Ruby Nell Patrick

Preacher’s Wife, Teacher, Secretary And Counselor For 50 Years

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Ruby Patrick
Ruby Patrick
Ruby Nell Patrick, 84, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.
 
Born Aug. 17, 1933, in her grandmother’s house in Cleburne, Tx., she was the sixth of seven children who were born to John Albert and Maggie Lena Crook. On Oct. 17, 2017, she was embraced by the arms of her loving Savior, whom she served all her life. She graduated from Cleburne High School in 1951 and moved to Fort Worth to work as a secretary at Montgomery Ward.  She met her future husband, Richard, in a Sunday School class at the First Baptist Church in Fort Worth.  He was then a seminary student and they were married Dec. 21, 1952. They moved to Youngstown, Ohio and founded the Bible Baptist Temple where she helped her husband as a preacher’s wife, teacher, secretary and counselor for 50 years. Upon retiring in 2007, they moved to Chattanooga, to spend the last 10 years with some of their children and are members of Grace Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Richard; her children Pamela (Jon) Carter, Carolyn (Dan) Barry, David (Donna) Patrick, Sharon Patrick and Jean (Ron) Thomas.  She has 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, sister, Norma Moore, and sister-in-law, Billie Crook.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Albert and Maggie Lena (Jones) Crook, and siblings Beryl Rives, Virginia Morrow, Willena Athens, John C. Crook and Joyce Brock.
 
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Grace Baptist Church Academy, Student Scholarship Fund, 7815 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
 
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, in the East Brainerd Chapel with Pastor David Patrick officiating.  Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.
 
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, and again from 12-1 p.m. on Friday at the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 8214 East Brainerd Road.
 
Please share your memories at ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.



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