OBITUARIES

Ruby Mason Clark
June 4, 1914 - February 10, 2017

Ruby Mason Clark, beloved wife of Thomas James Clark, only daughter of James H. and Julia E. Mason, sister of Alan and Joe Mason, all of whom predeceased her, departed this life on the afternoon of February 10, 2017 at the age of 102 years. Aunt Ruby, as she was affectionately called by those of us who knew her, was a delightful, humorous, and deeply spiritual person. Never one to speak ill of others, always there to help in times of need, perhaps her greatest attribute was her adamant refusal to let the silliness of life get to her. As one of her nieces once said, “Aunt Ruby just doesn’t sweat the small stuff.”

Aunt Ruby’s devotion to her lifelong boyfriend, Uncle Tom, was well known throughout this community. She and Uncle Tom enjoyed 58 years of wedded bliss. They could often be seen walking together in the local parks, always holding hands—he, a giant of a man and she his diminutive admirer. She was a devout Baptist and he an equally devout Catholic, yet they shared a common spirit and a common belief in the good graces of God and His plans—not theirs—for their lives here and hereafter.

We will miss our dear Aunt Ruby as she leaves us to cherish her memories: devoted nephews, Dr. Woody Mason and Eddie C. “Buddy” William; Devoted nieces: Diane Mason and Kathleen Williams and many friends and loving caregivers.

The Family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Plaza Community Living Center and the good people of Gentiva Hospice for their many hours devoted to the care and well-being of Aunt Ruby.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to First Baptist Church of Pascagoula, MS in her honor.

Graveside Service will be held Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, 10:00am, at Union Cemetery at corner of Martin Luther King and Union Street in Moss Point with Rev. Dennis Ray Smith officiating.

You may send condolences to her family at www.obryantokeefe.com