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Ruby Ellen Lester

March 25, 1959 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Ruby Lester Obituary

Ruby Ellen Lester, 64 of Long Branch passed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 from her home.  Born on March 25, 1959 she was the daughter of the late Mary Belle (Ellis) and Dave Lester.

In addition to her parents, Ruby is also preceded in death by her biological sister: Jean (Rush) Cline.

After the passing of her parents, Ruby was cared for by her grandmother, Ethel Lester, followed by the late Buford (Lana) Lester with the help of Zelda Lester and Net (Scott) Sowards.  Ruby’s final home was with her best friends, Seth, and Lisa Kennedy, whom she deeply loved and desired to be with. 

Ruby had two other sisters who loved and cared for her: Erica (Christopher) Blankenship, and Felicia (Noah) Cline, of Clearfork, WV.  Ruby loved and enjoyed a host of nieces and nephews, including Bristol Cline and Xander and Xena Blankenship.

Ruby had many special friends, including all of “The Morgan’s” and “The Kennedy’s”:  Paula (Don) Gibson, Paul Morgan, Gene Morgan, Effie Kennedy, Mary Bell Banks, Lorraine Lester, Hailey Kenneda, Sandy Morgan, and Karen (Leon) Christian.  Ruby is survived by her biological sister: Emma (Virgil) Steele.

Ruby enjoyed life to the fullest.  She lived in the “Here and Now” and worried nothing about the future.  She absolutely loved drinking coffee, not just in the mornings, but all throughout the day.  She also enjoyed watching game shows, doing small chores, sitting on the porch in the rocking chair, going to the State Fair and to Tennessee, but most of all, she loved listening to music on Felicia’s iPhone.

Friends may gather with the family Wednesday, January 31st, 2024 after 6:00 pm at the Long Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Simon, WV.  Funeral services will commence there at the church on Thursday, February 1st, 2024 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Rocky Morgan and Rev. Todd Kennedy officiating.  Burial will follow in the Morgan Cemetery, Long Branch Mountain, Simon, WV.

Ruby will be carried to her resting place by pallbearers: Chris and Ryan Blankenship, Noah Cline, Ethan and RJ Stapleton, and John Adams.

Ruby was a true and pure child of God and will be greatly missed beyond measure by all who knew and loved her.

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January 31, 2024

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Long Branch Freewill Baptist Church
Long Branch Rd.
Simon, WV 24882

Funeral Service
February 1, 2024

1:00 PM
Long Branch Freewill Baptist Church
Long Branch Rd.
Simon, WV 24882


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