October 17, 1952 ~ July 11, 2012

Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Arden – Marcia Lynn (Mitchell) Ruby, 59, was given her angels wings on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, after a nearly lifelong battle with MS. Born October 17, 1952, Marcia had been an active, beautiful young woman. She was a talented pianist and artist; intelligent, funny and creative. She was also vivacious and a force to be reckoned with. Preceding her in death is her beloved father, Herbert H. Mitchell, Jr. Surviving Marcia are her two greatest joys in life; her daughter, Lori Ruby and precious granddaughter, Courtney. She is survived by her devoted mother, Sadie Mitchell, who tirelessly cared for Marcia in her home for more than twenty-five years. The bond between Marcia and Sadie was inspiring and unbreakable. Also surviving are three brothers; Jimmy Mitchell, Tom Mitchell (wife, DeeDee) and Mark Mitchell (wife, Judy) and a sister, Kaye Horrell (husband, Gene) along with aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and her constant guardian, Maddie. A graveside service is planned for 1:00 PM, Friday, July 13, 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Candler, NC. The Reverend James R. Lamb will officiate. Members of the Medical Emergency Ambulance MEDIC team will serve as pallbearers and will transport Marcia to her final resting place. The family has called on these fine professionals over the years to care for and transport Marcia and it is an honor to have them carry her one final time. The family extends a special thank you to the Tolley family and to the John F. Keever Solace Center. The family will receive friends at the Mitchell home after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Marcia Ruby Foundation at any Suntrust Bank or mail to P.O. Box 177, Arden, NC 28704. Funds will go towards various expenses and the purchase of a permanent memorial to be selected at a later date.

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  1. I wish we could say the words that would make your pain easier, but there are none. Please know that you are in our prayers and let us know if there is anything we can do.

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  2. Tom and Dee Dee, Dana and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We pray for strength and comfort for you all now and in the days ahead. We love y’all.

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  3. Marcia & the entire Mitchell Family have long been in our prayers. We pray for eternal rest for Marcia and comfort and healing for her family.

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  4. Mrs. Mitchell and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Marcia’s death. Our loss is certainly Heaven’s gain. I went to school and church with Marcia. She was so much fun to be around and a very specail person. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  5. To Lori and the rest of the family, I am so sorry for your loss. You and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers!

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  6. The Buckner family is sending thoughts and prayers to the Mitchell and Ruby family. We are extremely sorry for your loss, but extatic about Heaven’s gain.

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  7. Kaye and Family~
    My prayers are with you during this time and take comfort in knowing that Heaven is MS free.
    Love, Carrie

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  8. Sadie and Kaye
    I am so sorry that you lost Marcia. She was a wonderful woman who had a very hard burden to carry, but you helped her carry it. But I praise our Lord with you that now she is made whole and enjoying the glories of Heaven. I love you both.Joan Harrell Wheeler

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  9. Marsha was precious and I am happy to have known her. God, please console her sweet family like only You can. My Deepest Sympathy to all.

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  10. Kaye so sorry to hear of the death of your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless each and every one of you.

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  11. Mark, Judy and family – I’m so sorry for your loss. You took such wonderful care of her and she is with the angels now. Love you…

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  12. Dear Kaye and family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry for your loss, though heaven is rejoicing with your sister, Mom, and grandma now!

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  13. Dear Kaye, Tommy, and all the family, I was sorry to get the news about your sister. Although I didn’t know her personally, my heart goes out to all of you! I will be thinking of you and praying God grant you His perfect acceptance and peace in the days ahead!

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