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Thursday January 26th, 2017
5:00pm - 6:00pm

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Ruby Nell Sterling

SHELBY - Ruby Nell Sterling, age 85, of Shelby formerly of Rosedale, passed away on Saturday January 21, 2017 at Shelby Nursing & Rehab.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Elnora Littleton will officiate the service.

Ruby Nell was born on July 10, 1931 to Tollie and Lucille May in Bentonia, MS. She lived in Bentonia until her early adulthood when she moved to Pickens, MS. It was there that she met and married Bufford Morris Brister. They had 1 child. Ruby Nell later married Clifford Sterling. Clifford Sterling passed away in 1999. Ruby Nell later moved to Rosedale and the Delta Area. She worked for Amco for 18 years as a Die Setter. Ruby Nell also had been a worker on the farm. She attended Changing Life Ministries in Rosedale. She loved to sew, read and work puzzles.

Ruby Nell was preceded in death by her parents--Tollie & Lucille May; her husbands--Bufford Morris Brister and Clifford Sterling and her brothers--George Upton & J T Wynn.

Ruby Nell was survived by her son Ernest Eugene Brister (Trudy) of Rosedale, MS; grandson Robert E Brister (Stephanie) of Shaw, MS; great-grandchildren Skylar Grace Brister of Shaw, MS and Tucker Joel Brister also of Shaw, MS and a host of other extended family.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38501.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net

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To the family,

Please exclet my sincer condolences on the loss of your loved one. During this difficult time please find the words at 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 as a source of comfort and hope.

Kee Jan 26 2017 12:00 AM

Aunt Ruby Nell you will always loved and missed. I will never forget you. Wish I could be there to but cant so therefore I will always remember how everytime O saw you you were always smiling. You were never judgemental to anyone and your love was always unconditional. Those are traits that many missed but you had them and the biggest heart of Gold I ever known. I will forever love you and miss you. Fly high my guardian angel tell the our family in heaven I love them and miss them too.

Mildred Boyd-Patterson Jan 25 2017 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family with comfort and peace in your time of need. Love you Susie you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Barbara Butler Jan 24 2017 12:00 AM

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