Ruby Beatrice Sizemore

  • Born: March 19, 1932
  • Died: March 17, 2010
  • Location: Beckley, West Virginia

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Ruby Beatrice Sizemore

Ruby Beatrice Sizemore, born March 19, 1932 and departed this world on March 17, 2010 due to a sudden illness. She was 78 years old.
Ruby was the loving wife of the late Rev. Sherman Sizemore, Jr. and the daughter of the late John and Annie Roberts. She was also preceded in death by a son, James Sherman Sizemore III, her siblings, Bernard, Roy, and Paul Roberts and one sister Violet Mae Shrewsberry.
Ruby and her late husband Sherman were married fifty eight years. In that time they devoted their life to their family, but most of all to Ministry and the work of the Beckley Freewill Baptist Conference.
During these years, she was always faithfully working in the background witnessing, mentoring, and devoting her life to her husbands ministry. She was a virtuous woman who was dedicated to family and God’s work. She is the last founding member of the Herndon Freewill Baptist Church that was founded in 1954, and was currently active in the Bradley Freewill Baptist Church.
Family left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Lenoka, and husband , James Graham, Sheila and husband, Clarence Dickens, both of Beckley, and Cleila and husband, Randy Spratt, of Salisbury, NC; a son, Kevin and wife, Tena Sizemore, of Morganton, NC; a daughter-in- law, Karen Sizemore of Charlotte, NC. She also had 13 grandchildren; and twenty great- grandchildren that thought the world of their “Granny Ruby”; and a brother, J.C. And wife Kitty Roberts of Virginia Beach, VA.
Services will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Bradley Freewill Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be from 1-3 PM. Funeral services will start at 3 PM with the Pastor Wayne Peters officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I love u grannyruby! u are in deep memory of your family! We will miss u dearly but we all know u r in a better place!

Posted by Sydney Hicks - Charlotte, NC - Great-Granddaughter   April 06, 2010


I love her sooooo much I cried my eyes out:( But we all know she is in a better place now:)!

Posted by Westin Hicks - Great Great Grandson   April 06, 2010

SO sorry we can't be there,but our love and prayers are with you. WE love you all very much. We loved Shermon and Ruby so very much.Two great warriors for the Lord are finally home together.

Posted by Dallas & Nina Clay - Beckley, WV - friends of the family   March 20, 2010

We are very sorry to hear about Ruby. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Pauline Simpson and famiily

Posted by Pauline Simpson - Beckley, WV - friend   March 19, 2010

Dearest Karen and Family of Ruby Sizemore: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Sizemore. I pray for you all through this time of grief. I know you've all suffered your share of loss, but this is Heaven's gain. Love to all of you, Rosa

Posted by Rosa McKinney - Tuscaloosa, AL - Friend   March 19, 2010

Deepest sympathy from the Calvin & Jean Belcher family.

Posted by Carolyn Belcher - Herndon, WV   March 19, 2010


Lynoka, Sheila, Clelia, Kevin and all the grandkids. My heart goes out to you. I pray that God will heal the pain that you are going thru right now. I know how you feel. The loss of a Mother is certainly hard to get over. When I look at Aunt Ruby's picture, I can see Mom in her so much. I love each of you and if there is anything that you need, please do not hesitate to call on me. Love and Prayers to each of you.

P.S. I still make the "Impossible Pie" that she showed me how to make when we visited her and Uncle Jr. on Herndon Heights.

Posted by Joyce Ann Lilly - Glen Morgan, WV, WV - Niece   March 19, 2010

This message is from Robin Hatcher and Mary Ann Thompson from the Cool Ridge Freewill Baptist church.

I don't know that we will be able to make the service on Saturday. At this point I'm not sure that I can get a babysitter for my 3 children. However, Mary and I want to send our condolences to your lovely family. Your mother and father meant the world to us. They were both very special people who clearly loved the Lord with all their heart. My husband was saved under Rev. Sizemore. Ruby was truly a virtuous woman. She was a wonderful example of what a christian woman should be. She helped us some many times when she called to check on us. We visited with her twice in her home and then on the phone numerous times. She will be missed in this world. However, we can looked forward to meeting with her again in Heaven. We so loved her! I was glad I was afford the opportunity by you the family to see her one last time at the hospital. I got to say goodbye to her and that meant the world to me. We are going to miss her so much!

Posted by Robin Hatcher and Mary Ann Thompson - Flat Top, WV - Friends   March 18, 2010

The staff of Blue Ridge Funeral Home would like to extend their deepest condolences to the family in their deepest time of need.

Posted by Blue Ridge Funeral Home    March 18, 2010