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Mrs. Ruby Mae (Dixson) Petitt

June 3, 1928 ~ July 16, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old


Mrs. Ruby Mae Petitt, age 95 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, July 16, 2023 at her residence.

Mrs. Ruby was born in Clay County, Alabama on June 3, 1928, daughter of the late James Thomas Dixson and Ivy Nonie Denny Dixson.  She and her husband, Durward Leon Petitt owned and operated the Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home from 1969, until his death in November of 2012.  Mrs. Ruby loved spending time being with and telling her kids, grandkids and great grandchildren stories; working in her yard, taking care of her flowers, cooking and crocheting. She was a member of the New Antioch Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ruby was preceded by her husband, Durward Leon Petitt on November 16, 2012 and two daughters, Sandra Sue Petitt and Rhonda Petitt Wells.

Mrs. Ruby is survived by a son, Dana Leon Petitt; daughter, Renia Petitt Miller; son-in-law, Larry Wells; sisters, Lavada Dean, Nadine Bailey Moore, Barbara Dixson and Jeanette Pope; brother, Jimmy Dale Dixson; grandchildren, Yvette and Jason Houck, Jeff Richardson, Anthony Richardson, Julie Petitt, Travis Petitt, Daera Rankin, Natasha and Ricky Dover, Chad and Erica Miller; great grandchildren, Lexie Dover, Bentley Dover, Cooper Miller, Pryce Houck, Gradon Houck, Cassey Wells, Tyler Eliam and Nick Eliam; and a number of nieces, nephews and additional family members.

Graveside and Interment Services for Mrs. Ruby will be held Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 1:30 P.M. in the West Hill Cemetery with Rev. Ken Johnson officiating.

Mrs. Ruby will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 P.M.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Ruby Mae Dixson Petitt.  Please visit our website at coffmanfh.net to sign our online guestbook and post condolences.  

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July 20, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Petitt Chapel

Graveside Service
July 20, 2023

1:30 PM
West Hill Cemetery


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