2009-06-19 / Obits

Ruby Ellerbee


Ruby Ellerbee, 47, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 4.

Ellerbee was born on August 21, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Ellerbee is preceded in death by her brother, Alexander Ellerbee of Laurelton, New York.

She is survived by her son, Alvin A. Ellerbee of Brooklyn, New York; grandson, Jaquay Alvin Ellerbee; sisters, Bridgette Arrington of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; Evangelist Annie Copeland of Laurelton, New York; Oral McCauley of New Rochelle, New York; Brenda Harding of Texas; Shephine Arrington and Genedine Arrington of Charlotte, North Carolina; aunts, Dorothy Arrington of Brooklyn, New York and LulaBell Michaels of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; uncles, William H. Arrington of Brooklyn, New York and Clarence Arrington and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Disposition was at St. Michael's Crematory, East Elmhurst, New York.

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