Ruby Zell Cunningham Mewborn, age 94, passed away at her home Thursday evening, May 31, 2018. A native of Greene County, she was born April 3, 1924 the daughter of Leon and Libby Sutton Cunningham. A consummate homemaker, Ruby cherished her roles as a wife, mother, and grandmother, loved gardening and working in her flower beds; she was a devoted wife caring for her husband who was in declining health for more than 20 years. Mrs. Cunningham attended the Mewborn Primitive Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Drew Aldridge Mewborn, Sr; and siblings, Robert Cunningham, Ray Cunningham, James Edward Cunningham, Laura Thrift, Marjorie Price, Frances Edmundson, Margaret Croom, Thelbert Cunningham, and James Cunningham.
Her surviving family includes her children, Judy E. Mewborn of the home, Drew A. Mewborn, Jr. and wife, Ann Lee of Goldsboro, and Alan D. Mewborn and wife, Kay of Snow Hill; grandchildren, Brandon Mewborn and Justin Mewborn both of Snow Hill, Kimberly Mewborn Ellison and husband, Dustin of Snow Hill, and Mary Mewborn and fiancé, Eric Colley of Aiken, SC; great-grandchildren, Layla Ellison and Wyatt Ellison; sister, Evelyn Sutton of LaGrange; and brothers, Ervin Cunningham and wife, Ann of Kinston.
A Graveside service will be held 11 AM Saturday, June 2, at the Mewborn Family Cemetery with Reverend Leon Grubbs officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery and other times at the Mewborn residence. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the Mewborn Family Cemetery Fund, c/o Brad Fields, 2103 Titus Mewborn Road, LaGrange, NC 28551. Online condolences at www.taylor-tyson.com
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Drew and Judy, Thinking of you at this time. I remember driving by your house in years past while your mother was still able to get out in her yard. Her flowers were always beautiful. I am sure you have many memories of her that will give you comfort.
Submitted by Emily Harrison Baker on Jun 7 2018 01:48:45 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible describes death as an enemy. How true that is, for death robs us of the ones we love. Despite the pain brought about by the the loss of a loved one there is hope. “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15) Jehovah God promises to bring those who have died back to life. They will have the prospect of living forever in paradise on earth. We can have confidence in this promise because God “cannot lie.” (Titus 1:2) May this hope bring your hearts some comfort at the difficult time.
Submitted by LJ on Jun 5 2018 09:14:14 AM
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