Ruby Austin Burrus

Published 6:56 am Saturday, May 1, 2021

On Monday, April 26, 2021, Ruby Austin Burrus, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend , went to be with the Lord at age 95.

Ruby was born July 5, 1925 in Hatteras, N.C. to Maude and Nacie Austin. She graduated from Hatteras High School and Keys Business College. She worked as a secretary for the U.S. Army Engineers for 3 years during World War II and various other secretarial jobs in the various cities where they lived. She also worked for 8 years with the Bureau of Inspections, City of Chesapeake.

Early in her life she chose Jesus as her Savior and tried to follow His teachings to the best of her ability.  She courageously faced life’s challenges and was a caregiver for others.  She prayed daily that God could use her to be a helper to those in need.

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She volunteered at Chesapeake General Hospital and delivered Meals on Wheels with her husband for 25 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star for 62 years, a member of Deep Creek Senior Citizen’s Club, she was also a teacher of the Women’s Sunday School Class at Deep Creek United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school in the many places they lived.

Ruby was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Dalton L. Burrus.  Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Terry (Jodi, deceased; Janice) Burrus, Linda (Bruce) Hawkinson, Donna (George) Siler, 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, her sister Minerva Johnson, sister-in-law Sharon Burrus, and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Deep Creek United Methodist Church with Pastor Ryan LaRock officiating. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. and a funeral at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Snellings Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Deep Creek United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.snellingsfuneralhome.com.

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