Ruby Lee Bridges

Ruby Lee Ditto Bridges, 83, of Woodway, passed away Monday, July 13, 2020 at Ridgecrest Retirement Center in Woodway.

Private Graveside Service: China Spring Cemetery with Senior Pastor Amos Humphries officiating

Ruby was born July 2, 1937 in Clifton to Eli and Nancy Ditto. She married Ray Leo Bridges on September 29, 1956. She and Ray taught children’s Sunday school at First Baptist China Spring for several years. She was currently a member of Park Lake Drive Baptist Church where she and Ray had been active in the Busy Beaver program, a program they both were very proud of.

Ruby had many titles. She was a child of God, wife, mom, sister, aunt and friend. The title that she loved more than anything was Nana. She loved and was so proud of every one of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Douglas Ditto.

Ruby is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ray; daughters, Karen Hixson and husband, Ricky and Kim Kessler and husband, Jonny; grandchildren, Justin Hixson and wife, Robin, Amy Bennett and husband, John, Jessica Elkins and husband, Kyle and Ryan Kessler and wife, Katie; sisters, Doris Light and Helen Harris; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandbaby; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ruby’s memory may be directed to Park Lake Drive Baptist Church, 3701 N. 27th Street, Waco, TX 76708


Place of Service: China Spring Cemetery , 15654 Old China Spring Rd,; China Spring, TX 76633

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Condolence Messages

  1. Nelda Walker Wagner

    Ruby was a wonderful woman, Christian, friend, so sweet and loving. Prayers and sympathy for the family. Will miss her at the China Spring High School reunions.

  2. My deepest sympathy to your families. Mrs. Bridges was always so sweet and nice. May God Bless.

  3. Jeanette Bone

    We grew up in China Spring as neighbors and friends. She was a kind, gentle lady who loved God and community. May you find comfort and peace in the arms of God. Our prayers are with you at this time. Jeanette Stanford Bone and Wilda Stanford Hurst

  4. Sherrel Thomas-Kirklin

    Kim, My Prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  5. Kim your mom was always so nice. I never heard her ever say a bad word about anyone. She loved her family with a passion. I loved her laugh, it was almost like music to hear her laugh. God surely gave y’all the best mom and dad ever. Her light may have gone out here on earth, but is shining brightly in heaven. May God give you comfort

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