Veneda Joy Ruby, 67

Published 3:55 pm Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Veneda Joy Ruby, 67, of Harmontown,  passed away Nov. 19, 2021. She is survived by her daughter, Venessa Baek (Iain) of Collierville, TN; Godson, Bo-jack Jackson; sisters, Kathy Carson (Allen) of Arlington, TN and Pat Stokes of Batesville; brothers, David Rhynes and Lynn Rhynes both of Waterford, and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Virgil Rhynes and mother, Laverne Rhynes Allen.

She was a lifetime member of Como Church of Christ and worked as a librarian at the Emily J. Pointer Public Library. Veneda loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading and had a profound love for Starbucks coffee. Her weekends were often spent adventuring around town with her daughter, Venessa.

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Due to her habit of arriving fashionably late, her family would often purposely tell her to arrive early so that she would be on time. Veneda was a beautiful soul that will be missed and her memory will continue to live through her family and friends that loved her so dearly. Services were held at 1  p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 in the Chapel of Pate-Jones Funeral Home. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery.