On December 29, 2019, the Lord returned to whisper “Well Done” in Ruby Deloach Arnold’s ear.
Ruby, affectionately known as “Auntie”, was born on April 27, 1922 to the late Bennie and Melrose Deloach in Bulloch County, Georgia.
Auntie was educated in Bulloch County School System and at the age of 19, she relocated to New York City. While in New York, she met and married Mr. Emmit Arnold. She dedicated her life to Christ and was baptized by Rev. Thomas Harrison at Ebenezer Baptist Church on March 18, 1957. She was a soldier in the army of the Lord and stood on the frontline as the Vice President of the Usher Board. She later transferred her membership to New Life Baptist Church, under the direction of Rev. John Marshall, and served on the Mother Board.
Auntie worked for John Matouk and Co. for over 30 years and remained friends with his son, Mr. George Matouk, for many years thereafter. After retiring, she became a Foster Grandmother for United Cerebral Palsy.
In 1996, Auntie relocated to Augusta, Georgia to be closer to her siblings. She remained a Foster Grandmother at Floyd Head Start. She continued her spiritual journey at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, under the direction of Rev. Dr. Clyde Hill, Sr., and was a dedicated member of the Senior Citizens’ Ministry.
Auntie was preceded by her parents Bennie and Melrose Deloach, her siblings Eloise Johnson, Walter (Ruby) Deloach, James (Irene) Deloach, Mary Deloach, Wallace (Margie) Deloach.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Craig R Tremble Funeral Home, Statesboro.
Homegoing Celebration Services will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Saint Paul Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Ms. Arnold will lie-in-state from noon until funeral hour with no viewing after the eulogy. Interment will be held at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery off of Kennedy Bridge Road.
Craig R. Tremble Funeral Home is in charge of the services.
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