Ruth Shelby Piersall
Saturday 25th of November 1950 - Tuesday 7th of September 2021
Ruth Shelby Piersall, 70 and widow of Jesse James Piersall, Jr. passed away on September 7, 2021. She was born to the late Henry Allen Shelby, Sr. and Maude Grievous Shelby on November 25, 1950 in Lexington.
After graduating from Tates Creek High School (’69), she worked for Fayette County School Systems. She went on to the University of Kentucky, where she worked as Assistant Supervisor of Custodial. She retired after many years of service. She came out of retirement to work at Brookdale Senior Living and Christ the King School, until she could no longer work anymore.
Ruth confessed Christ at an early age. She was a faithful member of Bethsaida Baptist Church where she was a member of the Mass Choir and Voices of Bethsaida. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Piersall, Jr.; mother-in-law, Lucy S. Piersall; daughter-in-law, Stephanie L. James; and her grandparents, Ben and Emma Yancy Shelby.
She leaves behind many prized possessions but most important were her blessings from her womb and beyond, and those blessing are: Anthony Shelby, Jesse Shelby III, and Donnell (William) Blythe; Nate Walker; one sister, Sandra (David) Taylor; three brothers, Henry (Jessie) Shelby, Jr., Ron Lee Shelby, and Bruce (Felisa) Shelby; sister-in-law, Cheryl Williams; grandchildren, Jesse Shelby IV and Jamarion Shelby; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Ruth’s services will occur on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Unity Worship Center: Visitation from 11am until 12pm, Funeral at 12pm. Unity Worship Center located at 1975 Haggard Ct, Lexington KY 40505. *Masks Required*
Burial will follow at Second Independent Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Athens, KY.
Wow! I’m at a loss for words. I think back to us growing up in Jonestown and all the memories rush to my head. You were an awesome and amazing cousin to me..A quiet person but a great inspiration to me. You will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to the family. Love you. Marie Taylor Lee
Rudy was an angel 😇. She treated everyone the same. She was a Big sister to me with always encouraging words in her soft speaking voice. Heaven has it Angel 😇back home.Love you Big Sis.Annette Mundy Mcccullough and Deacon Zach Mcccullough ❤😓😓
Soo sorry for your families loss. Mrs Ruth was a beautiful soul.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you all❤