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Ruby Jane Mankins

April 20, 1934 — May 13, 2024

Ararat, Virginia

Ruby Jane Mankins

Mrs. Ruby Jane Mankins, age 90, of Ararat, Virginia, passed away early Monday morning at Northern Regional Hospital, with her loving family by her side.   Mrs. Mankins was born April 20, 1934, to the late Hie Madison Montgomery and Sallie Barnard Montgomery.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many, she will be deeply missed by all that knew her.  She enjoyed working her flowers, as long as she was able, and getting her hair fixed and socializing with friends.  Left to cherish Mrs. Mankins memories include, daughter and son-in-law, Donna Mankins and Rickie Jones; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Fonda Mankins; her grandchildren and their spouses, Denise Puckett Lubliner, Ronald and Angela Mankins, Jeffrey and Nancy Mankins, Kevin and Heather Puckett, Andrew and Alexis Mankins; great-grandchildren, Hunter Mankins, Reagan Mankins, Elli Mankins, Kash Puckett, Nick Lubliner, Lincoln Puckett, Harper Mankins, Jaxson Mankins, Aryel Mankins, Jeremiah Mankins, and Holston Mankins; sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Haywood King; brothers and sister-in-law, Barnard and Love Montgomery, Franklin Montgomery, several nieces and nephews; special friend, Jeannie Harrell, and special caregiver, Margaret Bowman.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mankins was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Ernest Mankins; sister, Dorothy “Aunt Dot” Noah; brothers, Folger Montgomery, Floyd Montgomery, Roosevelt Montgomery, Acie Montgomery, Winfred Montgomery.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 1 PM at Epperson-Smith-Young Family Cemetery in Ararat, Virginia, with speakers Donna Mankins, Ronnie Mankins, and Rodney Boyd officiating.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy.  Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to Epperson-Smith-Young Family Cemetery, c/o Donna Mankins 3028 Raven Rock Road, Ararat, Virginia, 24053.  Moody’s of Mount Airy is respectfully serving the Mankins family.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moody Funeral Services (Mount Airy)

206 West Pine Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030

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Graveside Service

Thursday, May 16, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Epperson-Smith-Young Family Cemetery

off Raven Rock Road, Ararat, VA 24053

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