Ruby Louise Gregory Gee

Published 12:54 pm Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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Mrs. Ruby Louise Gregory Gee, age 92 of Drakes Branch, passed away on February 9, 2020 in Cheverly, Maryland. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Hilary Gregory, Sr. and Mrs. Lucille Elam Gregory.

Preceding her in death, along with her parents and husband, are four sisters, Irene G. Pridgen, Anne Lucille Gregory, Hilda Gregory, and Elaine G. Williams; and three brothers, Edward Allen, Hillary III, and Hilton Gregory.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn ReNita Gee Austin ( Rev. Jerome Austin) of Cheverly, Maryland; four grandchildren, Jesse LaMonte Austin of Lanham, Maryland, LaShawn Denise Austin Early (Darnell) of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Isaiah Blakely Austin and Kevin Bernard Austin of Cheverly, Maryland; nine great-grandchildren, Darniesha, Erin, Eyan, Xavier, Lamont, Ashton, Andrew, Elijah, and Trinity; one Goddaughter, Valerie Jeffress; one Grand-Goddaughter, Stephanie Alexander Smith; two sisters, Mable G. Johnson (Dwight) and Linda G. Collins (Gerald); two brothers, Louise D. Gregory and James K. Gregory; one nephew raised as a brother, Steven A. Gregory (Cynthia); one brother-in-law, McKinley Gee; two sisters-in-law, Betty Gregory and Mary Frances Gee; one aunt, Frances Roberts; a myriad of cousins, especially her cousin who was like a brother, William Henry Gregory; numerous nieces and nephews who she loved dearly; and an abundance of family, friends, and students from many generations.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Southside Virginia Community College in Keysville with interment in Gregory Family Cemetery in Drakes Branch. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at St. Michael Baptist Church in Drakes Branch. Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Brookneal.