RUBY BAKER HEARNE
Born: July 5th, 1940
Died: May 8th, 2023
ROCKY MOUNT – Ruby Baker Hearne, age 82, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2023. Born in Lancaster County, SC on July 5, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Rodgers Alec Baker, Sr. and Virginia Rollings Baker. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Joe Cornelius Hearne, Sr.; and her brothers, Rodgers Alec Baker, Jr. and Marvin Alexander Baker.
Ruby retired with Abbott Laboratories after a 22-year career in Quality Control. She was a longtime member of Englewood United Methodist Church and served in many capacities including the choir, hand bells, prayer blankets, and bereavement. Ruby was an avid reader and she loved to walk, especially at Myrtle Beach. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, and will be truly missed by all who knew her.
Ruby is survived by her sons, Joe “Joey” Cornelius Hearne, Jr. and wife, Casey, of Spring Grove, VA and James “Jimmy” Christopher Hearne and wife, Stephanie, of Rocky Mount; her grandchildren, Brysun Hearne and wife, Alaina, Jordan Webb and wife, Jordan, Joshua Webb and wife, Victoria, Hannah West, and Austin West; and her great-grandchildren, Landen Webb and Colesyn Webb.
A Celebration of Ruby’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Rev. Keith Griffin officiating. Visitation with the family will follow the service in the Atrium of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home until 1:00 PM.
A Private Family Inurnment Service will take place at Rocky Mount Memorial Park Garden of Memories Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ruby’s memory to Meals on Wheels of Rocky Mount, PO Box 7611, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 or Alzheimer's Association Eastern NC, 5171 Glenwood Ave., Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27612.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.