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GERTRUDE RAY

November 26, 1920 – January 23, 2015

Gertrude Ray, age 94, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015.

Born on November 26, 1920 in Raeford, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Headen and Armelia Harris Headen.

In addition to her parents, Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband, Albert C. Ray.

She is survived by three daughters, Nancy R. Smith of Elkton, MD, Vivian R. Ennis of Newark, DE and Brenda Carroll of Washington, DC; 17 grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 40 Old Newark Road, Newark, DE. Interment will be private.

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  1. Lia, January 30, 2015

    There are so many things I can say about my grandmother! She was a loving, caring, and wonderful woman. She always looked out for her grandchildren and wanted to know how we were doing. When I married she gave me so much support and encouragement. Until my husband came over from Africa she would keep a picture of him on her dresser. He lost his grandparents at an early age… And it warmed his heart that she excepted him into our family and called him her grandson. When I would talk to her on the phone, she would always send him her love and a kiss. I saw her a month ago…and she never forgot our anniversary. She handed us a card and as she always did, she said stick with Jehovah! She was very faithful in her service to Jehovah. We may not have heirlooms passed down to us, but better than that she gave us something priceless and everlasting= a spiritual heritage. I love you grandma Ray and look forward to seeing you in the new world (Rev 21: 3,4 where death will be no more!
    Your baby/grandaughter xoxoxo <3

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  2. Sister Michelle Selby, January 31, 2015

    I would like to offer my condolences to the entire family and to the close friends of the family.
    Psalms 94:18,19

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