Ruby Reba Aldridge Jones, 98 of Rock Hill, SC, formerly of Oceana and Princeton, entered into the presence of Christ on September 15, 2021 at White Oak Manor of York. Born on July 24, 1923 at Spurlockville, WV, she was the daughter of Everett and Nellie Loria Aldridge. A 1941 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, Mrs. Jones was employed in Beckley dress shops, and at the Quality Pastry Shop. Having worked for a time as a local reporter for Beckley Newspaper, she was a 14-year employee of Weight Watchers International and part owner of Jones Carpets of Oceana.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years James L. Jones, her parents, and three sisters, Mildred Robertson, Velva Adkins, and Dean Floyd. Mrs. Jones was a member of Johnston Chapel Church in Princeton, WV, and served many years as a Sunday School teacher, youth leader, and children’s church worker in Wyoming County churches. She was a caregiver to many family members, and was well known for being an excellent cook and homemaker.
She is survived by her daughters, Sandra “Sherry” Valdes and her husband Jim of Titusville, FL, and Judy Canterbury and her husband Larry of Rock Hill, SC. Grand- children are Michael (Debbie) Valdes of Jupiter, FL; Allison (Mark) Galbreath of North Myrtle Beach, SC; Rebecca (Jason) Leifert of St. Augustine, FL; and Benjamin (Christina) Canterbury of Rock Hill, SC. Great-grand children are Kimberly and A.J. Valdes of Jupiter, FL; Alexander and Zoya Galbreath of North Myrtle Beach, SC; Abel Canterbury of Rock Hill, SC, and Caleb Canterbury Mulhern of Matthews, NC.
She will also be sadly missed by siblings June Wright of Beckley, WV; Carolyn (C.W.) Watson of Murrells Inlet, SC; Frank Aldridge of Tupelo, MS; and Rev. Ernest (Martha) Aldridge of Morristown, TN. Other dearly-loved survivors are sisters-in-law Peggy Jones Harless of Oceana, WV; and Drema (Bob) Coulter of Morristown, TN; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, and friend Ruby Smith of Lynco, WV.
Services will be 12:00 p.m. Monday, September 20, 2021 in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Larry Halsey officiating. Committal services and burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. The family requests that all visitors please honor the well-being of all by wearing masks.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley, WV.