I am not alone because the Father is with me. God shall wipe away all tears from our eyes, there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any pain.
Ruby L. Pegues was born February 21, 1936, in Florence, South Carolina. She was the first of two children to Manning and Addie Phillips (both deceased). She arrived in Brooklyn, New York in 1942 with her sister Vernell Brown (deceased). She was preceded in death by her oldest grandson Samuel W. Crosby, III.
She went to high school at the Fashion Institute of Technology and went to work in the Garment Industry at a firm called Lucky Lynn. She changed occupation in 1986 and went to work for the Board of Education City of New York. While working she continued her education at Hunter College in Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology in 2000.
Ruby worked as a Paraprofessional at P.S. 167 in Brooklyn and after receiving her degree she became a teacher at the school.
She worshiped at Salem Missionary Baptist Church for over 58 years and became a sunday school teacher and Deaconess. She served in many other capacities as a faithful member.
She leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband Edward “ Eddie “ Pegues, Sr. of 62 years, one daughter Arnise J. Murray ( Bishop Thomas R. ) of West Virginia; son Edward Pegues, Jr.( Frangela S. Green-Pegues) of Brooklyn, New York; three grandchildren: Nelson Crosby of South Charleston, West Virginia, Camara F. Pegues and Malik E. Pegues both of Brooklyn, New York and one great grandson Alexander “ Alex “ Z. Crosby of South Charleston, West Virginia
Her loving cousin/sister Lawondale Parker and nephew Robert ( Sonya ) Parker; special friends, Ruby Ramsey, Francis Randolph and Angie McKenzie and a host of other relatives and friends.
Special thanks to moms caregivers, her loving son Edward and wife Frangela Pegues; grandchildren: Camara Pegues, Malik Pegues and special nurse caregivers: Ms. Harvey and Ms. Verona Mitchell.