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Ruby Bell Minter

Female 1923 - 2008  (85 years)


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  • Name Ruby Bell Minter 
    Born 24 Feb 1923  Draper, Rockingham County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    _UID 43DC4B94EAC94CE9AD5E3A9B2EB24F978CD6 
    Died 11 Jul 2008  Williamsburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News City, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From findagrave.com, Dec 2014:
      NEWPORT NEWS - Ruby Minter Leonard, born Feb. 24, 1923, died on July 11, 2008.
      She was born in the Draper section of Eden, N.C., to Jesse and Susan Minter. A resident of Newport News since 1944, she was a dedicated homemaker. Her family was her life. She was an avid sports fan, especially of the ODU Monarchs, Brooklyn Dodgers and Atlanta Braves. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.
      Preceding her in death was her husband, Russell G. Leonard; her parents; and an infant daughter, Myra. Also predeceasing her were her brothers, Harvey, Rob, Paul, George and Richard Minter.
      She is survived by her two sons, Gary Michael Leonard of Newport News, and Gerald W. Leonard and his wife, Jane, of Providence Forge; two brothers, Frank and Jerry Minter of Eden, N.C.; two sisters, Viola Medford of Greensboro, N.C., and Lena Wilson of Burlington, N.C.; four grandchildren, Melanie Place of Keller, Texas, Belinda Bardusch of Weston, Fla., Gary M. Leonard Jr. of Hampton, and Whitney K. Leonard of Yorktown; and four great-grandchildren.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 14, at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Hilling officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 6350 Center Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502.
      Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

      Published in Daily Press on July 13, 2008

      Spent her early years in Draper (now Eden), North Carolina. Moved to Burlington as a young teen where she met and married Russell Gurnie Leonard in York, South Carolina on December 7, 1940. Three children were born from this union: Myra Olivia b-May 24, 1943 d-May 24, 1943; Gerald Wayne b-April 6, 1948; Gary Michael b-June 18, 1950. Moved to Newport News, Virginia in January 1944
    Person ID I3805  America
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2014 

    Father Jesse Minter,   b. 14 Mar 1885, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1946, Draper, Rockingham County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Susan Henry "Susie" GREGORY,   b. 2 Jun 1887, Figsboro, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1974, Butner, Granville County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1905  Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Russell Gurnie "Moe" LEONARD,   b. 11 Sep 1919, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1985, Newmarket, Newport News, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1940  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] findagrave.com, November 2014 and later.

    2. [S70] Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Ancestry.com, Nov 2014.