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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory- Downtown Suffolk
Friday December 17th, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory- Downtown Suffolk
Saturday December 18th, 2021

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Ruby Joyce Simon

Ruby Joyce Ridgill Simon, 75, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021. Born March 26, 1946, in Manning, SC, she was the only daughter of the late James Willard and Iva Lawrimore Ridgill. Mrs. Simon was preceded in death by husband, Chester Allen Simon in 2003, having celebrated 34 years together as soulmates and her brother, Thomas Willard Ridgill.

Mrs. Simon was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and soon to be great-grandmother. She served in the healthcare field as a Registered Nurse for many years and was a graduate of the University of South Carolina Medical School. She worked in local hospitals, nursing homes and as a school nurse. Most of all, she had a strong faith and love for the Lord. She grew up in the church and continued to place her faith in God and watched over her family as the Lord had done for her.

She is survived by her daughter, Leigh Nicole Simon; son, Chad Allen Simon and wife Rebekkah; grandchildren, Krista, Addie and Craig-Allen; brother, James Richard Ridgill and wife Mary Sue; and sister in law, Melissa Ridgill; and a host of friends and family.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Downtown Suffolk Chapel with the Rev. Michael Ridgill officiating. Burial will be private at Windsor Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 7 to 8 p.m. at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home. The family asks everyone in attendance to practice social distancing and to please wear masks. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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Joyce, we know that you have joined your husband and all your love 1's that have passed. God Bless you. Joe, KayeKaye, and Esther Naneville

KayeKaye Naneville Jan 27 2022 12:22 PM

Joyce was a lovely and caring person who was my friend when we were both 13 and this year at age 75. She was my first date, and I was hers. For much of our lives we lost touch, but less than a month ago we talked by Face-Time when she was in South Carolina for her brother's funeral. I'll always be grateful for having known such a dear person and for that chance last month to say goodbye.

Don Ubben Dec 17 2021 12:06 AM

Sorry for the loss of a very nice lady. I knew Joyce from when she would come into Windsor Pharmacy. She was a very kind and caring lady. she will truly be missed. Prayers for the family.

Cathy Boals Dec 16 2021 1:45 PM

With deepest sympathy for the family and friends…

Glenda George Dec 15 2021 6:56 PM

Aunt Joyce, I remember how kind you were to me and everyone since I was young, and I will remember you forever! Love, Kim

Corley Kimberly Dec 15 2021 8:37 AM

My deepest love, thoughts and prayers are with Nikki, Chad and their family! Joyce was a friend for many years and a joy to work with in our youth AWANA Club! I have many happy memories with this dear family!

Carolyn Harrup Dec 14 2021 4:47 PM

Joyce you will be missed so much. Love you girl. RIP my sister in law. Love always Betsy

Betsy Windham Dec 14 2021 10:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruby Simon

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A candle was lit in memory of Ruby Simon

Jenny Cothern Dec 14 2021 8:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruby Simon

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