Ruby Hockaday passed away peacefully at home on July 4, 2020. She was a lifelong member of St. Augustine Church. She was born on December 8, 1924 to John and Della Williams.
She Graduated from Central High School in May 1944 and was employed at Northern Indiana State Hospital from March 1962 until her retirement in May of 1990. She married James Hockaday on March 21, 1953. She is survived by her husband James, her children, Lester (Veronica), Hockaday, Michael Hockaday, Michelle Hockaday, Mark Hockaday (Monique), Sherry Caldwell (Malcom), Phillip Hockaday (Patricia), 11 grandchildren Jamal Hockaday, Vonetta, Julius Hockaday, Yolanda Dennis, Nicole Tyler, Sidney Hockaday, Charice Hockaday, Donnie Grey, Jamond Smith, Malcom Caldwell, Jr, Andrew Caldwell, Chantal Caldwell, and several great grandchildren along with many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents John & Della Williams, 6 brothers, Prezel Williams, C.T. Williams, James Williams, Theodore Williams, Winston Williams, Leo Williams, one sister Velma Kingsberry and her grandson DeCarlo Hockaday.
Ruby was a kind and generous person who was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
I Built a tiny garden in a corner of my heart
I kept it just for lovely things and bade all else depart
And ever was there music and flowers blossomed fair;
And never was it perfect Until you entered there
Author Beulah B Malkin
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