Ruby Gore Fisher

July 8, 1939 - December 29, 2021
Ruby Gore Fisher

Ruby Gore Fisher, age 82 died December 29, 2021. She was born on July 8, 1939 in Wilmington to the late Albert Brady Gore and Winona Kelly Gore. She was the widow of Donald Reed Fisher who passed away November 24, 2010. They were married over 52 years before his passing.

Ruby is survived by her daughters: Donna Smith, Kelly Dyer, and her sons in law Rick Smith and Jeff Dyer. Ruby was the baby of ten children and is survived by her sisters Anne Bell, Daniels of Winston Salem, Annette Robinson of Wilmington, and her brother Dallas Gore (Judy) of Wilmington. She had five grandchildren: Ryan Smith (Brooke), Amy Smith, Eric Smith (Molly), Scott Dyer (Casey Lunsford) and Michael Dyer. Also surviving are her seven great grandchildren: Two great grandsons Ayden Bell and Zane Dyer, and five great granddaughters, Elsey, Sadey, and Bonnie Smith, and Harper and Hadley Smith. Ruby also left behind brother and sister in laws and many beloved nieces and nephews.

In additions to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her dear brothers and sisters: Florence Watkins, Leola Smith, Albert Brady (Buddy) Gore, Ervin Gore, Pauline Stewart, and Joyce Kelly.

Ruby was a Wilmington native and a lifelong member of Southside Baptist Church. She lived in the Pine Cliff community for over 56 years. Ruby loved her family, her Church (especially her Ladies Sunday School Class) and her neighbors. She was a blessing to all who knew her. She showed her love to everyone by blessing them with food or goodies, just because she wanted to bless them in the way she knew best. She also loved working on craft projects throughout the year so she could give it away at Christmas. In fact, she already had picked out a project and ordered supplies for her Christmas 2022 gift. One of Ruby’s gifts was always wanting to be prepared for the next event or holiday. She had a passion for music and began singing in the choir as a teenager with her sister Annette and did so for many years. Many still remember how she use to sing. “Oh Holy Night!” Ruby just loved Christmas! She also enjoyed working with the flower ministry and helping out in the kitchen. Ruby looked forward to her time spent with her dear friend Jasper Byrd, whether it was for a meal, a cup of coffee, or just to watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Nothing brought her more joy than rocking on a porch while visiting her brother and sister or spending precious time with her daughters and their families.

Ruby’s Celebration of Life will be held at Southside Baptist Church on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. 3320 South College Road, Wilmington, NC.

In Lieu of Flowers: Donations can be made to Southside Baptist Church for their Elevator Fund.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.


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  • January 04, 2022
    Cory and Glen Sexton says:
    We always looked forward to seeing and waving to Ruby when we walked by her house. Loved our conversations, she was a beautiful lady and we will miss her .

  • January 06, 2022
    Debbie Marlowe says:
    Kelly and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It is very difficult to lose a mother. My prayers for you and your family as you experience this time of sorrow and grief for you and your entire family. May God bless you with wonderful memories you have shared together.

  • January 20, 2022
    Diane Deaver Francis says:
    I am so sorry for your loss! I have such wonderful memories of Ruby delivering her home cooked food to my parents over the years and then caring for them by making sure they were well fed during their later years. My dad always looked forward to her cornbread and green beans. She was such a great part of my childhood with her beautiful smile and caring heart. We will miss her greatly.