A jewel was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Brady and Pearlie Johnson on March 25, 1923 in Republic, Alabama. Mrs. Ruby Johnson Weaver was also the proud little sister to the late Mrs. Leona Pace. The family later moved to Docena, Alabama.
Mrs. Weaver was married to the late Robert L. Weaver and to this union two daughters Deborah and Angela were born.
Mrs. Ruby J. Weaver attended Docena Elementary and Junior High Schools and Westfield High School. She also attended The Alabama State College for Negroes, now known as The Alabama State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. She later attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she received her AA Teaching Certification and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education.
She confessed Christ at an early age and joined St. Paul C.M.E. Church in Docena, Alabama. After the family moved to Ensley, Alabama she joined Metropolitan C.M.E. Church where she serve faithfully until her health started to fail. She was a member of the Baskerville Gospel Chorus, Missionary Society and President Emeritus of the Stewardess Board. She also served in the past as a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School Principal, and facilitator for the afterschool tutoring program. She was also affectionally known as the Mother of the church.
Her love for educating youth shown when she accepted her first teaching assignment at Panola Elementary in Panola, Alabama. After teaching at Panola Elementary School for two (2) years she accepted a new assignment at Sumpter County Training School where she worked for twenty-eight (28) years. While at Sumpter County Training School she was very active in school functions and was the Senior Advisor. She later taught in Jefferson County School System at E.B. Erwin High School where she retired after eighteen (18) years. Upon retiring she continued to work as substitute teacher and Educational Assistant for Birmingham Public School System at Epic Elementary School.
Mrs. Weaver continued to stay busy in the community also. She worked as an office assistant to Executive Director Judy Poole for the United Methodist Center for Senior Citizens, volunteered delivery for Meals On Wheels Nutritional Program, and Jefferson County Ombudsman. She was also a member of Imperial Chapter #778 PHA-The Order of Eastern Star.
Mrs. Weaver leaves to cherish her precious memories: her loving and caring “girls”, Deborah J. Ward of Birmingham, Alabama and Angela (Gregory) Stone of Alabaster, Alabama; Five grandchildren, Adrianne Y. Stone of Birmingham, Alabama, Kenneth (Coneshia) Stone, Jr. of Pleasant Grove, Alabama, Nykara Ward of Birmingham, Alabama, Brandon (Tiffany) Stone of Fultondale, Alabama, and Brionna Stone of Pleasant Grove, Alabama; Eight great-grandchildren, Cayden Stone, Braylon Stone, Camdyn Curry, Rileigh Walker, Blake Stone, Nyla Marshall, Tyler Stone, and Ella Kai Stone; Niece, Lorna Woodside of Wappingers Falls, New York; Nephew, Errol Pace of Birmingham, Alabama; Goddaughter, Asia Bledsole-McDaniel of Birmingham, Alabama; along with a host of other loving relatives and friends.
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