Obituary of Ruby Nell James
Whitwell, Tennessee – Mrs. Ruby Nell Shrum James, 89, passed away at home in Whitwell, Tennessee on Friday, December 3, 2021. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee on September 23, 1932 to Joseph Bailey Shrum and Grace Leona Dishroon Shrum who preceded her in death along with her husband of 62 years, Malery Eugene James and their Children, Roland Eugene, Patsy Darlene and Danny Lidel James; sister, Thelma Arlene Geary; brothers, Carl Bailey and Joe Brannon Shrum.
She was a member of the Jasper Church of the Nazarene, Jasper, Tennessee, and enjoyed attending churches near her home as often as her health would allow.
Those left to cherish her memories are her children Sandra Gail (Bill) Ross of Whitwell, Richard Allen (Rhonda) James of Shelbyville, Dennis Albert (Christy) James, Chattanooga; sisters, Clara Humphrey of Rossville, GA and Bernice Parson of Gruetli-Laager; brother, Marshall (Linda) Shrum of Hendersonville, TN; Grandchildren, Michelle & Davy Fenton, Alissa & Larry Ray Gilliland, Stephanie & Matthew Garrett, Kelli & C.J. Gant, Kurtis & Christie James and Tiffany James. 22 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grandchildren, and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Ruby Nell was virtuous woman as described in Proverbs 31. She left a legacy of faith in God. She was humble and meek yet strong. In addition to her faith her joy was her family also. She loved giving of herself to her family. She always put them first in her life. She had a song in her heart in the good times or in the bad times. Prayer for her was automatic and instant in all situations. She bathed her family in prayer and her friends or those in need were included. God's Word was her road map.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Bill Ross and Davy Fenton officiating with burial to follow in the Palmer Cemetery.
Visitation: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sunday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Gideons International. Cards available at the funeral home.