She moved to Greenwood in 1955 where she worked as Office Manager for Equen-Elfert Ins. Agency for 37 years and retired from Warner Wells Ins. in 2006.
She was a member of North Greenwood Baptist Church where she taught 2-3 year old Sunday School for many years and served as Church Secretary for a number of years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Ray, Sr., and daughter Mary Kathryn (Kathy) Ross. She is survived by one son, John W. Ray, Jr. and wife Dyanne and three grandchildren Gage Wright Ray, Corrie Dyanne Ray and Jacob John Ray all of Jackson and special nephews and nieces and their families.
Services were 2:00 pm Friday, January 31, 2014 at North Greenwood Baptist Church. Visitation was 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Wilson & Knight Thursday and from 1:00 to 2:00 at North Greenwood Baptist Church parlor Friday. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona.
Pallbearers were Kerry James, William Russell Martin, Robert Patterson, Carey Bright, Jason Peacock and Jim Garrett.
Memorials may be made to North Greenwood Baptist church or charity of choice.
Online guest book may be signed at www. wilsonandknight.com.