Ruby Lee Ellis Gregory, a resident of Wood Village, formerly of Mt. Vernon, widow of Sam Gregory, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Wood Village. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

She was 85 years old.

Preceded in death by: her parents, Ben D. and Nettie McConkey Ellis; sisters, Rose Ellis Lee, Cecil Ellis Stephens, Ocie Ellis Moses, Lucille Ellis Atkins; brothers, Starlon, Carl, Lealon, Earl and Arvil (Harvey) Ellis.

Survivors include: her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Lowell Miller;

Son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Linda Gregory;

Grandchildren and spouses, Doug and Kim Miller, Adam and Kristi Gregory, Charla and Chris Hutchison;

Great-grandchildren, Addison and Cole Haggart, Will and Maggie Miller, Chance Arden, Drew, Brady and Sarah Hutchison;

Brother, Marlin Ellis;

Several nieces and nephews.

Thanks to everyone for your prayers, visits, texts and phone calls to the family in the past weeks. Special thanks to all the staff at Wood Village, for the love and care they gave to Ruby.

The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville. The funeral followed at 7 p.m. in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. Gale Miller officiating. Interment was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Eleazar Cemetery.