Carnations 6

Rubie Chatham

April 14, 1937 ~ April 7, 2022 (age 84)


Mrs. Rubie Lee Willis Chatham was born April 14,1937 in Panola County to the late Florence Steverson Garrison and Tom Willis. She attended Tatum Public School.

Rubie Lee was a member of the Original Zion Hill Baptist Church. She was a Homemaker.

She married Algin Chatham on January 26, 1956. To this union 10 children were born.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Algin Chatham; five children: Joan Francis, Lender Brown, Alvin, Gary and Terry Chatham; 2 Grandchildren: Nakisha Von Shun Chatham and Jalen Smith; 6 Brothers: George Bell, Richard and Samuel Willis, O.D and James Norris, Hubert Birdsong and 1 Sister: Lola Mae Williams.

She leaves to cherish her memory: Daughters: Ruby (Curtis) Starling of Longview, TX, Jean Edmond and Ruby D. Chatham of Easton, TX, Sandra (Greg) Smith of Fort Worth, TX; Sons: Otis (Vories) Chatham of Easton, TX, Orlando (Shannon) Chatham of Longview, TX; 1 Brother: Robert Norris and 2 Sisters: Franceis Griffin, Alice Edwards; Special Pet whom she loved dearly, Ringo.

Rubie Lee was a perfectionist in every thing she did, there was no task that she could not handle. Her Saying was: ʺIf Youʹre not going to do it right donʹt do it at all.ʺ 

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April 15, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Craig Funeral Home
2001 S. Green Street
Longview, TX 75602

Funeral Service
April 16, 2022

11:00 AM
Original Zion Hill Baptist Church
14165 HWY 149
Tatum, TX 75691

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