Ruby Carter Means Barton lived 107 years on this earth. She was born on July 26, 1912 in Kirven, TX to Jenkins H. Carter, Sr. and wife, Aquilla Moffett Carter. At an early age, she accepted Christ and served faithfully throughout her life. Ruby has been a member of St. James AME Church for over 85 years. She attended school in Freestone County, but graduated from the Booker T. Washington High School and the Madame C. J. Walker Beauty School in Dallas. She was an entrepreneur and business owner who enjoyed helping others achieve their goals. As a community worker, Ruby registered citizens to vote when there was still a poll tax and participated in later voter registration efforts for over 60 years. She was united in holy matrimony to Wilfred S. Means, who preceded her death. She was a beloved mother of two, grandmother of 6, great-grandmother of 6 and great-great grandmother of 4.
Ruby is survived by daughter, Pat Mays (Stanley), son, Wilfred Means, Jr., (Ida); grandchildren, Gaila Mcnett, (Gerald), Brian White (Carmen), Wilfred Means, III, (Terri), Kim Pullin, (Ryan), Brandon Means, Chase Means; great grandchildren, Cameron Means, Courtney Means, Kassidy Pullin, Jordan Phillips, Daysean Means, Wilfred Means, IV (Jessica), Kailyn White; great-great grandchildren, Zachrey Means, Tahliyah Phillips, Tahmia Phillips, Serenity Means. She is further survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm