Ruby Irene Wilborn


SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Ruby Irene Wilborn, 82, of South Boston, Va., passed away February 4, 2020. She was born in Halifax County, Va. on November 29, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Robert Harris Wilborn and the late Gaynell Lloyd Wilborn.
She was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church and attended Revelation Baptist Church. She was a strong independent woman with a heart of gold and was loved by all.
Ruby Irene Wilborn is survived by: God son Mark Barksdale and wife Tammie of South Boston, Va.; God daughter, Donna Short and husband Mark of Nathalie Va.; sisters, Margaret W. Barksdale of South Boston, Va., Mildred Wilborn Probst of Virgilina. Va, five special nephews, David Barksdale, Mike Barksdale, Brandon Barksdale, J.E. Pulliam and Eric Short; and great nieces and nephew, Brook Short, Cherokee Short and Cam Short
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Edward Wilborn and Harry Douglas Wilborn, her loving friend of 44 years Robert T. Briggs; and her brother-in-law, Joe Barksdale
A funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Todd McClure officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.
For memorials please consider a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be directed to
Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.


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