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Ruby Mae (Kingwood) Chambers

Born: Wed., Aug. 29, 1934
Died: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020


10:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Feb. 08, 2020
Location: The Connecting Place at Greater Salem Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 08, 2020
Location: First Congregational United Church of Christ

Interment following funeral service

2:00 PM Sat., Feb. 08, 2020
Location: Ingram Chapel AME Zion Church Cemetery

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MRS. RUBY MAE KINGWOOD CHAMBERS, 85 of CONCORD, NC formerly of NEW YORK NY passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at her home in Concord, NC.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am  Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the First  Congregational United Church of Christ, 248 Tournament Drive, Concord, North Carolina 28025 with Visitation to be held 10:30 am  to 11:00 am at the church prior to the service.  Interment to follow in the Ingram Chapel AME Zion Church Cemetery, 573 Haywood Road, MT. Gilead, NC.

Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of MT. Gilead, NC is assisting the Chambers, Green, Kingwood and extended families.

Our beloved family matriarch, Ruby Mae Kingwood Chambers, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Ruby was born in Mayesville, South Carolina on August 25, 1934, to the late Lee and Lilly Bell Green Kingwood.  She was a strong believer and accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age.  She served faithfully at Goodwill Presbyterian Church (Mayesville, SC), Church of God (Brooklyn NY), Victory Church (Sumter, SC) and her beloved, First Congregational United Church of Christ(Concord).

Ruby was married to Carnell Chambers and reared six children in Brooklyn, NY.  Ruby had a genuine love of service to others which she instilled in her children and grandchildren.  She enjoyed researching natural healing remedies and sharing them with family and friends.  She was also a talented seamstress.  She enjoyed sewing hats and scarves to ensure her grandchildren were warm for the winter.  Nothing brought Ruby's family and friends together better than the smell of her famous hot yeast rolls and sweet pastried baking in her oven.

Ruby received her formal education in Mayesville, SC. Her lifelong love of learning led her to the New York Fashion Institute where she receoved formal training in the arts of sewing and pattern making.  Ruby's committment to serving others and quest for knowledge transends her generation, inspiring her children and grandchildren.  For example, her eldest daughter, Lorna, served as a Social Services Supervisor, ensuring the protection and well being of children in New York, and her youngest daughter serves a nurse, caring for others as she cared for her mother.  Both Ruby's sons, Kenneth and Etroy, serve as Deacons in their respective churches.  Ruby's life of service, unwavering faith, and love of God is evident in the lives of everyone she encountered and will live on for years to come.

Ruby was preced in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Stevie and Darnell Chambers; one sister, Vickie Dawn(Joseph); four brothers, William, "Bubba", Edward "Shot aunts, Mary" (Essie), Clyde "CJ" and Willie (Rosa); two special aunts, Mary D. Butler, (affectionately) known as Aunt "D", who was like a mother to Ruby and Molina Myers who was like a sister.

Ruby leaves to cherish her memory four children, Lorna Moore (Tony) and Kenneth Chambers, all of Brooklyn, NY, Vanessa Smalls of Concord, NC and Etroy Green of Effingham, SC; daughter-in-law, Rachel Chambers; one sister, Christine Frierson (Roy) of Baltimore, MD, 13 grandchildren, Stevie (Zahire), Lamar, Michaud, Chakiff, Emani, Kendra, Stone, Tayshome', Etroy, Jaylin, Ethan, Arlia, Jonathan and Kennedy; one great-granddaughter, Summer and a host of nieces, nephews, family members, church members and friends.


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Dr. Arnetta F. Hamilton
   Posted Mon February 03, 2020
Yesterday has been a very rough day for me. I’m trying to pull it together. I lost one of my mother’s, My Aunt Ruby was my second mom, and the elder of my grandparents children. She was my she hero, the one who always had my goody bag for Wiley College. My second home in New York @ the Marcy. She will always live in my heart and my spirit. Ruby Mae your "fat tale Netta as she would call me" will always make you proud. I love you forever and ever. Thank You for all the meals, wisdoms, prom gown, and clothes you made for me. Good food, Ora and Tomatoes, homemade juice, rolls and the cakes. Thank You for Coming down to help me with taking care of your baby sister Vickie. Thank You for helping raise your sister Tea, my mom who you help raise. She live with you in New York as a child and as a young lady. Thank You for you tirelessly unwavering of sewing for everyone, and the love you shown for everyone. You were one of a kind Your Neice and 3 daughter Netta.

Eric Leake
   Posted Sat February 08, 2020
Aunt Ruby was special. We loved having her to visit my grandmother Willia Mae Dumas's house. May her soul rest in peace. Prayer and Condolences to my family. Eric Leake, Chicago, IL

Etroy Green
   Posted Sun February 09, 2020
The family of Ruby Mae Kingwood would like to thank all who showed such love and support during the passing of our mother. There are no words to describe the impact she has had on all of us. "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him."
1 Thessalonians 4:13‭-‬14 KJV

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