To Describe the life and paint a beautiful picture of Ms. Ruby Jean Reddic is such an honor.
To convey information about such an interesting, one of a kind, entertaining, happy, spirited person like Ms. Ruby Jean Reddic holds many layers of who she was.
Ruby Jean Reddic was born in Kansas City, Kansas on December 9, 1942, and died on February 19, 2022 in Westfield, Massachusetts.
She was born to parents Willa Mae Hannibal of Lexington, Mississippi, and Jesse Reddic of Lot, Texas.
Jean, as she was affectionately called, resided in Springfield, Massachusetts, with her parents, the late Willa Mae Bailey and her step-father, the late William H. Bailey for the majority of her life and later moved to Westfield, Massachusetts, where she resided for the last ten years.
She worked at Carvell Industries and Goodwill and retired in the Summer of 2007 from Human Resources Unlimited in Springfield.
Jean had a great admiration for music. Artists such as Otis Redding, Chubby Checker, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown were just a few artists to fill Jean’s ears with funky, blues music which allowed her to be happy and at peace. This may have been the motivation that encouraged her to display the talent to play the piano by ear. Alongside her love for music, Jean had many other tasks and hobbies that many of us can attest to.
Ms. Ruby Jean was forever busy with crocheting, cutting out catalog pictures, and tidying or organizing something. Her love for mayonnaise sandwiches and tea is definitely a memory that many of us can say, “Yes, that’s Jean”.
Jean loved to travel, especially when the opportunity arose to go visit her Uncle Bob and Aunt Stelle in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
All of the many memories of Jean Reddic extend long and bring a smile to the faces of all that have been graced by Jean’s presence.
Jean will certainly be missed by her siblings, Beverly Parks Lloyd, Elaine White, Patricia Bailey, Orville Bailey, and a host of other relatives and friends.
The calling hour is 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Harrell Funeral Home, followed by funeral services at 10 a.m., with burial in Hillcrest Park Cemetery.