Dedication of Ruby Tucker Park

Event Date

Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 8:30am
Event Location
3500 Jefferson Davis Highway

The late Ruby Tucker was an ardent advocate for her Lynhaven neighborhood. She served for 12 years on the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority where she was a voice for extending services to the City's most needy residents. She was a caring mother not only to her own children but to scores of foster children she cared for throughout her life, was a passionate founding member of her church, a City elections official for more than 30 years, and was a Senior Services of Alexandria board member and was a director of the ALIVE Child Development Center. Beginning in the 1970's and 1980's, Ruby Tucker led a small and dedicated group of neighbors who banded together to combat the drug and nuisance activity in the Lynhaven community. Until her death, Ruby Tucker continued to be an advocate for the Lynhaven neighborhood.