Saturday, June 11, 2016

Ruby O'Neal Steed

Ruby Eaves Steed, 89, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Choctaw County Nursing Center in Ackerman, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Rook and Rev. Jimmy Dempsey officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ms. Steed was born May 2, 1927, to Jeff Paul Eaves and Minnie Dickerson Eaves. She was a member of Crystal Ridge Baptist Church and she was a sales person at various places during her career.

Ruby is survived by her daughter, Elsie Faye King; and her son, Lionel Warner and wife, Vernice, all of Louisville. One of her greatest joys was being “Granny” to her five grandchildren: Tammy Garretson and husband, Tim; Pam Hall and husband, David; James King; Jerry Lee King; and Jeff King. Also left to mourn her passing is five great-grandchildren: John Mark Dickerson and wife, Kristen; Lindsey collier and husband Stephen; Dani Stewart and husband, Jeremy; Tom Knotts and wife, Lana; and Robyn King. Ms. Steed was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Steed; her parents; nine siblings; two grandsons, James Warner and James Alvin Pernell; and her son-in-law, Benny King.

Serving as pallbearers will be Tim Eaves, Bubba Rogers, Stephen Collier, Chris White, and Jonathan McMillen.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at