Ruby Muriel (James) Webb

October 05, 2021

Ruby Muriel (James) Webb was born on May 22, 1926 near Blue Mountain, Ark. to Thomas Henry and Etna Novella (Womack) James. She entered her Heavenly home on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in Gainesville, Texas.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the  direction of Comanche Funeral Home. You may stop by the funeral home and sign the guest book between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

After graduating high school she later married James J. Webb on Nov. 9, 1946, in Gainesville, Texas. They made their home in several cities, before settling in Loco, where their children attended school. Her hobbies included crocheting, sewing, baking (she was a wonderful cook) and being an avid fan of OU Sooner sports teams. Ruby also loved keeping up with everyone on Facebook. She was known for her “homeless beans." She would make huge roasters full of beans, and she would take them to the streets of Fort Worth where she would serve the homeless people.

She is survived by her children: Thomas James Webb, Willow Springs, Mo., Dennis Joe Webb and wife Beth, Skiatook, Larry Dean Webb, Gainesville, Texas, Tammera Pepin, Grapevine, Texas, and Chris Vernon Webb, Guthrie. Also loved by 17 grandchildren, and 41 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband James, in 1985; her parents, T.H. and Novella James; two grandchildren: Jamie Lee Webb and Chance Johnson; one great-grandchild, Krista Erin Brewer; a brother, Clifford James; and a sister, Maudie Mae Green; and many other relatives and dear friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Out of respect for others, please practice Covid protocol, wear a mask at your own discretion and practice social distancing at the funeral service.

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Our Webb family lost one of the greatest women in the world. Selfless, strong, loving, stubborn Christian woman. She went through more in her life than most will ever experience. She loved every one of her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and great-great-grandkids more than they will ever know. When she would see pictures or see them her face would light up. Her love wasn’t limited to just family; everyone in her church family, Walmart family, and Pecan Tree family she LOVED. She prayed for many many people daily. 

She always wanted to be a nurse, that was her dream, and no doubt would have been the best, but decided that she had a higher calling, family. She was proud of every one of us in what we decided to do, but was so thrilled when several of her grandkids went into the medical field.

She would feed roaster pans full of beans to the homeless in the Fort Worth area in her late 80’s and became known as the “Bean Lady." The people she fed would follow her vehicle yelling that the “Bean Lady,” was there. She would do anything for anyone. She absolutely loved to pick on her grandkids, like teasing  James about throwing water on him to get him out of the bed in the mornings or harassing UT fans about how good OU teams are.

She was someone you could count on and took pride in her 20-plus years of work at Walmart. She was so determined to do a good job and was not happy when they took away her ladder and scissor lift at work. She loved her Pecan Tree family and became Granny to every employee; rewarding them with candy, and would pray for each one daily; literally take their hands and pray over them. There are entirely too many people to thank at Pecan Tree and Walmart, but know she loved you as her own. She was such a strong Christian lady and led numerous people to the Lord, including several of her grandkids and fellow employees. Her only frustration with her faith we can ever think of was why does God keep skipping me? We told her because He wouldn’t leave you here if your work was done, 

Granny already knew that answer and we know she touched a few more souls in the meantime. Well, God finally got your mansion built for a very deserving soul. 

Your job is done. Love you always and forever.