HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mrs. Ruby Louise Coffie, of Woodchuck Way, entered into rest Saturday, May 14, 2005 at the V.A. Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Life in the River Worship Center with Rev. Gary T. Reese officiating. Burial will be at Zion Memorial Gardens, Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. Coffie, a native of Birmingham, was a U.S. Army Veteran and was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 18. She was employed with Augusta State Medical Prison for 13 years. Mrs. Coffie was a member of Life in the River Worship Center where she served as Minister of Music. She was also a member of the Georgia Mass Choir. Survivors are two daughters, Gloria Clark and RuJean Verdree, Augusta; three sisters, Norma Lilly, Faye Molette and Carolyn Clark, Birmingham, Ala.; one brother, Robert Gilbert, Chicago, Ill.; three grandchildren, Carl Clark, Jamell Clark and Runicka Harris; four great-grandchildren; one aunt, Bertha Lee, Louisia na; special friend, Jean Jackson, Augusta; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Williams Funeral Home, 2945 Old Tobacco Road, Hephzibah.
The Augusta Chronicle May 20, 2005