Ruby Cannon Vincent

Obituary of Ruby Mae Cannon Vincent

Ruby died at home on December 29, 2020 surrounded by her family, friends and loved ones. She was born 97 years ago, in Charlotte on June 21,1923.  Ruby is preceded in death by her husband CG Vincent, her sister Joyce Beyer, and her parents John and Ruby Cannon. She is survived by her daughter Carol Capristo (Mike), son John Vincent (Paula), granddaughter Erin Vincent and many loved cousins.    

Ruby was a kind, energetic fun person who loved life.  She had many friends of all ages, all of whom would describe Ruby as a vibrant and very cool lady. When tickled, her laugh was infectious. Nothing made her happier than playing Spite & Malice on Saturday afternoons with June, Mary, and Harding. Beware if you challenged Ruby to a game of Scrabble  – she was very, very good.  She had a green thumb and loved working in her yard, growing beautiful flowers.   

Ruby had a very lively social life. She loved going to dinner on Friday nights with her friends Betty, Nancy, Peggy, Gail, Kathleen, Dallas, and Dean, going to Trios with Marsha and Ray, and attending the theater with Lauretta and Henry. 

Ruby loved writing and if you ever received a handwritten note, card, or letter from Ruby you had a treasure. When you read it, it was like she was right there talking to you.   

Ruby loved music. She especially loved playing her piano, taking courses at Central Piedmont Community College, and lessons from one of her favorite pianist, Ziggy. One of her favorite memories was when family friend, Larry, invited accomplished pianist Noel to her home for a Christmas piano concert. She loved every minute of that special day.    

Ruby and her sister, Joy, had a special bond and were like two peas in a pod. Their favorite place to visit was Joy’s home, Joyland, in Blowing Rock. They loved going there with friends and family. Ruby was a wonderful southern cook, and they spent their days cooking great meals, shopping, hosting family reunions, family weddings, and church gatherings. A favorite pastime was having picnics in the mountains. They always kept emergency picnic supplies on hand...pimento cheese sandwiches, chips, Vienna sausages, and Little Debbie oatmeal cream cookies.   

Ruby loved her granddaughter, Erin. She was the apple of her eye; they had a special bond and she loved all the time they spent together.   

Ruby attended Wilmore, AG, Central High School (class of 41), and Queens College.  

Ruby was a faithful and active member of Calvary United Methodist Church for 92 years. She loved her Sunday School class, singing in the choir, organizing “Young at Heart” meetings and being a part of the Methodist Women. She loved her minister Jae, and her church friends. Calvary meant so much to her and was such an important part of her life. 

Ruby’s family is so grateful to her caregivers Emma, Kim, Ann, Deb, Norma, Pearlie, Sandra and Rose.  They were dedicated, loving, constant companions. They were Ruby’s angels and she loved them dearly.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials for Ruby can be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 512 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, 28203.  

We hope to celebrate Ruby’s life in the future when it is safe for all.    

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