Mrs. Ruby Anne Batte Rayner, age 71 and a resident of Brandon passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 at her home.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from the Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tam Maddox will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Smith County under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest.
Visitation will be from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the funeral home.
Ruby Anne Rayner was born February 14, 1947 to her parents: Jack and Irene Jordan Batte. She was a native of Smith County and had been a resident of Rankin County for the past 30 years. She was a retired project coordinator for the State of Mississippi, and a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. A simple woman, Ruby Anne will be remembered for her humorous wit, generous spirit, and her straightforwardness. A favorite past time was crafting, in particular, beading, and making costume jewelry.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Jack and Irene Batte.
Survivors include one son: Allen (Irene) Rayner; one granddaughter: Katrena (Glenn) Bryant; one great-granddaughter: Paislee Bryant, all of the Lorena Community; four brothers: Bennie (Virginia) Batte, Bill (Pat) Batte, Frank (Pam) Batte, and Larry (Judy) Batte, all of Forest; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made Mustard Seed, 1085 Luckney Road, Flowood, MS 39288.
Serving as pallbearers will be Glenn Bryant, Wayne Batte, Randy Batte, Timmy Batte, Brandin Batte, and Scott Purcell.