Nov. 15, 2023
2:30 p.m.

Ruby Parkins Scott, 93, of Glen Alpine, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 9, 2023.

Born in McDowell County, NC on March 22, 1930, she is the daughter of the late John Riley Parkins and Bonnie Kate King Parkins.

Ruby retired from Shadowline Hosiery after many years of service. She was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed reading the Bible and The Upper Room, and she also enjoyed doing word searches. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who especially loved spending time with her family.

Ruby is survived by her daughter, Bonnie S. Perkins; grandchildren, Will Perkins (Carolyn), Abby Scott, and Katie Vause (Steve); great-grandchildren, Emery and Gibson Perkins and Ethan and Emma Vause; siblings, Mary Alice Floyd (Roger), Lillian Pressnell, Polly McKinney, Mearle Bruns (George), and Walter Parkins (Rose); sister-in-law, Teresa Parkins; son-in-law, Tim Cox; and a number of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Scott; children, Becky Cox, Tim Scott, and Kevin Scott; son-in-law, Doug Perkins; sisters, AnnLee Mills and Sue Finley; and brother, Jimmy Parkins.

The graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at Glen Alpine Cemetery with Rev. Jacob Willis, Rev. Boyd Biggerstaff, and Rev. Andy Weaver officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Glen Alpine Methodist Church Food Bank or The Gideons International.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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To Bonnie and family : Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We’re keeping you in our thoughts during this difficult time. All our love, Tony and Lisa

—Tony Ollis / Lisa Hayward

I am going to miss you, Ruby. The last time we were together we did what we often did on Friday trash day. I rolled your trash can up to your porch. Sometimes we enjoyed the thin lemon cookies we both liked so much, but mostly we chatted about this and that. For those who are sad, rejoice and be exceeding glad for great is her reward in heaven. Hymn words: Sing the wondrous love of Jesus, sing his mercy and His grace. In the mansion bright and blessed He'll prepare for us a place. When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be. When we all see Jesus, We'll sing and shout the victory.

—Cindy Coleman
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—shelia and russell byrd
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—Janet Baird
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—Chris Causby

My deepest condolences go out to the family ,Ruby was a wonderful lady ,I remember while I was younger staying with my mawmaw and poppaw Greer next door, always had a smile on her face and the lord in her heart...I know she will be missed , buy she is certainly up in heaven with my grandparents at peace and we will see her again.. My love and prayers go to yall in this hard time

—Jonathan Lookadoo