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Ruby Lee BODDIE / ROBERSON / ROBERTSON / ROBINSON / MITCHELL, the daughter of Albert and Anna Bell (MITCHELL / RUSSELL) BODDIE, was born on May 18, 1914 in LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia and attended Smyrna Baptist Church. In 1928, the family moved to Louisville, Kentucky after the death of her father, Albert BODDIE. In Louisville, Kentucky, Ruby attended Bethel Temple where she was baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit in 1930, shortly before meeting her future husband, Charles Thomas BEELER. Ruby's siblings include, John Wesley aka Karl (BODDIE) ROBINSON, Sarah Louise (BODDIE) ROBERTSON THOMAS, and Wilson Oliver James (BODDIE) ROBERTSON. Ruby married Charles Thomas BEELER on May 03, 1934 in Louisville, Kentucky. Ruby and Charles had 12 children: Addie Bell, Charlotte Lee, Charles David, John Thomas (died on March 04, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan), Grace Louise, Evelyn Cecelia, Esther Rachel, Sherman Albert, Louis Jonathon, Ruby Rebekah, Samuel Nathan, and Sarah Recalia. Charles and Ruby attended Bethel Temple in Louisville, Kentucky until they moved to Detroit in 1947. In Detroit, the family attended Clinton Street Greater Bethlehem Temple, first under Bishop Samuel Nathan Hancock, then under Bishop David Collins. In 1954, Ruby and Charles bought a house at 4515 Pennsylvania Street in Detroit, Michigan. In 1955, they moved to the farm in Holly, Michigan, and in 1978, Ruby founded and pastored Bethlehem Temple #4, now known as Holly Apostolic Church, at the historic Baptist Church building at 400 S. Saginaw, Holly, Michigan 48442. Mother Ruby BEELER eventually gave pastorship of the church over to her husband, Charles, and he then became Bishop of Holly Apostolic Church. Mother Ruby BEELER died on January 22, 1998 in Holly, Michigan and was buried at Rose Center Cemetary, in Rose Center Township, Michigan.
Addie Bell BEELER Jr., the daughter of Addie Bell BEELER Sr. and Sherman BEELER, was born on February 17, 1910 in Okalona, Jefferson County, Kentucky, exactly two years before her brother, Bishop Charles T. BEELER was born. Addie Bell married on June 27, 1936 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Isham Berry SPENCER. They had nine children together: Isham Berry Jr., Rosie May, Daisy Louise, James Harrison, Floyd Thomas, Daniel Paul, Jacob Franklin, Mary Evelyn, and Ruth Lucille. The family attended Bethel Temple in Louisville, Kentucky, under Bishop Douglas, where Addie was baptized as a child. In 1963, they joined Christ Temple Apostolic Church under Bishop Robert L. Little. The family lived at 9309 Nat'l Turnpike in Fairdale, Kentucky for many years. After Isham died on January 20, 1990, Addie Bell moved to 4100 Clyde Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40216. Addie Bell is still alive today, March 01, 2013, and is 103 years old.
Addie Bell BEELER- was born September 17, 1873 in Louisville, LaRue County, Kentucky and died on April 20, 1933 (buried at Louisville City Cemetary). Addie Bell married twice and had 11 children. She and her first husband, James TYLER married in 1888 in Kentucky and had 3 children: Andrew TYLER, Henry S. TYLER, and Hattie TYLER. Addie Bell and James divorced in the late 1890s. In 1901 Addie Bell married Sherman BEELER in Louisville, Kentucky. They had 8 children: Nan ("Nannie") BEELER, ("Rosie Jane") BEELER, Viola Eva BEELER, Minnie Bell BEELER, Addie Bell BEELER, CHARLES THOMAS BEELER, Isaac BEELER, and Sherman BEELER. Addie Bell and her family attended Bethel Temple (the Pentecostal Church of Apostolic Faith), 702 East Breckenridge in Louisville, Kentucky, under Bishop Floyd Douglas and Bishop David Shultz.
Charles Thomas BEELER was born on February 17, 1912 in Okalona, Jefferson County, Kentucky to Addie Bell BEELER Sr. and Sherman BEELER. He attended Lincoln Grammar School in Louisville, and graduated from 8th grade at South Park in Okalona (Now Julius Rosenwald School). Charles attended Bethel Temple with his mother, his sisters and brother from his youth until 1947, under Bishop David Shultz. Charles was baptized in Jesus' name in 1929 and he received the Holy Spirit on January 01, 1931. He became a deacon in the church, he sang in the gospel quartet, he played the piano, the organ, and the guitar. Charles worked at American Radiator Standard Sanitary in Louisville as a sweeper and sand mixer. During World War II, he worked at the Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot. On May 03, 1934 Charles married Ruby Lee Robertson (daughter of Albert Boddie and Anna Bell Mitchell) at Bethel Temple in Louisville, Kentucky and had 12 children: Addie Bell, Charlotte, Charles, John, Grace, Evelyn, Esther, Sherman, Louis, Ruby, Samuel, and Sarah. The BEELER family attended Bethel Temple together until they moved to Detroit in 1947. Their son, John, died on March 04, 1951 in Detroit. In Detroit, Charles and Ruby attended Clinton Street Greater Bethlehem Temple under Bishop Samuel Nathan Hancock, founder of the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith. Charles was a deacon at Greater Bethlehem Temple until 1954 and was a pallbearer at Bishop Hancock's funeral. In 1955 Charles and Ruby moved to Holly, Michigan, and rented a farm at 1611 Davisburg Road from Mr. Byrd. In 1960, Charles and Ruby founded Bethlehem Temple #4, P.C.A.F. The church members met in a tent that was erected in the field near their home. In the 1960's, Charles and Ruby moved to the 50 acre farm at 1000 Davisburg Road, which they rented from Gloria Greer of Detroit. For many years, church services were held in their living room on the farm. By the 1970's, the church had begun meeting at the Springfield Township Hall in Davisburg, Michigan. Mother Beeler (Ruby) pastored the church until 1978, when she turned the pastorship over to her husband, Charles. At that time, the congregation voted to incorporate independently, changing the name of the church from Bethlehem Temple #4, P.C.A.F. to "Holly Apostolic Church", and Deacon Charles BEELER was elected Bishop. In 1979, the congregation purchased the historic Baptist church building at 400 S. Saginaw Street in Holly, Michigan. Bishop and Mother BEELER soon after moved into private quarters in the church building. Mother Beeler suffered several strokes in the late 1980s and was confined to a wheelchair for the remaining years of her life. She died on January 22, 1998. Her funeral was held at Holly Apostolic Church. The funeral arrangements were provided by Driers funeral home of Holly, MI. About three hundred family members and friends attended her funeral. Mother Ruby BEELER was buried at Rose Center Cementary in Rose Center Township, Michigan. Charles and Ruby's eighth child, Sherman Albert BEELER became assistant pastor of Holly Apostolic Church in November 1992 and he became pastor in 2007, and then he became the Bishop of Holly Apostolic after his father, Bishop Charles, passsed away in 2013. Bishop Charles BEELER never remarried after his wife died. He remained close to many of his children and family members who helped take care of him in his later years. He lived to be 100 years old. Bishop Charles also remained dedicated to the church, attending every Sunday, without fail until his death on January 22, 2013, exactly 15 years after his wife, Ruby, passed away.
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Cynthia Osorio My grandmother, Ruby Lee Beeler, was the best grandmother in the world. She treated everyone with such love and compassion. Everyone who knew her called her "Mother". She prayed all the time. Once, a good friend of the family asked Grandma to pray for her son's pet chicken who had become very sick, and Grandma did. After Grandma prayed, the chicken was healed. To this very day, those friends still marvel at how Grandma saved their pet chicken. Cynthia E. Osorio
Dec 17, 2013 · posted to the person Ruby Lee (Boddie, Mitchell, Robertson, Russell) Beeler