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Ruby Jane Hense-Ferrell, 61

Ruby Jane Hense-Ferrell, 61, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away on March 23, 2018. She was born on July 30, 1956 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Orval and MaeBell Boggs.

Ruby was a devoted wife and amazing mother.  She was better known as “The Boss”. She loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart. Ruby enjoyed spending time with her family and watching her soaps.  She will be missed by all her knew her. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Shelby Gene Boggs, Larry Boggs and Michael Boggs; two sisters, Brenda Thompson and Patricia Walters.

She is survived by her loving husband Calvin Ferrell; a son Joel Hense (Amanda), and two daughters Melissa Ferrell and Brenda Rhodes; five grandchildren, Jared Adams, Alex Adams and Tyler Adams, Jaylen Herbert, Jacob Herbert and three great- grandchildren, one brother, Evan Boggs (Doris) all of Jacksonville. 

A family hosted memorial service will be held at a later date.  

Cremation arrangements are under the trusted care and direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076, 501-982-3400


  • Jeff Webber Posted March 23, 2018 7:49 PM

    Thoughts & prayers during this sad time.

  • marquis Brown Posted March 23, 2018 7:52 PM

    you where a good friend and mom u will be miss and love

  • Juanita Rogers Taylor Posted March 23, 2018 7:55 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Ruby was a special lady, we had so much fun together. One year at Thanksgiving I had no where to go, she said you are coming to our house. That meant alot to me and still does, she was always about family, and making sure that they were taken care of. RIP sweet lady. Prayers for all of you.

  • Rebecca Humphrey Posted March 23, 2018 8:01 PM

    My deepest condolences to the family!!

  • Eric Gunter Posted March 23, 2018 8:01 PM

    Momma, to say you will be sorely missed just doesn’t say enough. My heart will always be heavy with the burden of not being able to sit and hear your stories when I would come visit. I love and miss you so very much and will see you again!

  • Tony Givens Posted March 23, 2018 8:09 PM

    Lil Tony love you momma

  • Regina Bullock Posted March 23, 2018 8:13 PM

    She was a very special person in my life. Love and miss you.

  • Nicholle Lyons Posted March 23, 2018 8:16 PM

    She will forever be missed love you always. Forever a Ruby in the sky!

  • Joe Benedict Posted March 23, 2018 8:34 PM

    My condolences to your family

  • Kylee Talley Posted March 23, 2018 8:53 PM

    My Thoughts and prayers are with the family for comfort & strength during this time ..

  • Chris and Heather Beasley Posted March 23, 2018 9:28 PM

    You and the family will be in our thoughts at this veey hard time. I could not imagine what you are going through.

  • Flecia Hendrix Posted March 23, 2018 10:42 PM

    My prayers and love are with you during this hour. May God give you strength and peace.

  • Margaret Posted March 23, 2018 11:15 PM

    So sorry didn’t know her real well but what I did know she’s was a great lady

  • William Phillips Posted March 23, 2018 11:30 PM

    Rip will be missed

  • Stacy hutcherson Posted March 24, 2018 12:53 AM

    My heart goes out the family

  • Annrtte Posted March 24, 2018 7:10 AM

    My dear aunt red ruby I love u so much I’m so amgry u left me I Miss u I am glad your with grandma grandpa and.sisters please be happy don’t. Worru well be ok till we ser u again I will miss all our phone calls melissa being strong she be.the little boss you would ne ptoud of het I love u Aunt Ruby

  • Chris Nelson Posted March 24, 2018 12:13 PM

    She will be missed so much. She is happy now with Pat and having a blast. Words could never explain the pain you must be feeling now. I am praying for you guys to have strength to go on.

  • Marlena Hales Posted March 25, 2018 1:42 PM

    Like another momma to me. Made sure i was fed and welcomed me into your home any hour of the day or night. Loved my kids as if they were your own grandchildren. You and calvin were always there for me. Someone i k ew i could trust no matter what! Love you Mrs. Ruby! Your going to forever be missed! Calvin is my buddy and ill look out for him. And Melissa is just as strong as you were so i know she will be ok. Forever in my heart!

  • Ricky and Tamatha St.John Posted March 26, 2018 12:59 PM

    We love u Ruby and know your always with us. I will miss your hugs and talks..U always knew the right words to say to brighten any day..

  • Chrissy Heath Posted March 28, 2018 3:32 PM

    U will always b loved n missed by many ppl!! Miss n love u big momma aka The Boss

  • Chrissy Heath Posted March 28, 2018 3:34 PM

    U were always a awesome n special lady. Love n miss u Big Momma The Boss

  • Carol Combs Posted March 28, 2018 11:05 PM

    A lot of wonderful memories with the Boggs Family. You are all in our thoughts and Prayers. Lv to all of you💕💕

  • Tammie Boggs Posted March 29, 2018 9:55 AM

    I love you Ruby. You were more like a sister to me . From the time I met you we were bonded .Soar like an Eagle. I will never forget you.

  • Toni boggs Posted March 30, 2018 12:25 PM

    My heart is so sad. I will miss you so much, you were always there for me. I have so many great memories .

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