Homegoing Service for Priscilla Croxton Rucks
Friday, June 24, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Priscilla (Hasbin) Croxton Rucks was born to Sylvester Van Dixon, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Hasbin Croxton on June 22, 1944, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She transitioned from this life on Friday, June 17, 2022, in Concord, NC. Priscilla grew up in St. John CME Church. She was proud member of the first graduating class of Paisley Senior High School in 1962 where she was a majorette in the marching band and would later co-chair their 50th class reunion.
Priscilla continued her education at Winston-Salem State University, and it was there where she met her husband of 57 years, Arthur Lee Rucks. They were married in December 1964 and started their new life together in his home city of the Bronx, New York. They had three children, Danita, Lance, and Drew and the family moved to Jackson, New Jersey in 1978. Priscilla joined Bethel AME Church in Freehold, NJ where she was a member of the Stewardess Board, the Flower Club, the Finance Committee and even served as chair of Women’s Day. She retired from Wells Fargo in 2004 after over 25 years of working in the banking industry. Not long after retiring, she and Arthur made the decision to relocate to Kannapolis, North Carolina in 2005 to be near their children and grandchildren.
Priscilla was a generous soul who truly lived life to the fullest and she ‘kept it real’ with everyone. She could find humor in every situation and her laugh was contagious. Priscilla absolutely lit up the room with her positive and alluring personality and she fiercely loved her entire family. She was devoted to ensuring that her children received an education and supported them in fulfilling all their dreams. In short, Priscilla loved the idea of family so much, she stayed connected with every one of her relatives across the country. She was the glue that not only held everyone together but picked up people along the way. From relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and church members, Priscilla always made room for one more person to love. They say it takes a village; well Priscilla created an entire city of love for all she met to reside in with her.
As someone recently said, Priscilla loved hard and she was devoted to her husband, her children, and her grandchildren. There was not a day that passed when she did not talk about one or all of them. They were her heartbeat. As a member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, Priscilla found pure joy serving in the Bereavement ministry and even more so in service to youth through the New Disciples Ministry where she provided teaching, inspiration and built lasting connections. Simply put, Priscilla loved the Lord and she trusted Him for all things pertaining to life. She would often be found immersed in The Word of God as she dedicated herself to daily Bible study.
Priscilla was preceded in death by both her parents; and two younger sisters, Constance Croxton Anderson and Gail Croxton Dubose. She leaves to cherish her loving memories her husband, Arthur L. Rucks; brothers, Sylvester Van Dixon III, Alan Dixon, and Keith Dixon; her children, Danita Rucks Oliver, Lance E. Rucks, Drew J. Rucks (Nicole); her four grandchildren, Jamir Rucks, Makaila Oliver, Josiah Rucks, and Zoe Rucks; nieces, Nicole Dubose, Kacie Anderson Stacey (Kevin) and several other nieces and nephews. Additionally, she leaves behind dear family friends, Earl and Earlene Anders, Betty Lewis, Betty Jeffers, Novel Ratchford, James Ackers, Edward & Remona Jackson, Gary Dillard, and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00noon Friday, June 24, 2022 at St. Paul Baptist Church, 1401 Allen Street, Charlotte, NC 28205 with Rev. Dr. Robert C. Scott officiating. The family visitation will be held from 11:00am until 12:00noon on Friday at the Church.
Viewing will begin at 10:00am and a family visitation will be held from 1:00pm until 3:00pm Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Russell Funeral Home Chapel.
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