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Jill Ray

Posted By West Georgia Crematory On May 12, 2020 @ 5:12 pm In Obituaries | 4 Comments

Jacqueline W. “Jill” Ray, age 73, passed away peacefully May 6, 2020, at her home due to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).  She was born March 2, 1947, in Independence, Kansas, to C. Jack Williams and Ruth Ellen Peebles. She met Gene Ray when they were college students in Kansas City and they married May 17, 1969, at Brookhaven Christian Church in Atlanta. They remained life-long residents of Atlanta.

For the majority of her life, Jill was a devoted wife and mother. She was very active in churches they belonged to, teaching various Bible study courses and baking cookies for the staff and Wednesday Night Dinners. She enjoyed gardening, decorating, cooking and was very well traveled. She especially enjoyed the north Georgia mountains and Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota.

She is survived by her husband, Gene, daughter Catherine Corinne “Cori” Ray, sister Susan and husband Van, niece Kim and husband Eddy and their three children, Grace, Parker and Grant, all of Roswell, Georgia, nephew Matt and wife Rosie and their daughter Petya, of Denver, Colorado.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Johns Creek United Methodist Church, in Johns Creek, Georgia.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her memory to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Condolences for the family of “Jill Ray”

Condolence from Denese Powell/ Nicole Galban on May 12th, 2020 9:58 pm

So very sorry for your loss . Prayers go out to
the entire family at this most difficult time. May you all find healing and renewal through the loving memories you shared with Jill…

Condolence from Rocky & Diane Magers on May 13th, 2020 12:37 am

Rocky and I will never forget the gracious hospitality you and Jill shared during our trip to Atlanta. Jill was so considerate and kind, We send our love and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Condolence from Linda Chapman Lau RHS 63 on May 13th, 2020 12:42 pm

Gene and Family,

So very sorry for your loss.
Words cannot begin to take away the pain you feel. Watching your love one suffer is sometimes worse than the loss.
Sending healing prayers to you and your daughter.

Condolence from Linda Chipman on May 14th, 2020 5:17 pm

Jill and I had known each other over 50 years. She was one of the kindest, sweetest and funniest women I have every known. I will miss her the rest of my life.

Sincere condolences for Gene and Cori.

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