Ruby Kate DeanNickelsville, VA | April 17, 2010
Ruby Dean – Nickelsville, VA.
Ruby Kate Dean, 82, went to be with the Lord April 17, 2010 at her residence. Born in Scott County, VA on June 9, 1927 she is a daughter of the late Worley Cassell Dean and Mary Stapleton.
Ruby was a loving mother and grandmother.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Caney Scott Dean of 61 years on December 21, 2006.
Surviving are her children; Mildred Ann Hicks and husband, Jim of Castlewood, VA, Lawrence Dean and wife, Edith of Nickelsville, VA, Larry Dean of Nickelsville, VA, Ricky Dean and wife, Gail of Mountain City, TN, and Darness Dean and wife, Kay of Kingsport, TN.
Along with thirteen grandchildren, nineteen great -grandchildren and three great -great grandsons. One sister; Ethel Smith and husband, Sam of Gate City, VA, and two brothers; Hagan Cassell and wife, Patsy of Gate City, VA, also Dick Cassell and wife, Mary of Castlewood, VA.
Calling hours will be Sunday, April 18, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. at the Gate City Funeral Home. Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Buddy Burke officiating and Eulogy given by Rick Dean. Bryan Cassell will provide the music.
Graveside service will be held Monday, April 19, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. in the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA.
Bobby Dean, Dole Dean, Zachery Dean, Matthew Dean, Billy Riggs, Gene Dean and Gary Dean will serve as pallbearers. Charlie Boyd Dean and James Ralph Meade will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will meet at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to Sara and Dr. DeMotts and staff.
An online guest registry will be available for the Dean family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ruby Kate Dean.
CondolencesPlease accept my deepest condolences for the loss of Ms. Ruby Dean. I can only imagine the pain you all are experiencing right now. I'm convinced that God is aware of the pain you and your family are feeling right now. In fact, 1 Peter 5:7 says, "While you throw all your anxiety upon him, because he cares for you." So when you all feel down, throw all your troubles on God. Psalm 55:22 encourages us to do so. It says, "Throw your burden upon Jehovah (God's name) himself. And he himself will sustain you. Never will he allow the righteous on to totter." How can you throw your burdens on God? Well, Philippians 4:6, 7 provides the answers: "Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus." Yes, in response to our persistent prayers and supplications, Jehovah can give us an inner calm that protects our minds from being disturbed by distressing situations. In due time, God will raise our love ones back to life. At John 5: 28, 29, Jesus says, " Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment. These words may not relieve the pain you are feeling at present, but John 5:28, 29 make it very clear that we will see our dead love ones again. I hope you all will find these scriptures encouraging.
Posted by: Sandra Brown, April 20, 2010
Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of Ms. Ruby Dean. I can only imagine the pain you all are experiencing right now. Proverbs 17: 17 say that "A true companion is loving all the time, and is a brother that is born for when there is distress." In view of that scripture, one of the things that can help is talking about your loved one to family and trusted friends. No doubt this can bring much relief. In fact, many have found that talking help relieve the pain.
Remember Job who suffered the loss of all ten of his children and endured other tragedies. He said: "My soul certainly feels a loathing toward my life. I will give vent to my concern about myself. I will speak in the bitterness of my soul!" Please note that Job needed to "give vent" to his concerns, and did so by speaking. I'm sure if you do the same, you will find some relief.
Also, the encourage us to "Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you." (James 4:8) One of the principal ways to draw close to God is through prayer. Do not underestimate its value! The Bible makes this comforting promise: "Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves." (Psalm 34:18) It also assures us: "Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself, and he himself will sustain you." (Psalm 55:22) Think about this. As noted earlier, many have found it helpful to talk about their feelings with a trusted friend. So In harmony with 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17 which says, "Moreover, may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort YOUR hearts and make YOU firm in every good deed and word. So it would be more helpful to pour out your feelings to Jehovah who promises to comfort our hearts. I hope that you will find these scriptural thoughts encouraging and beneficial.
Posted by: Sandra Brown, April 20, 2010
Ruby was such a sweet person. I am so sorry for your loss. May God help you during this time.
Posted by: Marsha Barnett, April 18, 2010
Mildred and all the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you today. We know the true meaning of the loss of a loved one and we are thinking of you with much love today and pray that God will give you the strength that you need today and in the days ahead. If there is anything we can do, all you have to do is call. Know that we love you and are praying for you and the family.
Posted by: Opal Sims, April 18, 2010
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, I always enjoyed coming to see her. I will keep you all in my prayers . May God Bless and comfort you all during this time.
Posted by: Sherry Robinson, April 17, 2010
i am so sorry to hear about ruby she was my first cousin my father an her father were brothers my father an mother were att an lois castle its really hard when u lose your parents my sister peggy an i lost our parents 2 months apart god blees yor family jimmy castle
Posted by: jimmy castle, April 17, 2010
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