Obituary for Mrs. Ruby Carter Means Barton

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Mrs. Ruby Carter Means Barton

July 26, 1912 - April 24, 2020

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.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

Service Information

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Black and Clark Funeral Chapel


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216


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Timeline for Mrs. Ruby Carter Means Barton

Born: July 26, 1912
June 30, 2018
Greg Edward’s at Aunt Ruby’S106th birthday
Greg Edward’s at Aunt Ruby’S106th birthday
Died: April 24, 2020

Condolences for Mrs. Ruby Carter Means Barton

Nicole Humphrey posted on 5/1/20

Mays family, our deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. She has earned her wings and will watch over you from above. May she rest in eternal paradise at the feet of Jesus. Mourning will fade away and joy will come. In His name we pray. The Humphrey/St Amant family


Tammy Stewart posted on 5/1/20

All praises to God, look to the hills which cometh all your help. Our sympathy is with each and everyone of you..God blessings we love y’all!!!!!


Betty Davis posted on 4/30/20

Ruby Barton My aunt-Other Mother-she has always been in my life, has made a great contribution into who I am today. I feel she is at a peace we have yet to understand. But do look forward to. She lived a great life and touch many others as she passed along. I will miss her but she will always live in my heart.


Beverly Leonard posted on 4/30/20

What a beautiful Homegoing Celebration! Beautiful and blessed on many levels. Oh, what a blessing it is! A beautiful life lived and led. I can tell by the expressions shared by her family and friends. Prayers going up for her family. All is well! 😇🕊💐🙏🏼❤️


Lillian Beall Dawson-Perry (niece) posted on 4/30/20

Aunt Ruby, this is your niece Lillian Beall... And I'm thinking of you & your baby sister Aunt Beall, at this moment. You were both so SPECIAL to me! It was always great to be around you when visiting Grandmother & Grandfather's home. Memories of you, I will continue to hold dear. Until we meet again!! I love you... ~ The Perry Home Est. 1946 ~


Potreron “Pat Harris “Redwine posted on 4/29/20

In memory of , Potreron “Pat Harris “Redwine lit a candle


Potreron “Pat Harris “Redwine posted on 4/29/20

Dear Aunt Ruby I have always admired and loved you. You were always a welcome guest at family events because of your cheerful disposition. I looked forward to seeing your birthday photos since my work schedule prevented my attendance to your parties. You will be missed but I wish to celebrate your home going as I imagine heaven is doing now. RIH


Fredda Batts Hamilton/The Batts Family posted on 4/29/20

My Great Aunt Ruby was so special! She had such great wisdom and common sense. I speak of her often. God blessed Aunt Ruby and us by Aunt Ruby living to be 107!!!🎂 I can hear her voice right now. Every year I place her Birthday Party invitation on my refrigerator door. I am looking at it now. We have the same Zodiac sign, Leo, The Lion. “Birthday Girl”!🎂 One year, Aunt Ruby was the “Sweetheart” at the Care Center!❤️ Aunt Ruby, I will never forget you! You are loved and missed! 💋🙏


Richard, Beverly, and William McNeal, posted on 4/28/20

Pat, Stan, and family you are in our prays. God has his loving arms around you in your time of need.. Be blessed.