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Celebrating the life of

Ruby-Ann Gallant

June 19, 1944 - February 04, 2024

Ruby-Ann Gallant

Ruby-Ann Gallant, of Savannah, and formerly Dalton, GA passed away at home on Sunday, February 4, 2024. Ruby-Ann was born in Lenoir City, Tennessee on June 19, 1944, to parents Rev. Cliff Thomas, Sr., and Carolyn Moore Thomas. Both preceded their daughter in death.

Ruby-Ann was musically inclined and played several instruments, including piano, acoustic and slide guitar, slide trombone proficiently. She grew up singing in church and loved the spotlight. One of her favorite memories was performing with the Tennessee Vols Marching Band her senior year in high school. 

While there are many things in which Ruby-Ann excelled, singing and dancing brought her the most joy. She loved musical theater and anything artistic. She was a staunch supporter of equality for all and was a fierce ally of the LGBTQ+ community.

She is preceded in death by her siblings Cliff Thomas, Jr., Joyce June Bowers, and her beloved little sister Doris Poindexter, all of Dalton, Georgia, as well as her first husband, Joe Weeks and her second husband, Bert Gallant, also of Dalton.

She is survived by her daughter Ms. Buffy Nelson, son-in-law Mr. Adam Nations and Mr. Russell Martin, affectionately known as her “bonus child”, all of Savannah, Georgia. While Ruby-Ann had no grandchildren, she adored her golden retriever grand-doggie Sadie and upon Ruby’s death, it was discovered she had more images on her phone of Sadie than of her daughter.

She is also survived by a niece, Rosie Perry (Brian), of Knoxville, TN, a nephew, Tommy Poindexter, of Dalton, and several great-nephews and nieces whom she adored.  

At her request, there will not be a funeral or memorial. She did not like the idea of a celebration about her being held without being there to enjoy it. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. St. Jude’s Children's Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, GLAAD were some of her favorite charities. 




Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel