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Ruby Barrier (11-20-13) service 11-23-13




Ruby Gammill Barrier was born in Tyronza, Ark., on Sept. 8, 1925, the daughter of the late Elbert Eldridge and Lottie Loretta Haynes Gammill. On Aug. 23, 1946, she was united in marriage to Charlie Ermon Barrier, who preceded his wife in death on Oct. 27, 1971.

Mrs. Barrier retired after 40 years from Brown Shoe Company. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Savannah.

Ruby tried to instill in everyone she came in contact with how to be strong in hard times and to look to the Lord in our time of need. Ruby had hope that everyone would be saved. The greatest gift she was given was love, and it was a gift that could only have been from God. No matter what, she never stopped loving and she never stopped praying. Today she is in heaven on her knees praying and pleading with the Lord to protect and comfort her family. She is still asking – Are you ready? Are you ready to see my Savior and yours – Jesus Christ? She has seen the heavenly Father in all His glory. She would want all of us to be rejoicing because she made it to heaven. She has made it home. As we mourn here on earth, the heavens are rejoicing, and she is rejoicing.

Mrs. Barrier departed this life on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Savannah, at the age of 88 years, 2 months and 12 days. She is survived by one daughter, Linda Seaton Struder and her husband Ed of Jackson, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Kristi Seaton Turnbow, Timothy Ellis Seaton II, Clint Edward Struder, Rhonda Hill and Alicia Ivey; eight great-grandchildren, Timothy Ellis (Trae) Seaton III, Madison Nabors, Justin Smith, Addison Hill, Alex Ivey, Mason Ivey, Mackenzie Ivey and Bradley Barrier; two sisters, Shirley Cooke of Clifton, Tenn. and Lottie Ruth Syr and her husband Darwin of Phoenix, Ariz.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Lonnie David Barrier, one sister, Dorothy Broyles; one brother, William Samuel Gammill and two brotherin-laws, Tommy Cooke and Earl Broyles and one grandchild, Charles David Barrier

At every thought that you have of Ruby Barrier she would want you to have a thought about God. You will find peace in that. We will all miss her, but because of knowing God we will never forget her.

Services were held on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Michael Roach officiating. Burial followed at Memory Gardens in Savannah.




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