Ruby was the office manager at Hudson’s Salvage/Channel Control Merchants for many years. Because of her love and compassion for stray and unwanted animals, her home became a safe haven for any she saw in need.
Ruby was preceded in death by her father, Dudley Jay “Buck” Lee.
She is survived by her husband, Scott Black of Sumrall; her daughter, Lacey Picariello (Chris) of Cypress, TX; stepdaughters, Elissa Bower (Andy) of Marietta, GA and Jessi Flynt (Warren) of Oak Grove; her mother, Elsie Clark of Pistol Ridge; one sister, Brenda Johnson (Jeff) of Pistol Ridge; two brothers, Dudley Lee (Patty) of Petal and Bobby Lee (Ponda) of Dixie Community; grandchildren, Cameron Picariello of Cypress, TX, Hannah, Lucy and Henry Flynt, all of Oak Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Hub City Humane Society, 95 Jackson Rd., Hattiesburg, MS 39401, in her name.