Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at Riles Funeral Home with Rev. Terry White, pastor of Bowmar Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in Greenlwan Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation began at 9 a.m.
Born in Black Hawk, she was the daughter of the late Jack Mims and Katye Tindall Mims Miles. She was a longtime resident of Vicksburg and a graduate of Hinds Community College where she graduated with honors. Mrs. Rucker was a past member of the Vicksburg Jaycettes and was a hostess for the Miss Mississippi Pageant for a number of years. She was active in the Optimist Club of Vicksburg and the Vicksburg Little Theater Guild. Mrs. Rucker was a real estate bookkeeper and an agent with the Ernest Thomas Real Estate Agency and Danny Rice until her retirement. She was a member of the Bowmar Baptist Church where she served as a director of the Children's Sunday School Department for over 30 years and was a member of the church choir.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Riley Rucker Sr.; son Mark Carl Rucker; and a brother, Robert Miles.
She is survived by two sons, James "Jim" Rucker Jr. of Vicksburg and Tommy "Tom" Rucker of Tampa, Fla.; four granddaughters and two great-grandsons; and two sisters, Johnnie Miles of Chicago, Ill., and Roslyn Miles McNeer of Cleveland.
Pallbearers were Ron Goldman, Jerry Rushing, Rusty Henne Wayne Swilley, Jerry Lynch, Danny Skipper, Pete Hall and Mike McGee.
Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.