Our dear mother, Ruby Gordon Wratchford, 89, of Andalusia, Alabama, went to be with the Lord on February 13, 2023. She was a wonderful mother who loved her family and loved the Lord. She was married to her first and only love, Charles Edward Wratchford, for 69 years. She enjoyed taking care of her family and being outdoors. Her favorite pastimes were baking, gardening and fishing. During her final years, Ruby developed dementia and was not able to do the things she once loved.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Andy (Debbie) Wratchford; Larry Wratchford; Karen (Buddy) Gunter; Jean (Dennis) Sellers; Pam (Greg) Austin; Shelia (Stanley) Walls; and Glenn (LeAnn) Wratchford; nephew, Shawn Cauley; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Wratchford; son, Gordon Wratchford; parents, Rev. Gordon and Lennie Andrews; sisters Merlene Andrews and Ruth Cauley; half-brothers, Kin Andrews and Marvin Andrews; half-sisters, Pearl Morgan Coon, Odell Bullock, Josie Harrison, Edna Grider and Arrie Ellenburg.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Wratchford will held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2023 from Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel in Opp, Alabama, interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in the Babbie Community. Visitation will be held at Wyatt Funeral Home one hour prior to the service. Reverend Nathan Daniels will be officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Joey Wratchford, Jeff Davis, Josh Davis, Russell Sellers, Matthew Sellers, Alan Youngblood, Hunter Walls and Jordan Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Anthony Wratchford, Jacob Wratchford and Corey Wratchford.
The family is forever grateful to those who helped take care of Ruby during her final years; Dianne Odom, Joycelyn Hall, April Perry, Gloria Shiver, Jan Norman, Brittany Faulkner and Dayspring Palliative and Hospice Care.
Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association (https://act.alz.org) or to a charity of your choice.