Rachel “Ruby” Nell Bell Lowthorp, 91, of Statesville, N.C., passed away peacefully at home on January 27, 2021. She was born August 18, 1929, to the late Ernest Bell and Ida Meadows Bell.

She was also preceded by her beloved husband of 55 years, Mack Ray Lowthorp. Ruby was also preceded by her sisters, Josey Ward, Willia Taylor, and Wilma Fraley, brothers, Edgar, Wade, Paul, and Clarence Bell; and daughter, Lorrie Lowthorp Brown. Ruby also lived to see five generations of great great grandchildren, whom she loved.

Ruby attended Harmony High School and Temple Baptist Church. She worked at Cool Springs School in the cafeteria before retiring after over 20 years of employment.

Those left to cherish and honor her memory include her son, Terry Lowthorp Sr.; daughter, Sharon Lowthorp Mills; grandchildren, Terry Lowthorp Jr. (Rhonda), Cynthia Lowthorp Wolfe, Treva Lowthorp, Jamie Spears (Kourtney), and Robin McElveen (Brian); great grandchildren, Rebecca Pope (Samuel), Terry Lowthorp III, Thomas Lowthorp, Olivia Swaim, Chevy Mack, Austin Ireland (Waylon), and Travis Carson; and numerous great great grandchildren.

The family will hold a graveside service starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at Iredell Memorial Gardens. Terry Tevepaugh will be officiating.

Reavis Funeral Home of Statesville is proud to be serving the Lowthorp family.

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