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Ruth Shockey

September 13, 1938 — September 7, 2020

Ruth Shockey

Ruth Shockey, age 81, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020. Funeral services are scheduled for 12:00 noon, Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Turnersville Unity Meeting House in Turnersville, Texas. Burial will follow at Turnersville Cemetery. Ruth Shockey was born September 13, 1938 in Coryell County, to the late Eugene Henry Lewis and Ellen Ozell Latham Lewis. She graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1956, where she was active in 4H and Band. Ruth married Gerald Dowell Shockey May 25, 1957 at First Baptist Church in Breckenridge. From early in their marriage, they were active at First Baptist Church in Abilene, Arlington and Plano. She started working for Richardson Medical Center in 1970 until 1975 when the family moved to Alexandria, VA. There she worked at Mt. Vernon Hospital, until 1978 when the family moved back to Plano, where she resumed working at Richardson Medical Center until 1988, when she retired to care for her mother and mother-in-law. Ruth was “mom” to the many friends who were brought home by Sharon, Sarah and Stephen over the years, loving them all unconditionally. She had a rare gift of making each and every person in her life feel loved & that they were the most special person in her world. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Gerald; children, Sharon Shockey Davis and husband, Richard, Sarah Shockey Williams and husband, Joe, Stephen Shockey and wife, Daphane; grandchildren, Jeremy McHenry, Jaimee McHenry, Jedidiah Davis and wife, Megan, Jessica Gonzales, Leilia Panui, Justin Shockey; great-grandchildren, Leia McHenry, Emma McHenry, Owen Davis; sisters, Mary Gadberry and husband, Hugh, Wanda Souter, Judith Couchman, Virginia Lewis, Modiene Garland, Anita Bird and husband, Bill; sister-in-law, Marinell Miller and husband, Jack; along with many nieces and nephews, who she loved as if they were her own. Additionally, her best friend Dorothy ‘Fergie’ Offield was like another sister. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Ozell Lewis, brothers, Richard Lewis, Gene Lewis, Henry Lewis and Jimmy Souter; sister, Carolyn Lewis Bingham and husband, Pat; and great-grandson Jeremy McHenry, Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Unity House Restoration, Attn: Ed Leach, 2171 Hay Valley Rd., Gatesville, TX 76528.
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