Rubye Shelton Ricketts, born on Jan 2, 1923, went home to be with her savior, Jesus Christ, on Dec 9, 2021 at the age of 98. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Bertha Shelton. She was preceded in death by her husband Pete Ricketts, her son Lynn Ricketts, as well as five brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her grandson (adopted son) Gene Ricketts (Jennifer) and seven great grandchildren. She was a long time resident of Powhatan, VA and a faithful member of Red Lane Baptist Church in Powhatan. She went to live with her niece, Linda Merrell (Ed) in 1998, where she lived for 8 years until incapacitated by Alzheimers. She spent her remaining years in care facilities. Services will be on Thursday, December 16, at Red Lane Baptist Church, with visitation at 10:30, and funeral at 11:00, with Pastor Tracey Deavers presiding. Graveside service in the church cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association. Bennett Barden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.