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Ruby (Polk) Route

August 9, 1942 ~ September 25, 2020 (age 78)


Mrs. Ruby Lee Route was born on August 9, 1942 in Shamrock, Texas.

Sunset for Ruby Route was September 25, 2020.  Mrs. Ruby Lee Route was raised by her

Parents Frank and Virginia Polk. Ruby was an outstanding athlete, playing basketball and running track. She also enjoyed watching sports.

Ruby Lee Polk later met the Love of her life J.L. Route.  They were married on November 4, 1961, in Shamrock, Texas.  Mr. Route and Mrs. Route later m oved to Amarillo, Texas where they built a future together as husband and wife.  The Routes became pillars of the North Heights Community for 59 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband J.L. Route, Brother Charles Ray Polk, Sister Gussie Lee Browner.

Mrs. Ruby Loved God and had very strong faith in the Lord.  She loved to sing and listen to music.  She was well known and trusted in the community with the welfare of many children that she provided care for.  One of her favorite past times was going for long rides and attending church.

Mrs. Route leave to cherish her memory, daughter Sharry Johnson (Amarillo, TX.) son Dalton Route (Killeen TX), brother Frank Polk Jr. (Fort Worth, TX), sister Teresa Betts (Pampa, TX).  Also, she leaves a host of nieces and nephews as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren other loved ones, many friends and associates.

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October 2, 2020

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church (Amarillo, Texas)

Funeral Service
October 3, 2020

11:00 AM
New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church (Amarillo, Texas)

Video is available for this event

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