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Ruby Lee (Burris) Higginbottom

January 1, 1945 ~ November 29, 2019 (age 74)

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Beloved Matriarch Mrs. Ruby Lee Higginbottom departed her earthly life on Friday, November 29, 2019, in Needham, Massachusetts. 

Originally from Gloster, Mississippi, she was the loving daughter to Jim Burris and Lizzie Macpipe, both of Mississippi. After leaving Mississippi at the tender age of 5, she was raised with welcoming arms by Willie R. Williams (Nana Willie). Being raised with love and compassion is why Ms. Ruby became who she was. 

She was a known pillar in the community as the "Neighborhood Mom", she took care of everyone with a strict but loving hand. She was the beloved mother to ten children and fostered almost a hundred. She was a caring and loving woman and mother. If you were from her neighborhood you would remember her packing up the camper and heading to the grocery store with all her children and anyone else who wanted to ride. 

Known by several names like Ma, Ms. Ruby, RubyLee, Nana Ruby either way, everyone knew and respected her. She will be sorely missed, her memories will impact her entire family for generations to come. 

In her legacy she leaves her children: Elder Anthony Burris (Debbie), Weena Burris, LaTonia Burris, Vanessa Higginbottom, David L. Higginbottom Jr., Felisha Johnson, Sunseray Burris, Lakeida Burris, Tony Burris, Travonnie Burris and Preshus Princess Elliot. She was blessed to have twenty four grand children and a host of great grands, nieces, nephews and countless foster children that entered her home and became part of her family. 

Predeceased by her two loving sisters Lessie Mae and Mary Alice. 

Visitation with family and friends will be on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5-9 PM at George Lopes Funeral Home, 821 Cummins Highway, Mattapan, MA 02126.

Celebration of Life service will be on Friday, December 6, 2019 starting at 10 AM with an hour visitation starting at 9 AM, from Mt. Olive Kingdom Builders Church, 234 Norfolk Street, Dorchester, MA 02124.

Interment will follow services to Blue Hill Cemetery, 700 West Street, Braintree, MA.

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Arrangements entrusted to George Lopes Funeral Home, 821 Cummins Highway, Mattapan, MA 02126.

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December 5, 2019

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
George Lopes Funeral Home
821 Cummins Highway
Mattapan, Massachusetts 02126

Visitation Hours
December 6, 2019

9:00 AM
Mount Olive Kingdom Builders
234 Norfolk St.
Dorchester, Ma 02125

Celebration of Life
December 6, 2019

10:00 AM
Mount Olive Kingdom Builders
234 Norfolk St.
Dorchester, Ma 02125

Interment following funeral service
December 6, 2019

Blue Hill Cemetery
700 West Street
Braintree, MA 02184

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