Ruby Tedder Simmons Black

Published 11:12 am Thursday, September 8, 2016

Ruby Tedder Simmons Black

September 5, 2016

Ruby Tedder Simmons Black, 90, of Colquitt, Ga., passed away Monday, September 5, 2016.

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The funeral service was held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ritchie Vaughn and Rev. Mike Tedder officiating. Interment followed at Brinson Cemetery with Chris Amacker, Gary Salter, Will Salter, Caleb Posey, Byron Reynolds and Ronnie Simmons serving as active pallbearers.

The family received friends from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at

Memorial donations may be made to: Gideons International, P. O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.

Ruby Tedder was born December 2, 1925, in Blakely, Ga., the daughter of J. L. Tedder and Pauline Parsons Tedder. Ruby was a member of Colquitt Assembly of God and lived most of her life in Bainbridge. She retired from Williamson-Dickie.

Ruby was like a grandma to everyone she met. Just like a grandma, she enjoyed cooking and making jelly for those she loved so dearly. When not in the kitchen, Ruby could be found in the garden taking in the beauty of flowers in bloom or sitting on the porch shelling peas. Even though she enjoyed shelling peas, Ruby decided to try out a pea sheller but waited until she was 90 years old to do it.

Survivors include her husband, Noah W. Black; her children, Frances Salter of Albany, Robert Simmons and his wife, Sue, of Wetumpka, Ala., and Kathy Reynolds and her husband, Byron, of Roanoke, Ala.; her grandchildren, Gary Salter, Chris Amacker, Sonya White, Ronnie Simmons, Byron Reynolds, Dr. Katherine Murphy, and Dr. Rebecca Thompson; her great-grandchildren, Ryleigh, Patrick, and Damian Amacker, Caleb and Holden Posey, Heather Simmons, Harli Johnson, and Will Salter; and her great-great-grandchildren, Oakley Posey and Madelyn Johnson. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Lois King, Ted Tedder, Willard Tedder and Bobby Tedder.