Mrs. Ruby Brown Wimberley, 97, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, at Washington County Nursing Home. Mrs. Wimberley was from Jackson, where she worked for many years as a cashier and bookkeeper in local businesses. She was a long-time member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church, which she and her late husband, Elmore Brown, joined when services were held in a tent.
She enjoyed music, especially Floyd Cramer piano tunes, flower arranging, and bingo. Until her vision failed, Mrs. Wimberley was an accomplished needle worker, producing many beautiful crocheted and cross-stitched pieces over the years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse E. Smith and Lillie Jane Bolen Smith; husband, Elmore Brown; infant daughter, Mary Elaine Brown; and husband, George Wimberley.
She is survived by four children, Janie (Terry) Nobles of Fairhope, Kenneth (Jackie) Brown and Tommy (Linda) Brown of Leroy, and Andy (Sharee) Brown of Jackson; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Jackson, with the Rev. William Dortch officiating and Lathan Funeral Home directing.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Washington County Nursing Home, 14600 St. Stephens Ave, Chatom, AL 36518, or to a favorite charity.