Ruby Regina Hilton, a name that will forever be etched in our hearts, has peacefully left this world on September 9, 2023, surrounded by her loving family at her home. She was born on October 23, 1958, and lived a life that touched the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her. As we gather to celebrate her remarkable journey, let us remember the incredible impact she had on our lives.
With a personality that radiated warmth and love, Ruby was a beacon of kindness in our community. She had a heart so pure that she would give you the shirt off her back without a second thought. Ruby's compassion knew no bounds, and she continuously sought ways to make a positive difference in the lives of those around her.
One of Ruby's greatest joys in life was spending time with her family. There was nothing she cherished more than being surrounded by her loved ones. Sitting outside and watching birds brought her immense happiness and tranquility. And when she wasn't basking in the beauty of nature, you would find Ruby attending church and singing joyfully in the choir.
Ruby achieved many milestones throughout her life that filled her with pride. Graduating college was an accomplishment that showcased her dedication and perseverance. However, above all else, it was her children and grandchildren who brought her the deepest sense of fulfillment. She found immense joy in supporting them as they pursued their dreams and celebrated their victories.
Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Ruthie Mason, who instilled in her the values of love, compassion, and resilience. Also by her daughter, Gentry Garrett; and sisters, Maureen Mason and Dorothy Mason.
Ruby leaves behind a legacy that will forever be cherished by those who survive her. Her beloved husband Cecil Hilton stood by her side through thick and thin, sharing an unbreakable bond built upon love and devotion.
The love between Ruby and Cecil blossomed into beautiful branches as they welcomed children and grandchildren into their lives. She is survived by her children, Davie Grant and Angela Lawshe; grandchildren, Meagan Ulmer (Dalton), Morlon Pastorcich (Gabe), Micayla Grimes (Chase), Terry Grant, Paige Grant, Chesning Manning, Shelby Garrett, and Mason Garrett; great-grandchildren, Roman Philips, Mariana Jenkins, and William and Elizabeth Ulmer. They were her world and enriched her life with their innocent laughter and contagious joy.
In addition to her immediate family, Ruby leaves behind her brothers, Steve and Marty Mason; nieces, Summer Mason and Shelby Mason; nephew, Landon Mason. numerous cousins, and a myriad of other relatives and friends who were blessed to have known her.
Services to honor the beautiful life of Ruby Regina Hilton will be held on September 15, 2023. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am until the 10:00 am funeral service at Freeman Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Cox officating. Burial to follow in Fairhope Baptist Church Cemetery. Let us come together as a community to celebrate the extraordinary woman Ruby was and find solace in each other as we bid farewell.
While our hearts are heavy with grief at the loss of such an incredible soul, let us also take comfort in knowing that Ruby's spirit remains with us forever. Her selflessness, love for family, and unwavering faith will continue to inspire us as we navigate the path ahead without her physical presence.