Ruby Tolson Perkins

November 9, 1938 ~ February 16, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Ruby Perkins Obituary

Ruby Lee Tolson Perkins was the fourth child born to George and Ellen Tolson on November 9, 1938 in Sumter County, AL. Later the family moved to Demopolis, AL.

Ruby Lee attended John Essex High School. As a teenager Ruby Lee was admired for her sense of style and her signature walk.

In her travels to New Orleans, LA she met her husband by the name of (The Late) Jessie Perkins.  

As a servant leader she served her community, her church, and took care of her family. She was employed by Winwood Inn for over 40 years. Many people called on Ruby Lee for her culinary skills. With a special touch of love she had a unique way she cut and cooked collard greens. As a faithful and devoted servant of Mt Zion #1 she served on the usher board for over 50 years.

Ruby Lee’s greatest joy was her family. She always spoke highly and was eager to introduce or show pictures of her daughter and granddaughter. Over the years she adopted so many people and always was feeding somebody.

As time aged on, she indeed enjoyed her golden years and spending time at “the center” with the classy and sassy seniors. Together they traveled, loved shopping at Ross, and eating from restaurant to restaurant.

For those who remain to cherish her memory: A loving and devoted daughter Lenette (Kenneth) Morgan; a caring granddaughter, Keshanti’ (Alex) Flowers; the apples of her eyes, great grandchildren Austin and McKenzie. Her best friend and brother, Robert Sanders – brothers, George (Ethel) Tolson and Joe (Ella) Tolson; sister, Hattie Tolson Richardson and Pearlie Mae (William) Lee. Sister-in-law; Josie Tolson and adopted sister; Jean Clanton. A dedicated nephew; Harrison Giles. Goddaughter; Patsy Richardson, a host of other family member’s, and The Classy and Sassy Seniors.

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February 24, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kirksey's Mortuary
3500 Avenue I Ensley
Birmingham, AL 35218

February 25, 2023

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mt Zion Church #1 Baptist Church
30 Hwy 80 East
Demopolis, AL 36732

Funeral Service
February 25, 2023

12:00 PM
Mt Zion Church #1 Baptist Church
30 Hwy 80 East
Demopolis, AL 36732

February 25, 2023

1:00 PM
Moscow Provident Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
33770 AL Highway 28
Demopolis, AL 36732


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