Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. - Proverbs 31:10
On April 7, 1940, Ruby Jean Knox was born in Arkadelphia, AR to Mary E. Jones and Robert Knox. She graduated from Peake High School in Arkadelphia and raised 3 children. She was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Arkadelphia and worked as a housekeeper for many years at Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkadelphia.
Ruby Jean has always been the life of the party. She earned her nickname “The Diva” because she was always a sharp dresser and overall glamourous woman. She was a “Diva” in her own mind. She loved shopping and always kept herself looking good in the latest fashions. Ruby would often be seen in creased-down pants and hair to match with a dash of color or however she felt that day. Accessories were her favorite things to shop for. She had tons of jewelry, shoes, and everything else that she loved. In her free time, you could find her sitting on the porch with her favorite friends, Lee Alice and Dan having a “cold drink” and listening to music. She loved music, dancing, and to visit her family and friends. She would be caught strutting down the street to Glo’s house. Her smile and happy spirit would light up any room. One thing she never did was hold her tongue if she wanted you to know something, she was going to tell you. When she knew her, grandchildren were on their way, she would always cook her famous greens, neckbones, and hot water cornbread.
On Easter Sunday, April 18, 2022, the sweet and sassy spirit of, Ruby Jean Knox came to a close. Those gone on before her include: her parents, Mary E. Jones, and Robert Knox, and daughter, Frankie Scott.
Those left to forever treasure her memory and keep her love alive are: children, Steven Crite, of Arkadelphia, AR, and Reginald (Katie, deceased) Knox, of Miami, FL; Brother, Leroy (Maureen) Walker, of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Shalanda, Shamikah, O’Tiffani, Darrius, Antwon, Ivy, Celeste, Reggie Knox, Jr. Brian, Jeffery; 17 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services are under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday, April 29, 2022, from 12 noon- 6:00 P.M. The funeral service will be at St. Paul A.M.E. church in Arkadelphia on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 3:00 P.M. with Darius Orr serving as eulogist. Burial and final resting place will be at Piney Grove cemetery in Arkadelphia.