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Ruby Murray-Butler

July 28, 1961 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 60)


Mrs. Ruby Murray-Butler of Columbia, SC, was born July 28th, 1961, and entered eternal rest on November 10,2021 she was the fourth child of Late James Edward Murray and Ada Belle Murray. Ruby was born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ. She graduated from Elizabeth High School. At a young age she started working with family at the neighborhood Fish Market. Later, she began working at Marriott as a Sous Chef; this is where Ruby gained her love of cooking and service. When she retired from Marriott, she started working on her own business ventures in the restaurant industry. Ruby was a faithful servant at the Elizabeth Church God as an Usher alongside her mother whom she called her best friend. When she relocated to Columbia, she became a diligent servant at Zion Canaan Baptist Church where she also served as an usher. In South Carolina she obtained employment at Still Hopes.

Ruby was an excellent cook and found joy in cooking for others. She had an excellent work ethic and instilled those same ethics in her family. She enjoyed entertaining people and when she did everything had to be just right. I can still hear her yelling “MASH POTATOES IN THE MIDDLE”! Ruby will be remembered as the “THE CHEF”. She will surely be missed; the Murray family will never be the same. Well, done you have been faithful, take your rest!!!

Ruby leaves to mourn her husband Marlow Butler, Daughter Kenyatta Murray (Victor Sabatel) of Bronx, New York, son Jailyn Murray of Columbia, SC and a stepson Braheem Morgan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Her mother Ada Belle Murray of Columbia, SC, a sister Winnie Murray of Columbia, SC, brothers Henry Murray (Youletta) of Vauxhall, New Jersey, Jerry Murray of Elizabeth, NJ, Orlando Bostic of Elizabeth, NJ, Warren Bostic of New Jersey, Uncle Freddie Johnson of Linden, NJ and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Ruby was preceded in death by her father James E. Murray, sisters' Gussie Anne Murray, and Michele Murray, Brothers’ James Murray, Colon Murray, Close uncles Robert Lee Dubose and Alton Murray

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 Service Program


November 17, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Funeral Service
November 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Zion Canaan Baptist Church
7820 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29203

Interment following funeral service

Fort Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Road
Columbia, SC 29229

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