Celebrating the life of Ruby Lee Stirzaker
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Ruby Lee Stirzaker
September 11, 1937 – April 5, 2017
Ruby Lee Stirzaker, 79, of Big Canoe, GA passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Grady Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born September 11, 1937 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Harold and Kathleen Hesketh.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John Stirzaker Jr. Ruby and “Jack” married September 12, 1959 in Wilmington, Delaware. Survivors include her brothers William Hesketh and Thomas Hesketh of Lewistown, PA; her sister Kathleen Houser of Lancaster, PA. Her children John Stirzaker III and his wife Charlene Stirzaker of Marietta, GA. Her daughter Annette Gossett of Newnan, GA. Her grandchildren Nicole Edwards and her husband Michael Edwards, Lauren Stirzaker, and Justin Stirzaker, Brittany Hand and her husband Alex Hand, and Tyler Beal. As well as, her great grandchild Rilynne Beal.
Ruby’s passions were God, family, volunteering, traveling, and baking. She volunteered at Dover General Hospital in Dover, New Jersey, Clearlake Medical Center in Clearlake, Texas, Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers, Georgia as treasurer, and Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper, Georgia as treasurer. After her children were out of school she became a travel consultant for 10 years. Her family was her special passion. She was always the happiest when she was around family. You could always find her in the kitchen; baking for every holiday or for any occasion!
The service to honor the life of Mrs. Ruby Lee Stirzaker will be held in Big Canoe, GA at the Big Canoe Chapel on May 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Big Canoe Chapel.
Psalm 23 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
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