Ruby Woolwine

Ruby I. Woolwine

Monday, May 13th, 1929 - Sunday, October 27th, 2019
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On the morning of October 27th, 2019, Ruby Inez Woolwine of Clayton, DE went to be with the Lord, through natural causes, at the age of 90.

Born May 13, 1929 in Ellicott City, MD, Ruby was a daughter of the late Elijah and Cletia May Winstead. Ruby was the oldest of the "Winstead Nine" siblings. She attended elementary school in Ellicott City, MD, and high schools in Ephrata PA, and in Clarksville, MD. She was an award-winning employee for the U.S. Social Security Administration for over 30 years, retiring in 1984. She enjoyed cooking, making crafts, playing the piano, quilting, sewing, and spending time with her grandchildren. Most of all, she enjoyed making people laugh and listening to music. She was a great friend with a kind heart to everyone she met.

Ruby is survived by her daughters, Kathy and Victoria Lawson of Delaware, and six grandchildren: Amber Dewald of Red Lion, PA, Eric Swift of Pittsburgh, PA, Ryan Simons of Mercersburg, PA, Rodney Simons of Camden-Wyoming, DE, Ronald Rosewell III and Rachel Roswell of Rehoboth, DE. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and many great-grandchildren and her brothers Donald Winstead of Santa Ana, CA and Richard Winstead of Catonsville, MD. Finally, Ruby is survived by Countessa, her Jack Russell and beloved companion of the last 13 years.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Joseph Woolwine, of Milford, DE; son Mark Lawson, of Catonsville, MD; brother Dillard "Ted" Winstead, of San Bernardino, CA; sister Evelyn Florence Winstead Sutton, of Autryville, NC; sister Grace Winstead Santmyer of Ellicott City, MD; brother Joseph Winstead, of Ellicott City, MD; sister Cletia June Winstead Nickerson, of Milton, DE; and sister Virginia Belle Winstead Grove, of Rogersville, TN.

A private memorial service will be held in Arlington Nation Cemetery at a future date.
Contributions may be made in honor of Ruby to the American society for the prevention of cruelty to animals.
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