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10/25/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
Gloria Edwards Ray

Gloria Elizabeth Edwards Ray
(02 Oct 1924 - 23 Oct 2020)

Courtland High School / Newport News High School Class of June 1943

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The sad news continues.   Gloria Edwards Ray, Courtland High School / Newport News High School Class of June 1943, passed away at her home in Smithfield on Friday, October 23, 2020, just three weeks after her 96th birthday. 

 


From the Daily Press - 10/25/20: 

                  Gloria Edwards Ray

    SMITHFIELD - Gloria Edwards Ray, 96, of Smithfield, VA, passed away at her residence peacefully on October 23, 2020.

She was preceded in death by her parents Fitzhugh and Hattie Washington Edwards of Smithfield, VA.

Gloria was born on October 2, 1924 in Richmond, VA.

She graduated from Newport News High School.

Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore B. Ray after a marriage of 68 years.

She is survived by her sons, Rodney W. Ray of Smithfield, VA and Brian P. Ray of New Braunfels, Tx; a grandson, Kenneth P. Ray and wife Erika; great grandson, Patrick A. Ray of Miami, FL; also, many loving cousins and friends.

 
 
 
 
  Gloria was a member of Smithfield Baptist Church. She taught the B. L. Wells Sunday School Class. She was on various church committees.

She served thirty years as a volunteer at Riverside Healthy Living Community in Smithfield.

A private graveside service will be held at Historic St. Luke's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Missions, PO Box 3203 Norfolk, VA 23514.

Online condolences may be registered at www.littlesfuneralhome.com.   

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Published in the Daily Press on October 25, 2020.

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October 24, 2020

What a pleasant lady! So enjoyed speaking to her at church on Sundays!

~ Ann Bray, Smithfield, Virginia


 
October 24, 2020

Cluster of 50 Memorial Trees

~ Kenneth Ray, Miami, Florida


 
October 25, 2020

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

~ T. Griffin, Newport News, Virginia


 
October 26, 2020

Gloria and Ted were always so encouraging and hospitable to my husband and me. He was an inspiration at the shipyard, and Gloria kept him going. They were so giving to the community and to all who knew them. It was a blessing to know them.

~ Ann Pharr, Newport News, Virginia


 
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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Ray's family and friends.

 


  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Lead Me Gently Home

Words and Music by Will L. Thompson, 1879
(07 Nov 1847 - 20 Sept 1909)


Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
When life’s toils are ended,
And parting days have come,
Sin no more shall tempt me,
Ne’er from Thee I’ll roam,
If Thou’ll only lead me, Father,
Lead me gently home.

* Refrain:
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
In life’s darkest hours, Father,
When life’s troubles come,
Keep my feet from wand’ring,
Lest from Thee I roam,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.


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