Ruby Floy Thompson was called home by her savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, March 19, 2020, after a brief hospice stay at the home of her fourth son, Jim, in Orange, California.
Floy was born in Center, Texas on September 28, 1915 to Benjamin and Zella Harrison. She met the love of her life, Sylmon Edward Thompson, “Bud”, in 1934 in Bethany, Oklahoma. They were married on December 28, 1934 in Orange, Texas. Following their marriage, Bud & Floy lived in Bethany, OK. In 1940 they moved to Whittier, California, along with the first two of five boys.
Bud was a carpenter and Floy a homemaker. Their family attended Whittier First Church of the Nazarene in uptown Whittier. Floy always had a heart for teaching the young children’s Sunday school classes, a love that spanned over 50 years at the church which later became College Avenue Church, CAC. For her five growing sons, she prayed, loved, cared for, taught responsibility too, and led morning “family alter” times. She prepared countless meals for any families and friends who were in their home. This modeling of Christ’s love continued to grow on to her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
She always let everyone know of the love she had for Jesus, for, at age sixteen, she asked Jesus for forgiveness of her sins, inviting him into her heart. To the very end of her life she shared her love for Jesus as evidenced by the hospice chaplain’s visit only two days prior to her home going, when she witnessed to him of her sixteen-year old decision to follow Christ.
Floy was preceded in death by her husband Bud, son Bob, and grandson Jason. She is survived by her son Ed (Betty) Medford, OR; Chuck (Luan) Palm Desert, CA; Jim (Mary) Orange, CA; Jack (Nancy) Salem, OR; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.