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Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel

9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA

OBITUARY

Raymond Ashby Pace, Jr.

27 March , 194121 October , 2019

Raymond Ashby Pace, Jr., 78, of Mechanicsville, passed away on October 21, 2019, at Henrico Doctors' Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his family. Ray had a career as a Corporate Real Estate Manager with Philip Morris and worshiped and worked tirelessly at Shalom Baptist Church. He loved his family unconditionally. As a star athlete at Washington Henry High School, he went on to coach in the high school, middle school and youth leagues. Ray is survived by his wife, Connie Mann Pace; children, Kevin (Faye), Kirk (Elizabeth), Kelly Cecil (Mike); grandchildren, Jackie Crowe, Anna-Louise Cecil, Jack Cecil, Pace Cecil, Olive Pace and Ashby Pace. My husband, our father, our grandfather and friend will be missed beyond words. A graduate of RPI, he was an avid supporter of his VCU Rams. Ray stayed in touch with his high school buddies, "The Breakfast Boys," with a monthly breakfast to rehash old times. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 27, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23116. A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, October 28, at Shalom Baptist Church, 8116 Walnut Grove Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111. A private burial will take place in Signal Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shalom Baptist Church. This obituary would not be complete without, "GO RAMS!"

  • FAMILY

  • Ray is survived by his wife, Connie Mann Pace; children, Kevin (Faye), Kirk (Elizabeth), Kelly Cecil (Mike); grandchildren, Jackie Crowe, Anna-Louise Cecil, Jack Cecil, Pace Cecil, Olive Pace and Ashby Pace.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, 27 October , 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, 28 October , 2019

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Greg Huelsman

24 October 2019

I was so saddened to learn of Ray’s passing. I worked with Ray for about 10 years before he retired, enjoyed golfing with him from time to time when he used to play and so enjoyed staying in contact with him via email. What a great gentleman in every way. I know he loved his family. He spoke often of his family and how he so enjoyed annual family vacations. He was close to God so he’s for sure in a good place but I sure will miss him here on Earth. A Great Guy! May God bless Ray’s family and give them strength and hope at this difficult time.

Elizabeth Morris

24 October 2019

It is with great sadness that I read of Raymond. He was a great friend and coworker always with a smile. Above all he loved his family and God. Our first conversation was About the VCU rams. My love and prayers are with his family at this sad time. So sorry

Sara Donaldson

23 October 2019

Mr. Pace is and always will be one of the cornerstones at Washington-Henry Elementary School, formerly Washington-Henry High School. His love and passion for his community and family was so evident in all that he did. He was a natural leader, a man who loved Christ and people quite genuinely. Washington-Henry will not be the same without his sweet spirit, but his legacy will continue through his grandchildren, whom he adored. I am a better person for knowing Mr. Pace. I am honored to have called him friend. Peace to you, Mr. Pace and I'll see you when I get there!
Sara Donaldson

Anthony Kirkland

23 October 2019

I remember mr pace was my first football coach at mechanicsville little league.i grew up about a mile from his family me Kevin and Kirk all played together one of my most favorite memory’s was when we would play football in the back yard he would come out and watch us play he really was a great dad to his boys and loved all his football players he will be missed but not forgotten.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY