Ruby Alexander, 46, of Orange, was called to heaven Thursday, Jan. 23.

She had a burning flame that was indistinguishable for love, fun, and friendship. Ruby was born in Mississippi on June 10, 1967. Like her name, she was like a precious stone that stood out to all for her beauty inside and out, and it was hard not to notice her. This was evident to her parents when they adopted her at the age of four.

She leaves behind the greatest accomplishments of her entire life, her daughters, Courtney (Smith) Cowart and husband Dan, and Hannah Smith, who will always cherish the precious memories of childhood with their Momma.

She is also survived by her father, Jim Alexander and wife Rhonda; brother Troy Alexander, wife Heather, and their children, Hayden, Harper, and Hendrix.

She was greeted in heaven by her mother, Shirley (Hodgkinson) Alexander, whom she missed dearly. We will celebrate and embark on memories of Ruby at 3:00 p.m. Jan. 31, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.