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Woman Dies After Fire Destroys Home

The victim taught at a local preschool.

A preschool teacher has died after a fire at her home in Tucker.

Ruby Eskew, 64, was pronounced dead on Wednesday night at Grady Hospital's burn unit after fire broke out at the Sheffield Place residence she shared with her daughter and son-in-law, both of whom escaped unharmed.

A teacher at Eastminster Preschool on Hugh Howell Road, Eskew sustained severe burns and went into cardiac arrest in a fire that had engulfed the house when firefighters arrived on the scene. The cause has yet to be determined.

Eastminster's director Sarah Baldwin said in a statement: "Ms. Ruby taught at our Preschool last year and continued working in our After School Program at Eastminster after arthritis kept her from working with the younger children. Ruby's faith, experience and love for the children and people she worked with makes this news very difficult and sad."


Jackie Moore February 10, 2013 at 02:29 PM
Traci & Toni I am so sorry to hear about Ruby . I have many memories throughout the years and so often she comes to mind as the words of wisdom "You will understand one day" comes true with the aging process. She will me missed. You and your families are in our prayers. Jackie & Derek Moore
jerry t sanders February 13, 2013 at 10:06 PM
jerry thomas sander jr dear tracy my heart goes out to you and your family , your mother was so sweet to me , this world will miss her dearly, if tou or toni neede anything lord knows i will help , allways on my mind jerry thomas sander jr
jerry t sanders February 13, 2013 at 10:09 PM
yes
jerry t sanders jr February 14, 2013 at 12:12 PM
my heart goes out to tracy and toni
jerry t sanders jr February 14, 2013 at 12:16 PM
my heart goes out to tracy and toni if there is anything you need , I will be there for you. god bless jerry sanders jr

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