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Ruby M. Cross  

Ruby M. Cross

September 13, 1928 –¬†March 5, 2015

Ruby M. Cross, age 86, of New Castle, DE, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Born in Layland, WV on September 13, 1928, Ruby was a daughter of the late Henry Atkins and Naomi Spencer Atkins.

She was devoted to her Savior the Lord Jesus Christ, family and friends. She was a long time member of Kennett Square Full Gospel Church. Ruby spent a lifetime of faithful service in Women’s Ministry, Music, Hospitality and Giving. She was known for her great faith in God and welcoming those in need into her home. She was an exceptional homemaker and cook.

Ruby is survived by a son Rev. Arden & Rev. Brenda Cross of Maine, daughter Sharon Sue & Wes Hodges of North Carolina, son Steven & Valerie Cross of Delaware, daughter-in-law Michelle Cross of Delaware and Bill Hustead of Delaware; sister Rachel Raines of Kentucky; Grandchildren: Jackie Voght, William Hustead, Joshua Cross, Jerrett Cross, Brenden Cross, Jentzen Cross, Isabella Cross, Jayden Cross and step grandchildren Sara and Alyssa Coin. Great grandchildren: Mason, Chloe and Jacob Bowers.

She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Jackie Cross.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Sunday afternoon, March 8, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Interment will be held privately in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Full Gospel Church, 430 E. South St., Kennett Square, PA 19346 or Gospel Light Fellowship, 58 Wildwood Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011.

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  1. Steve Cross, March 6, 2015

    A mother to never be forgotten. I will miss you with ALL of my heart!

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  2. Pastor Gary Ratliff, March 6, 2015

    I have had the honor of knowing Sis. Cross since I was a teenager. To truly know this dear woman automatically resulted in a love and respect for her. Although she will be greatly missed, it would not be fair for me to resent her receiving the reward of eternal Heaven that she has lived her life for. The Kingdom of God has been greatly blessed by this dear saint of God. Pastor Gary Ratliff

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  3. Joe&Marjie Ritter, March 6, 2015

    Steve, your mom was a great woman. She made me feel like I was apart of your family when we all were growing up. She put up a lot with all of us before and after our hockey games. Never complained when we dented the garage door while shoot hockey balls against it.she feed us all the time with her great cooking. She will be missed, but never forgotten. And Angel now at home getting fitted for her wings.

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  4. Jewell Pritchard, March 6, 2015

    Such a great loss for all of us.Sue.steve and Arden.thinking of you all praying God will comfort your hearts.and precious memories will find some peace for all of you.love you all

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  5. Nichole (Cross) Brown, March 6, 2015

    We will miss you Aunt Ruby!

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  6. Robert Hodsdon, March 6, 2015

    Dear Pastor and Sis. Arden Cross:

    We are so sorry about your mom’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and the whole family. You are all in our prayers.
    God Bless,
    Robert, Heidi, Arianna, Elizabeth, and Robert Jr.

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  7. Lewis, March 7, 2015

    I am sorry for you loss. The death of someone you love can be a very difficult thing to cope with. Please take comfort in the promise of the resurrection mentioned in the Bible at John 6:40.

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  8. Don & Gayla Maguire, March 7, 2015

    Our heart goes out to all of the Cross Household. Psalm 71:16a says, “I will go in the strength of the Lord God;” Knowing your Mom was faithful to the Lord all her life, served Him in so many capacities, and passed on to you an inheritance of knowing the Lord personally is such a rare gem in these days. Treasure that inheritance! It is worth far more than anything this life could offer. Our prayers are with you all as you walk this valley. Honor God in every area of your life, and that will bring honor to your parents as well.

    Arden, Brenda, and Brenden, we love you dearly and thank God that we work together in the harvest field here in Brunswick. God will comfort and give you strength for every step of this journey. Praying much for you all.

    Love,
    Don & Gayla

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