Ruby Wood

Ruby Mae Rhodes Wood, 81, of Greenbelt, MD, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Cadia Healthcare in Silver Spring, MD.

Born October 5, 1936, at Liberty, WV, she was the daughter of Elza Farley and Zanie Elizabeth Lovejoy Rhodes.

Ruby was a member of the Sandusky Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA and had worked as a nurse.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include her loving husband of 58 years, Bobby Lee Wood; sons, Chuck Wood and wife, Janice, of Greenbelt, and Mark Wood and wife, Sherry, of Spencer, WV; daughters, Lori Meadows and husband, John, of Lynchburg, and Lisa Wood and fiancé, Randy Williamson, of Friendly, WV; grandchildren, Jeremy Adkins and wife, Shanna, Deidre Doll, Amanda Adkins, Victoria Huizar and husband, Adam, Jonathan Meadows, Sydney Light, and Nathanial Light; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Cora Rhodes; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel, 252 Montvue Drive, Lewisburg, WV, with the Rev. Mark Wood and the Rev. Walter Lee Wood officiating. Burial will follow in the Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.

Visitation will be 6–8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, and from 10 a.m. until time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial gifts be made to WV American Baptist Women c/o Linda Carpenter, 63 Wakefield Place, Washington, WV 26181.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at

Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the March 5, 2018 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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