Ruby Blount Belock

11/24/1935 - 02/15/2024

Ruby Blount Belock was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on November 24th, 1935. Ruby traveled extensively as a military spouse and was also an executive secretary for Civil Service for several years. Over her life she lived in Mississippi, Key West, Vietnam, Germany, Virginia & in her final years on both coasts of Florida to be near her children.

Ruby was a true southern lady who loved good buttermilk cornbread, the (former) Washington Redskins, driving by herself to Mississippi to see her most loved sister (Rosie Potter), a good blackjack game at a casino (she won a LOT), her southern son-in-law Ron Bailey, growing a garden, Jeopardy-every night and she knew most of the answers, a good book and mostly her best friend and husband, George who she lost in 2017.

Shortly after George’s passing Ruby sold her beautiful home she shared with George and purchased a condo on the ocean in Satellite Beach, Florida and did a complete renovation prior to moving in. She realized condo living wasn’t for her & decided she wanted to move to Gulfport, Florida to be near her son, Jay Hyden. She loved Gulfport and said it reminded her of her time living in Key West many years ago.

Ruby wasn’t afraid of a challenge and in the middle of the Covid pandemic she purchased a property in much need of a complete renovation. At 85 years old she bought the house and started the renovation which took close to four years. She had a vision and made her new property into a beautiful home that she was just starting to enjoy when she passed away.

Ruby is survived by her son, Jay Hyden, daughter Mandy Belock Bailey (Ron Bailey), son Timothy Belock (Tina Belock) grandchildren Caitlin Belock Bailey, Jesse Belock, Jacob Belock, Matthew Belock (Jen Belock), sister Rosie Potter and the Potter family of Belzoni, Mississippi and Heidi Gibson. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, George Belock and daughter, Rachel Hyden.

Ruby loved living in Gulfport during her final years especially being close to Jay and meeting wonderful new friends. Her family would like to thank all those at The Tiki Bar & Grill at 56th and Shore, Gulfport where Ruby and Jay were enjoying the afternoon among friends on Taco Tuesday when she fell ill. Also a special thanks to Ms. Denise Zielinski for her help to our family.

Ruby will be laid to rest at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Mims, Florida near George at a private family memorial at a later date.