MacDonald, Ruby Lee Hightower

08/14/1953 - 12/11/2020

Daughter of Thomas and Nell Cooksey Hightower.  Wife of Dan MacDonald.  Has two daughters

Sarah and Amber.  Occupation, nurse.  Loved flowers and gardening.  Sister to Reba and Cindy.

Ruby Lee Hightower MacDonald, 67, of Waukeenah FL, died December 11, 2020 after a long courageous battle with cancer. A celebration of life ceremony will be held on Sunday May 16, 2021 at 2 P.M. at the Waukeenah Cemetery in Waukeenah, Jefferson County, Florida. All family and friends are welcome to attend. Social distancing and masking requirements in effect.

Ruby was born in Macon GA on August 14, 1953, and is preceded in death by her parents Thomas Lee Hightower and Martha Nell Cooksey Meadows. She is survived by her husband Dan “Mac” MacDonald III, their two daughters Sara Vowell and Amber Austin, and her only grandson Levi Austin. Also surviving her are her sisters Reba Hightower, Cindy Ballantyne, and Arlene Studstill, as well as many other family.

Ruby graduated from nursing school and started her career in LaGrange GA. Ruby would later spend the next 40 years caring for others, in a wide range of healthcare settings. In addition to caring for others Ruby spent her life knitting and beading, and creating beautiful works of art, and loving her Siamese cats. Ruby was a friend to all and has left behind a large social network of friends that she considered family. She will be missed dearly.

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