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Rubye Hammonds Delemus

October 3, 1929 — May 14, 2023

Rubye Hammonds Delemus

On October 3, 1929, the family of James and Luevenia Turner was made complete with the birth On October 3, 1929, the family of James and Luevenia Turner was made complete with the birth of a baby girl they named Rubye. Yes, Ruby with an e. Born in Hale County during the Great of a baby girl they named Rubye. Yes, Ruby with an e. Born in Hale County during the Great Depression, God blessed the life of this lovely child. At age four, her parents sent her to live Depression, God blessed the life of this lovely child. At age four, her parents sent her to live with her older sister in Bessemer, Alabama. It was their desire that Rubye would have a greater with her older sister in Bessemer, Alabama. It was their desire that Rubye would have a greater quality of life than Hale County could give her during that time.
She graduated from Sloss School and Muscoda High School where she was Head Majorette in the She graduated from Sloss School and Muscoda High School where she was Head Majorette in the Marching Band.
She confessed Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized into the Williams Chapel She confessed Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized into the Williams Chapel Baptist Church which later became Zion Hill Baptist Church by the late Reverend Dr. O. V. Baptist Church which later became Zion Hill Baptist Church by the late Reverend Dr. O. V. Mosley. She served the Lord in many capacities. She was a gifted singer and knew every hymn Mosley. She served the Lord in many capacities. She was a gifted singer and knew every hymn in the hymnal. She was a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Director, and for many years the Church in the hymnal. She was a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Director, and for many years the Church Clerk and of course, Choir Member. She furthered her Christian Education by earning a Bible Clerk and of course, Choir Member. She furthered her Christian Education by earning a Bible Diploma from Birmingham Baptist Bible College. She served in the Jefferson County District Diploma from Birmingham Baptist Bible College. She served in the Jefferson County District Association as a Leader in the Congress and 1st Vice President of the Women’s Auxiliary.
Mother married the late Ross T. Hammonds and to that union three children were born and Mother married the late Ross T. Hammonds and to that union three children were born and one bonus child. She married a second time, to the late George Delemus and a bonus child was one bonus child. She married a second time, to the late George Delemus and a bonus child was added to the family.
Her life was filled with good works. She was one of the first Black Women to be licensed to sell Her life was filled with good works. She was one of the first Black Women to be licensed to sell Real Estate in the State of Alabama. She was a Notary Public, a licensed Insurance Agent, and in Real Estate in the State of Alabama. She was a Notary Public, a licensed Insurance Agent, and in her later years, she taught at ARC. She was active in the Civil Rights Movement, and a Cub Scout her later years, she taught at ARC. She was active in the Civil Rights Movement, and a Cub Scout Den Mother. She was past Worthy Matron of Bathsheba #8 O.E.S.
In the Northside Community she was known as “Mama Sweet”. She loved so many, counseled In the Northside Community she was known as “Mama Sweet”. She loved so many, counseled to many, and encouraged so many. The doors of her home were always open to those who were so many, and encouraged so many. The doors of her home were always open to those who were in need. Her heart was so big, all the sons, daughters and grandchildren of her heart cannot be in need. Her heart was so big, all the sons, daughters and grandchildren of her heart cannot be listed.
She had a long life of service to God and man. She quietly slipped away from us and went to be She had a long life of service to God and man. She quietly slipped away from us and went to be with Jesus on Mother’s Day. The family that remembers her fondly are: two daughters, Saundra and Luevenia; one son, Quinton (Mary); bonus daughter, Francis (James); grandchildren, Steven, and Luevenia; one son, Quinton (Mary); bonus daughter, Francis (James); grandchildren, Steven, Alenka (Shameka) Willie, Quinecia (Kerry), Quintara and bonus grandchildren, Vanessa and Alenka (Shameka) Willie, Quinecia (Kerry), Quintara and bonus grandchildren, Vanessa and Elliott; eight great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives and the Christian Community Elliott; eight great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives and the Christian Community of Jefferson County.
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Sunday, May 21, 2023

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Monday, May 22, 2023

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Monday, May 22, 2023

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