Ione Rucker Jamison is the youngest child born to Dr. Douglas and Ruby Rucker. Ione was raised in Lancaster, South Carolina where she attended public schools. Ione graduated with honors from Lancaster High School and went to Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.
While matriculating at Spelman, Ione decided to follow in her paternal grandparents' footsteps and major in Child Development (Education). After graduating Spelman, she furthered her studies in Elementary Education at Converse College where she received her Masters degree.
Ione’s passion for helping others and education motivated her to start the Rucker Education Scholarship Fund in 2014. The Rucker Education Scholarship Fund aides first year college students from her hometown of Lancaster, SC.
Ione is the co-owner of Rucker Roots, a natural hair product line, which has been featured in InStyle, Essence, Hype Hair, Good Morning America, The View, and Marie Claire.com. Ione and her sister, Ellen founded the company in 2014. Their love for natural hair and healthy lifestyles has helped Rucker Roots to grow into a leading beauty brand.
Ione is a devoted mother to her three children, Kathryn, AJ, and Rucker. They reside in Charlotte, NC.