Ruth Black-Gray passed away January 22, 2015 at the age of 92. A longtime resident of New Orleans, she was currently living in Alabama after Katrina. Wife of the late Jim Gray, she is survived by two children: Geraldine Black and Naomi Ruth Higgins and is mourned by her brother, Edmond Black, Jr.; Seven grandchildren; a multitude of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edmond Black Sr., and Florida Dutton Black; daughter, Florida “Sweetie, Angie” Derischebourg and son, Alvin Higgins. She was loved by all and will truly be missed. Relatives and friends were invited tothe visitation and funeral service at Old Zion Baptist Church in New Orleans. Pastor Sam Young officiated on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Interment in Bayhi Cemetery in Belle Chasse, LA.