Ruby Lewis Carter, 83, of Buena Vista, passed away Monday, July 25, 2022, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Ruby was born Ruby Lee Lewis on Sept. 25, 1938, in Lexington.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Henry Samuel Carter, a beloved son, Edward (Eddie) Carter, her parents, Richard Erskine Lewis and Eveleen (Dolly) Lewis, two sisters, Liz Wagner and Judy Gillian, and her brother, Dickie Lewis.

She is survived by her daughters, Tamara Carter Hartless and her husband, Mark Hartless of Buena Vista, and India Carter Snider and her husband, Hunter Snider of Buena Vista; her grandsons, Anthony Brian (AJ) Hartless and wife, Shaina Fauber Hartless of Virginia Beach and Daniel Mark Hartless and his girlfriend, Ashleigh Lyndon of Chesapeake; two greatgrandsons, Khai Carter Hartless and Kace Brian Hartless of Virginia Beach; her two sisters, Anne Humphries of Maryland and Carlene Zollman of Rockbridge County; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved pug, Alex.

Ruby graduated from Natural Bridge High School, Class of 1957. She met and married her late husband Henry Carter in 1958. She worked at several jobs before beginning what would become her career at Mundet-Hermetite in Buena Vista from which she would retire.

Ruby’s focus in life was her family. She was a devoted wife to Henry and a committed mom to her children and grandchildren. She was a friendly and amiable lady who throughout her life enjoyed good conversation.

Ruby had a strong faith and trusted in the Lord as she weathered many storms during the course of her life. She was raised up attending Glasgow Baptist Church and as an adult attended faithfully until she was unable to due to failing health.

Ruby was known to everyone as a sweet lady with a humble nature. She loved to read, and in her later years found great comfort enjoying a good book with Alex by her side. Ruby had a grateful heart and never failed to thank anyone who extended to her the least act of kindness.

Ruby will be sorely missed by her friends and family but her legacy of love for those who have been blessed to have known her will live on for years to come.

A funeral was conducted Saturday, July 30, at Glasgow Baptist Church. Burial followed at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements were handled by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Services. N-G

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