalf. We all miss her so much. It has almost been a year now. It is hard to realize. She is looking after all of us now. She Loved you and your family very much. Spoke of you often, and was proud of what you had accomplished in like. We all miss you very much. Love to you and family.

      To: Dewitt Schneider Lois Lang

  7. Paula kittrell May 27, 2020 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Bless your sweet heart granny!! Can’t believe you’re gone but so glad where you are right now. Thank you Jesus. You always had some kind of canned vegetable for me when you came to get your haircut. I was cleaning the trunk of my car out last week and there was two jars that I needed to give you. So thankful that you were in my life for so many years and I got to call you granny. I don’t think I ever called you by your name. 😊 I will definitely miss you and I sure do love you but I’m so happy you are with Jesus right now. Hopefully some day I will join you. Love you granny.🥰🥰🥰❤️

  8. Jane nuckols May 30, 2020 at 8:30 am - Reply

    I am so sorry for your lost. Prayers for comfort as you all travel this difficult road

  9. Jamie Childress May 31, 2020 at 12:40 am - Reply

    I’ll miss you Aunt Ruby ❤️

  10. Cheryl Lough May 31, 2020 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Prayers for comfort and strength.

  11. Cotton & Judy Proffitt May 31, 2020 at 3:10 am - Reply

    Thoughts and Prayers are with Family and Friends at this time of loss.

  12. Nancy Morrison May 31, 2020 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Loved Ruby so much! I will miss your sweet smile and kindness. I know you are in Heaven with your Savior! I will see you again on Heaven’s Shore. ❤️

  13. Sandra Amos Kidwell June 11, 2020 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Ruby you have always been loved and a part of our family as far back as I can remember. I grew up with your children Betty Jean and Baby Brother also until the Lord saw fit to take them home. You have always provided for your family and LOVED THEM UNCONDITIONALLY. You were my Mama’s dearest friend since you were both 16 years ago. I love you and your family and you will always have a special place in my heart. You were truly a servant of our Lord, teaching all you knew about our Heavenly Father, ,and always gave Him all the glory. You will surely be missed by all your family and everyone whom ever knew you. Rest in Peace and tell my Daddy and Nathan how much we love and miss them. Sandra

  14. Lois Lang January 16, 2021 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Miss you every day. Especially , when I go home. Best mother , you was my ROSE here on earth!

  15. Lois Lang January 29, 2021 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Always on my mine

  16. Lois Lang February 14, 2021 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Moma, you will always be my Angel here on Earth. God granted me with such a beautiful gift while you were here with us. I thank God every DAY for his BLESSINGS . I am sending you Lots of LOVE from down here below on this VALENTINE,S DAY to HEAVEN

  17. Lois Lang May 8, 2021 at 4:46 am - Reply

    Hello Moma, It is me, your daughter, Lois Ann. I am sitting up now just to make a call to you in HEAVEN, to say ” HAPPY MOTHER,S DAY” and I MISS YOU VERY MUCH. I know that you already know that. I LOVE you and miss you. We will be together when JESUS calls me HOME to be with him. Glad you are with the LORD.

  18. Lois Lang June 24, 2021 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    want to sent Happy Birthday wishes to you in Heaven! June 14th Was thinking about you all day. We shared a special day back in 1990 0n this day. Our LORD blessed me with a new life with a donor heart and it was on your birthday. What a beautiful gift the Lord gave Both of us. Will never forget all the blessing the Lord do for all of us here on this earth. I know the Lord already know, but thank him again for me.

  19. Lois A Lang August 29, 2021 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Sitting here thinking about all the wonderful memories we shared. Miss you so much moma,but I thank my Lord everyday that you did not suffer . He took you peacefully. I do pray everyday like you taught me to do. I am happy and I have excepted my Lord wholly.I pray that others would too. I am not the person I use to be ,but I am still wanting to be more than I am for GOD

  20. Lois A Lang December 12, 2021 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Dear Mom,
    The birth of our LORD JESUS CHRIST is approaching as you know. We are getting ready to celebrate his birth. We are all excited
    to come together at this time of year to thank him for what he has blessed us with and the blessing our LORD has bestowed upon
    us all. Health, family, friends, peace, joy, hope, and the love we share, and all he provide. Most of all for his LOVE and dying on the cross for us, to FORGIVE us. It is a time to share and give , be king to one another like you taught us to be. Thank you mother for all you did to help raise me to be kind to others. Sending love to HEAVEN.Hope you have beautiful lights shining for Christmas.

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