Ruby Virginia Berry Weakley was transported to her eternal home in Heaven on Wednesday afternoon, October 11, 2023 to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ face to face and to be reunited with her parents, her husband, her youngest daughter, and a host of other family members and friends who have gone on before her. Her life began on this earth on January 31, 1925, as the youngest of five children born to her parents, Elder Joseph Howard Berry and Annie Laura Butler Berry.
Ruby was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Curtis Gilbert Weakley; her daughter, Freida Weakley Pound; her parents; her three sisters, Bessie Breeden, Mazie Nicholson, Mary Lee Hitt; and a brother, Ashby Berry.
Ruby was known for her faith in God, love of family, sewing talents, including making beautiful quilts, afghans, and teddy bears, her beautiful flower gardens, and her love of reading. She read through her Holy Bible multiple times. She enjoyed gathering with family and friends for breakfast at McDonald’s every Wednesday morning. She loved it when granddaughter, Jennifer, and great-grandchildren, Kylie and Caleb, joined in for what became known as “Granny Breakfast” during the summer months when school was out. She cherished her faithful feline companion, Girl, for 18 years prior to moving into Dogwood Village of Orange.
Ruby worshipped the Lord at Sunnybrook Gospel Chapel in Criglersville for many years, followed by Fellowship Baptist Church in Madison. The family would like to thank the kind and dedicated staff at Dogwood Village of Orange for graciously caring for Mom’s needs prior to her homegoing.
Ruby is survived by two daughters, Nellie Weakley Dodson of Stanardsville and Sue Weakley Dodson and husband Donny of Brightwood; a son, John G. Weakley and wife Karen of Midlothian, Va.; four grandchildren, Patricia Southard and husband Roger of Culpeper, Katherine Weakley of Birmingham, Al., Jennifer Jenkins, and husband John of Brightwood, and Jason Pounds and wife Caroline of Charlotteville, Va.; three great- grandchildren, Dillon Southard and wife Seana, Kylie Jenkins, and Caleb Jenkins.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, October 16, 2023 at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison with Pastor Josh Shifflett officiating. Interment will be in Etlan Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home.