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Memorial Funeral Chapel

1515 South College Ave, Bryan, TX

OBITUARIO

Ray Anthony Court

6 febrero , 195319 enero , 2020

Ray Anthony Court, of Groves Texas was born to Frank and Rosa Lee Emola Court on February 6th, 1953 in Bryan, Tx. Ray passed away in Houston on January 19th, 2020 at the age of 66.

Ray was a 1971 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan. He played all sports excelling in Basketball, he was an avid sports fan.

Ray owned Gourmet Foods of Houston and has been serving individuals in the greater Houston area since 1974. His goal was simple, to select and sell the highest quality food products available, and then to deliver them directly to the customer. What started out simple turned into something bigger than anyone would have every imagined. The legacy that Ray leaves behind in southeast Texas is one that will be unmatched.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Rosa Lee. Survivors include his son, Bryan Darden and wife Jessica, grandchildren John and Valerie Darden of Weatherford, Texas. Brothers, Greg & wife Debra of Bryan, Jerry and wife Carol of Ft. Worth, and Wayne and wife Carmen of Bryan. Nephews, Justin Court & wife Taylor, Chris “Kipper” Court & wife Andrea, Layne Court, and Jeremy Court. Nieces, Christine Maywald & husband Chad, Sabrina McIntosh and husband Scott, and Andrea Stroud and great nieces and great nephews

Servicios

  • MEMORIAL VISITATION lunes, 27 enero , 2020
  • ROSARY & VIGIL SERVICE lunes, 27 enero , 2020
  • MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL martes, 28 enero , 2020

Recuerdos

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Karen Russell Jeffrey Musser

29 enero , 2020

To Ray’s family – I am so very sorry for your loss. Nothing I can say will change things or take away your sorrow and grief.

My husband and I have known Ray for about 15+ years. First as his customers and very soon afterward as friends. There is now a huge void in our lives, and this will never be filled. While we will miss his monthly visits to Pinewood Drive so that we could re-stock our freezer with wonderful food, it is his smile and warmth that we will miss the most. The last thing he said to us was “See y’all around Valentine’s day.” He will always be in our memories.

Dana James

28 enero , 2020

My Mother and I knew Ray for over 35 years. He was a good man, but most of all, a great friend.
We enjoyed great meals and laughter.
When I broke my back, he picked up the phone and called a friend. Within 15 minutes, his back surgeon's office was calling me for my insurance information and I was having surgery in two weeks. Ray even offered to take me to the hospital in the Woodlands if I needed help. That's a true friend!
You'll be greatly missed. Say hello to Mom in Heaven for me and keep that smile!

Mary Anne Culpepper

27 enero , 2020

For the past 10 years Ray has been a trusted friend. Although I am not an important customer, Ray always showed gentlemanly helpfulness, kindness, and cheerfulness. I found him to be completely trustworthy as well as dependable. Certainly he is in a way better place, but I shall miss his regular visits and wonderful personality.

Barbara Anglin

27 enero , 2020

Ray always brought sunshine into our day-
with his bright, witty, fun-loving way-
we will greatly miss our friend, whom we called-
"Ray Gourmet".
His sincere care & concern for his clients, as he new
our families' names-
in turn, we felt with him the same.
He shared with us his giving heart and compassion
as he made friends traveling along his way-
this pretty much describes our friend, "Ray Gourmet"
For 32 years now we were graced with the presence of Ray-
we thank The Good Lord for sending him our way.
Thank you for who you were & ALL you did for us-"Ray Gourmet".
We will miss you, you truly were a "Ray" of sunshine!
With heartfelt sympathy & Love- God be with your family & may He bring all of you peace,
Barbara Anglin and your Nail Cottage Family, Jill, Ruthie, Charlene, Debbie, Ann & Lindsey

Debbie Kelley

27 enero , 2020

Ray made his monthly visit to Charles and Sue's, he'd make his pitch. Then we would shout the breeze for at least an hour or two. We will miss our friend Ray Court. To the family-May God wrap his arms around each of you as you go through this very tragic and senseless act. Praying for peace and comfort for all.

Tracy Gilstrap

27 enero , 2020

Lifting the family up in prayer for peace and comfort during this very difficult time. Ray was definitely a bright light in anyone's day. He always had a smile on his face and he always made time to share a few stories about each other's lives. Ray will be missed by so many, may he rest in peace.

Sherrie Herndon

26 enero , 2020

Ray,
I’ve been a customer for about 15 years. You always showed up with a smile and time for a chat. You would tell me about your surgeries before and after but you could never convince me to have lasik even though you had a great result. I still can’t believe you’ve been taken away by such a senseless act. It’s infuriating. You are missed.

Steven Autry

26 enero , 2020

We knew Ray thought his cousin John and began a relationship with him while doing business with him and his company, Gourmet Foods of Houston. We really enjoyed his spirit and personality and of course the wonderful food! Thank you for being apart of Alysia's and I life!!

Margaret Fulmer

25 enero , 2020

I was a customer of Ray's since 1994. I gained a friend when I met him. He will be truly missed.
Margaret Fulmer

Pamela Mims

25 enero , 2020

So very sorry for your loss,
Ray was one of the most kind and most helpful man I ever known always the same...
Prayers for all..
Sincerely,
Pamela

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Biografía

Ray Anthony Court, of Groves Texas was born to Frank and Rosa Lee Emola Court on February 6th, 1953 in Bryan, Tx. Ray passed away in Houston on January 19th, 2020 at the age of 66.

Ray was a 1971 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan. He played all sports excelling in Basketball, he was an avid sports fan.

Ray owned Gourmet Foods of Houston and has been serving individuals in the greater Houston area since 1974. His goal was simple, to select and sell the highest quality food products available, and then to deliver them directly to the customer. What started out simple turned into something bigger than anyone would have every imagined. The legacy that Ray leaves behind in southeast Texas is one that will be unmatched.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Rosa Lee. Survivors include his son, Bryan Darden and wife Jessica, grandchildren John and Valerie Darden of Weatherford, Texas. Brothers, Greg & wife Debra of Bryan, Jerry and wife Carol of Ft. Worth, and Wayne and wife Carmen of Bryan. Nephews, Justin Court & wife Taylor, Chris “Kipper” Court & wife Andrea, Layne Court, and Jeremy Court. Nieces, Christine Maywald & husband Chad, Sabrina McIntosh and husband Scott, and Andrea Stroud and great nieces and great nephews