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Obituary for Ruby Nell DeBose
JOHNSON - Ruby Nell Stevenson DeBose, 88, transitioned on January 16, 2022 at home of a brief illness. Born in Kendrick, FL, she’s a 1951 graduate of Howard Academy, Ocala, FL. A member of Trinity United Missionary Baptist Church, Hawthorne, FL, she sang in the senior choir at her church and also the Second Bethlehem Baptist Associations District Choir. She retired from the Putnam County School District - Transportation Dept. Preceded in death by her husband, Elliott Cunningham DeBose, and other relatives. Precious memories remain with her children, Arron (Denise) DeBose, Tampa, FL, Tina (Donald) Buie, Flemington, FL, Arnold (Stephanie) DeBose Sr., Putnam Hall, FL, Ruby Fisher, Johnson, FL, Lillie DeBose, Gainesville, FL, Tanya (Eugene) Hawkins, Johnson, FL, Caroel DeBose, Johnson, FL; a sister, Bernice Stevenson, Apopka, FL; sisters-in-law, Leslie Stevenson, Maxine Stevenson, both of Ocala, FL, Georgiann DeBose, Johnson, FL, Cynthia (Clyde) Johnson, Interlachen, FL, Harriette DeBose, Gainesville, FL, and Jessceder DeBose, Gainesville, FL; brother-in-law, Donald DeBose, Johnson, FL; grandchildren, Courtnay Gilliard, Brent (Marcea) Buie, Donald C. Buie, Jr, Michelle (Nick) Baskin, Tyrone (Pat) Bellamy, Roddrick Chandler, Myron (Natalie) Fisher, Amber DeBose, Andrian DeBose, Harold (Stephanie) Fisher, Jr., De'Ja DeBose, Melvin Middleton, Jr., Arnold (Charnae) DeBose, Jr., Symone Garrison and Floyd Williams, Jr.; great grandchildren, Nyiah Chandler, Ayla Fisher, Bryce Chandler, Kaylor Mcauley, Kellen Fisher, Autumn Ward, Kalani Fisher, Harmony Middleton, Chris Buie, Patricia Buie, Donald C. Buie, III, Amaya Buie, Donita Buie, Calvin Graham and Diamonique Graham; Goddaughters, Christal Green and Teresa Moore; special friends, Kanetra O'Neal and Mary Baldwin; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.