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Rudy Lee Taylor Minter


Funeral services for Ruby Lee Taylor Minter, were held Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Sardis Baptist Church. Rev. Billy Bob Evans officiated.  Burial followed in Sardis Cemetery.  Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.
Ruby Lee Taylor Minter was born to parents Armsted and Ida Bell Moffett Taylor on July 5, 1928 in Rosebud, Texas.  At age 90, Ruby passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in Palestine, Texas.
Ruby married Jack Minter on October 22, 1952 and together they raised Ruby’s daughters Wanda and Pat.  In 1954 they welcomed their son, Butch to the family.  They lived in Highlands, Texas from 1962 to 1975, when Jack retired and they moved to Palestine.  Together, they were members of the First Baptist Church of Palestine, where Ruby attended until her health no longer allowed her to do so.
Ruby loved sewing, fishing, cooking, word search puzzles and old western movies.  She and her daughter Wanda enjoyed going to the casinos together.  Ruby and Butch enjoyed fishing together and Ruby loved cooking special things for Butch such as fried chicken, syrup cookies and fried chocolate pies.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Jack Minter.  Also preceding her in death were her daughter, Patricia Owens; granddaughter, Patricia Faye Pratt; grandson, Errick Pratt; brother, Andy Taylor and sisters, Louvinia Douglas, Roxie Sitton, Elizabeth Howard, Lela McElmurry, Kathleen Holmes, Ida Belle Smith and Christine Stockton.
Ruby is survived by her daughter Wanda Pratt of Mount Vernon, Texas, son Butch Minter and wife Kathy of Palestine, Texas; grandsons Max Pratt and wife Cindy of Woodville, Texas; Bubba Pratt and wife Misty of Cleveland, Texas; Troy Yeager and wife Anna of Royce City, Texas; Torris Owen and wife Rosanna of Argyle, Texas; and Nathan Minter of Highlands, Texas, along with many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
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Bailey & Foster Funeral Home, 207 S. Magnolia, Palestine, TX. 75801

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