Mrs. Ruby Preston Green was the second of eight children born to Malachi McSwain and Lucinda Donald, in River Hill, Florida. Born April 4, 1918, she departed this life January 17, 2014, after an extended illness.
Ms. Ruby was united in holy matrimony with Abraham Preston, who preceded her in death. Six children were born to this union, three of whom preceded her in death, Wilton, Charles and Aubrey. She later married Alfred Green, who also preceded her in death.
At an early age, she accepted Christ and later joined Friendship AME Church, in Chattahoochee, Florida, where she was a member for over 20 years.
After 34 years of employment, Ms. Ruby retired from Florida State Hospital, in Chattahoochee. She also maintained full time employment in various restaurants in Chattahoochee and did part time work as a housekeeper in the area.
Survivors include a sister, Constawilla Durisseau, of Cincinnati, Ohio; a son, Phelps H. Preston; two daughters, Pennell (Tommie) Reynolds and Arounia Preston Frederick; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
A service of love was celebrated Friday, January 24, at 11:00 AM, EST, at Friendship AME Church in Chattahoochee.
Interment followed in White Cemetery, Dell, Georgia.
Crawford & Moultry Funeral Home, Chattahoochee, was in charge of arrangements.