Evangelist Ruby Clark Askew, of 511 W. Robinson Street, passed away Friday, April 1, 2022, in her home.
Widow of Plato Askew, Sr., she was born in Cherokee County, SC and was a daughter of the late Thomas Clark Sr. and the late Ernestine Davis Clark.
She was a faithful and dedicated member of The Divine True Holiness Church of God in Blacksburg. She served her church in many capacities including: Mother of the Church, Sunday School Teacher, Church Secretary, Church Treasurer, member of The Holy Gospel Singers, and Prison Ministry.
Ruby was well known and much loved in Blacksburg and Gaffney. Her delicious cakes, creamed corn, country style steak and gravy graced many tables and delighted the taste buds of those who were blessed to partake of her culinary favors. She was a former employee of Burton Dixie, and Nestle.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Sammy Clark and Thomas Clark, Jr. She leaves to cherish loving memories: two sons, Plato Askew, Jr. (Owens), of Atlanta, GA, Keith Askew, Sr., (Ivey), of San Diego, CA; a daughter, Mary F. Clark, of Atlanta, two sisters, Mary Pearl Greer, of Greenville, SC, and Gloria Gaskins, of Taylors, SC; four grandchildren, Rajshun Livsey and Corbett Livsey (Forsheka), of Gaffney who were raised in the home, Keith Askew, Jr. (Ashley), and Jasmine Askew (Curtis), of California; seven great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, including a nephew, Kenny Terry, of Virginia, raised in the home; sisters-in-law, Thelma Clark, Ida Askew, and Debra Askew; God children, John Mickles (Ruby), Robert Elmore (Deborah), Kristielove Walls, and Charles Littlejohn; caregivers, Robert Gibbs, II, Priscilla Lockhart, Linda Belk, Dora James; a host of other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Service will be held Sunday, April 10th, 2:00 p.m., in Bethel Baptist Church with Bishop Willie Littlejohn, The Reverend Earl D. Simmons, Sr.; The Reverend J.W. Sanders, Jr., The Reverend Dr. Michael A. Bridges, The Reverend Dr. Timothy L. Hunter. Interment will follow in The Divine True Holiness Church of God Cemetery. The Service will be live-streamed via https://www.facebook.com/bethelbaptistchurchgaffney.