January 29, 1933 - February 19, 2021
Ruby Lee Johnson was born in Puryear, Tennessee, her parents Gene Opal and Ludie Tharpe, later relocated to Murray, Kentucky. In Murray, Kentucky Ruby met and married Otis L. Johnson and relocated to Toledo, Ohio, and joined Third Baptist Church on her Christian experience. She served in Ministry on the Senior Usher Board, Supervisor of the Junior Usher Board, Financial Secretary for the Church, Adult Fellowship choir and sung with various choirs in the city. She remained a faithful servant until she was unable to serve. She was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 26 years, as a Station Manager where she retired October 1992. Ruby was an avid bowler, very friendly and outgoing, loved to sing, always smiling, and enjoyed being with her children and family; she knew her children loved her much; she loved meeting and talking to people, shopping, and eating. She was a participating member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Toledo, Ohio. Ruby transitioned from earth to Heaven on February 19, 2021, surrounded by her 5 children. She was preceded in death by her husband Otis L. Johnson; parents Gene Opal (Ludie) Tharpe; 3 brothers; Augusta Williams, Billy G. Tharpe, Stanley W. Tharpe, and cousin Reverend Dennis J. Ward. She leaves to cherish her memory 5 children, Kenneth Johnson Sr., Toledo, OH., Pamela (Rev. Rodney) Crosby Sr., Toledo, OH., Michael (Carletta) Johnson Cincinnati, OH., Sonna (Frankie) Swain Toledo, OH., Derrick (Michelle) Johnson, Surprise, AZ., a brother Robert (Brenda) Tharpe, Flint, MI., 17 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.
Ruby Lee Johnson was born in Puryear, Tennessee, her parents Gene Opal and Ludie Tharpe, later relocated to Murray, Kentucky. In Murray, Kentucky Ruby met and married Otis L. Johnson and relocated to Toledo, Ohio, and joined Third Baptist... View Obituary & Service Information
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