Ruby Pegram


Ruby H. Pegram was born March 2, 1938, to the union of the late Lee and Willie Mae Hayes in Gilmore, AK. She moved to Columbus, OH at a very early age and was educated in the Columbus Public School system. She continued her studies at Bliss Business School.

Ruby confessed her hope in Christ under the leadership of the late Dr. R.F. Hairston Sr. of Refuge Baptist Church.

On April 4, 1959, she was united in marriage to James Phillip Pegram, they had 3 children, Philicia Pegram, Lynna Qualls, and Mark Pegram.

Ruby started her career as an assistant for Attorney Saunders. After that she was employed at IBM for 30 years before retiring and then went to work at Sherwin Williams and retired after 16 years.

Ruby was loved by so many people and was ready to lend a helping hand wherever needed. She would do all that she could for her family; she loved all her nieces and nephews like her own children. She would never turn anyone away that needed a place to stay. She had a fabulous sense of style and was always dressed to the nines. She was fun to be around and loved having lots of people over her house. It was known for good music and card games that could last all night. As an avid OSU football fan, she threw plenty of football parties. She loved to laugh and said she could have been a comedian. She was known to catch you off guard with her quick wit.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Willie Mae Hayes; daughter, Philicia Pegram; and siblings, Julia, Eddie, Luther, Mildred, MJ, Jeff, Mary, Thomas, Hamer, Herman, and Calvin (Pete).

Ruby leaves to cherish her memory, children, Lynna Qualls and Mark Pegram; grandchildren, Amber Pegram, Mark Leonard, Adam Qualls, Domonique Qualls, Michelle Connolly, Taylor Qualls, and Avean Pegram-Benton; great-grandchildren, Kaira Pegram, Julian Suriel, Kyndal Qualls, Aniyah Qualls, Lascelle Lee III, and Amora Qualls; and a host of special nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, great-grand nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church, 2283 Sunbury Road.


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  1. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but please let us share our heartfelt condolences. In times of distress we need comfort that soothes our hearts. May the peace of God guard your hearts.

  2. I worked with Ruby at Sherwin Williams. Ruby always had a smile on her face and was a friend to many. I cherish her friendship during those years and my thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  3. Billie Frank and Kewee and children

    Aunt Ruby was always one of my favorite aunts of many .She was always pleasant and never can I ever say she said a mean or discouraging word .I missed a lot of times but not the holiday food Lol Until I meet all of my aunts uncles mom and them save a seat for me.loving memory always Give my 2 a big hug from mommy.

  4. Arthella Pegram-Charlton

    It breaks my heart to hear about the loss of Ruby. As far as I know, she was the the oldest living relative of our family. I am asking God to wrap his arms around us and give us strength to endure the days ahead without her in our presence and give Her a forever place in our hearts.

  5. Monica Williams

    Uncle Mark and Avean,
    My deepest sympathies go to you and your family during this difficult time.
    May God give you comfort and peace.

  6. Brenda Reisling

    Ruby and I worked in the lab together at Sherwin Williams for many years..had alot of fun lunches together….sending condolences, hugs and prayers to her family.

  7. Yolanda Robinson

    My condolences to Lynn, Mark and the Pegram family. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

    Yolanda Robinson

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