Ruby Wilson was born on February 29, 1948, and died on August 12, 2016.
She was an American blues and gospel singer and actress.
Ruby was known as “The Queen of Beale Street” as she sang in clubs on Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee, for over 40 years.
Ruby also had a successful touring and recording career, and appeared in a number of films.
She suffered a stroke in 2009, and was unable to speak for four months.
Wilson received speech therapy and physical therapy and eventually recovered enough to return to acting and singing.
Wilson was married four times.
Ruby’s first husband was a gospel entertainer from Chicago.
Ruby’s fourth husband was B.B. King’s road manager.
She died due to a heart attack.
She left four children behind and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ruby Wilson passed away at 67 years old.