Funeral services for Ruby Meshell Lyon, 85, will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mary of the Pines Catholic Church, 1050 Bert Kouns, Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Forest Park West, 4000 Meriwether Rd. in Shreveport. A visitation will be held Thursday, January 5, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Father Mark Watson.
Ruby was born on October 27, 1937 in Zwolle, Louisiana to Cora and Walter Meshell, Sr. Following a brief illness, she went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 in Shreveport.
Ruby enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed listening to music, dancing and going to estate sales. Ruby loved going to church and talking about the Lord. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.
Ruby is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Richard Turner and Rudy Lyon; grandson Steven Nichols; brothers, Joseph Meshell, Jim Meshell, David Meshell and Rufus Meshell. Left to cherish Ruby’s memory are her daughters, Pat Nichols and husband, Nick of Keatchie, Brenda Faust and husband, Mark of Greenwood, and Sandy Spears and husband, John of Frierson; and son, Richard Turner and wife, Sherry of Shreveport; grandchildren, Korie Faust Frantom and husband, Eric, Mark Anthony Faust and wife, Brandi, Matthew Spears and Danielle, Amanda Spears, Ashley Goodreau and husband, Travis; great-grandchildren, Aspen Faust, Riley Joseph Frantom, Daniel Bruce, Destiny Spears, Terry (Ding-Ding) Spears, Aria Spears, Emery Spears, Maci Davis, Kamden Bell and Korbin Bell; brother, Walter Meshell, Jr. (Tootsie Roll) and wife, Carolyn; and sister, Faye Meshell; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Honoring Ruby as pallbearers are Casey Cobb, Kolby Meshell, Luke Meshell, Nick Sepulvado, Josh Ray, and Matt Bruce. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Nick Nichols, Mark Faust, John Spears, Mark Anthony Faust, Matthew Spears, Patrick Meshell, Randy Meshell, Daniel Bruce and Terry (Ding-Ding) Spears.
The family would like to express special thanks to the ICU staff at Willis-Knighton Pierremont and The Carpenter House for the wonderful care, compassion and love given to our mother.