Mrs. Ruby Nell McKoin Rea, age 78, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at home, surrounded by her family. She was born December 18, 1940 in Bastrop, LA to Gertrude and Herman McKoin.
Mrs. Rea was a student of Bonita High School. She proudly served the American Red Cross as a volunteer, and worked in the school as a bus monitor and elementary school aid. Ruby married John Earl Rea on June 29, 1957 and was a home maker and Air Force Wife; she would be the first to tell you that she proudly served our country in that role. Ruby was a longtime member of Fairview Baptist Church. Above everything else, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
Mrs. Rea was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Carolyn Jean Ellis and Rosa McKoin. She is survived by her husband; son John Douglas Rea and wife Tina; Grandchildren Miranda Leigh Camp and Keith Allen Rea; brothers, Jack McKoin and Russell McKoin; and her Sister Theresa Harrison, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Colonial Chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall, TX. Visitation will be at Sullivan Funeral Home on Friday evening April 5, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, it was Mrs. Rea’s wish that donations be made St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105, or to the American Cancer Society at 1301 S Broadway, Tyler, TX 75701.