Ruby Ruth Taylor Fox

October 22, 1934 - September 27, 2013
Ruby Ruth Taylor Fox


Ruby Ruth Taylor Fox, 78, of Wilmington, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013 at her home.

Born on October 22, 1934 in Marion, NC, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Broadus and Clara Chapman Taylor. She worked as a nurse in Marion with Dr. Ragaz for many years before moving to Wilmington in 1972. She was an avid reader, loved Nascar, the Atlanta Braves, and especially cherished spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her two special great-grandchildren.

Surviving, are two sons, Glenn Fox (Wanda) of Crystal River, FL, Jeff Fox of Wilmington, NC; two daughters, Jo Ann Johnston (David) of Greenville, NC, Patty Fox of Wilmington, NC; a sister, Virginia Norton of Marion, NC; five grandchildren, Amanda Mace, Chrystal Fox, Melissa M. Giedemann (Teddy), Hunter Fox, Hailey Fox; and two special great-grandchildren, Parker Mace and Carmen Fox. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Bobby Glenn Fox, Sr. and numerous brothers and sisters.

A Celebration of Life will be 11 am Tuesday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Inurnment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the nurses and staff of Zimmer Cancer Center and Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation; 1414 Physicians Drive; Wilmington, NC 28401 or to the American Lung Association National Headquarters;
1301 Pennsylvania Ave.; NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004.

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  • September 30, 2013
    Carol Porter says:
    Patty, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts during this most difficult time.

  • September 28, 2013
    christine menghi says:
    I met nan and she was a very special woman.I will keep the family in my thought and pray that god will give them the confronter to heal.nan isa Angel in heaven we love you.

  • September 29, 2013
    Debie Brownie Shelley says:
    Patty, I pray God lifts you and your family in his healing hands to guide you through this difficult time. I'm truly sorry for the loss of your Mom!! God bless!!

  • September 28, 2013
    Mary Beth & Keith Williams says:
    We extend our deepest condolences for your loss.

  • September 28, 2013
    Derrick Greene says:
    I would like to send my condolences out to the Fox family. My GOD be with you and comfort in this time of loss....