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Mrs. Ruby Odom Bennett went to be with the Lord on July 3, 2019. She was born September 11, 1921, in Barnwell County to the late Sallie Gant Odom and Aaron Odom.

She was baptized at an early age at Ned Branch Baptist Church and became a member of Saint Thomas Grove Baptist Church in Dunbarton, South Carolina under the leadership of the Reverend Abraham Dunbar.

In 1941, she became a member of First Providence Baptist Church in North Augusta, South Carolina, under the leadership of Reverend D. E. Jennings. Later in 1968, she became a member of Moses Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend R.B. Bush. 

She attended Four Mile Elementary and High School in Dunbarton, South Carolina and graduated from Lucy C. Laney High School in Augusta, Georgia.

She worked at E.I. Dupont (Westinghouse Savannah River Plant), North Augusta Grammar School, and Medical College of Georgia, where she retired in 1985, after years of service as a Lab Technician.

She served on the Usher Board at Saint Thomas Grove Baptist Church. She also served on the Usher Board and was a secretary at First Providence Baptist Church in North Augusta, South Carolina. She later became a faithful member of Moses Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia, where she sung on the Senior Choir, R.B. Bush choir and served as secretary of the Missionary Society. She loved her church and Pastor.

She was an active member of the East Augusta Neighborhood Association, Teacher's Retirement Organization, and Senior Citizen's group on Aiken Street, Augusta, Georgia. 

Ruby was united in Holy Matrimony on March 31, 1940, to the late Deacon Tom Bennett Sr. In this union four children were born: Sallie V. Bennett (Lurie), Brooklyn, New York; Carolyn Bennett, Rosalyn B. Sapp, and Tom A. Bennett, Augusta, Georgia.

She is preceded in death by her husband Deacon Tom Bennett, her parents Sallie Gant Odom and Aaron Odom, her sisters Erlene Coleman and Essie Mae Dunbar, her brother Quillie Odom, and her grandson Tory Sapp.

She leaves to forever cherish her fond memories:

Her children Sallie V. Bennett (Lurie) Brooklyn, New York; Carolyn Bennett, Rosalyn B. Sapp, and Tom A. Bennett, Augusta, Georgia. 

Grandchildren: Gregory Bennett, (Lizzette), Rickisha Bennett, Brooklyn, New York; Tory Sapp (Deceased) Tom Aaron Bennett Jr., Augusta, Georgia; and Tammy Lewis, Hephzibah, Georgia.

Great-Grandchildren: Gregory Bennett Jr., Brooklyn, New York; Tiana Bennett, Jayden Bennett Howard Beach, New York; and Tory Sapp Jr., Lancaster, South Carolina.

Great-Great Grandchildren: Gahire Bennett, Gamire Bennett, and Saniya Bennett, Brooklyn, New York.

Three Step Daughters: Stephanie (Davin) Faison, Yolanda Simmons, Brooklyn, New York; and Mia (Emil) Wooley, Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania.

Godchildren: Gregory Cobb, Angela Broadwater, Pam Norris Wise, and Gail Perkins.

She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, step grandchildren, relatives, and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. from Moses Missionary Baptist Church, 112 Walker Street, Augusta, Georgia. Interment will be in Walker Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, Georgia 30901 (706)722-6401.

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  • Thursday, July 4, 2019
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  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you. We all love and cherish her but God loves her best and her memories shall live on and on forever
    ~ pamela norris wise   north augusta, SC