Margie M Ray
January 31, 1922 – December 15, 2017
Margie Marie Mack Ray was born on January 31, 1922 in Pine Grove, Louisiana to William and Betty Mack. Margie was welcomed into the Mack family as the third child, and their family grew to eventually have six children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sammie D. Ray Jr., her parents, her siblings Earline Parish, W.D. Mack, Bruce Mack, Alvin Mack, and one son-in-love James Brady. She is survived by one sister, Betty James, her daughters Anita Cole and Nancy Brady. In her 95 years of life she became Mimaw to six grand-children, 14 great-grandchildren, and countless adopted grandchildren.
Margie’s family moved to Beaumont, TX when she was just six months old. She attended South Park Independent Schools, and graduated from South Park High School in the class of 1939. After graduating she attended Cheniers Business College and received her secretarial degree. She had a successful career for various companies, and spent 22 years as the secretary to the principal of South Park High School.
At the age of six she began attending South Park Baptist Church which led to many major milestones in her life. It was here that she became a Christian at age 13, and met the love of her life Sammie. She and Sammie were married on June 18, 1947 at South Park Baptist Church. Their marriage was strengthened by working together in many leadership roles within the church, and with various youth and children’s groups. Margie would go on to spend 60 years serving in church ministry.
Margie is fondly remembered as a woman of strength and dignity who loved to share her life with others. She was a true example of having a hard work ethic, and when she set her mind to something she would not fall short. While at times quietly stubborn, Margie strived to live her life in Christ like form. She was devoted to nurturing and caring for not only her family, but anyone who came into her life. Margie’s faith in God was shown in the compassion, and devotion she showed to others. Whether it was teaching Sunday school lessons, sharing books from her personal library, making crochet blankets for newlyweds and new parents, or carpooling children all over town Margie found joy in helping others. She enjoyed 95 years on this earth, and we are comforted to know she has received her heavenly reward for being a good and faithful servant.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Celebration of Margie's Life
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Margie M Ray
Jena Pickett Kauffmann
August 8, 2018
i believe i'm a relative of margie's.....my father, Dayton W. Pickett, Jr, of Beaumont, passed away last month, and i've come across some correspondence of Margie's, and so i googled her, and I found her obituary....if any of Margie's relatives read this, I would love to visit with you....thank you and God bless you, a cousin from Corpus Christi, TX
December 21, 2017
I am Margie's oldest niece, Linda. She was a wonderful Aunt and helped me in so many ways. She got me my first real job with BISD in 1972 ans I was so thankful because I was struggling trying to raise 2 small children and the job was truly a blessing. There are so many memories about her when I was growing up and I will always treasure them in my heart and she was truly a good and faithful servant. Nita and Nancy I know you will miss her but she is waiting to meet you one day. Linda Cormier (Beaumont, Tx.
December 20, 2017
I remember your mom from SPHS. She always had a smile for everyone. My sincerest sympathy for your loss. I pray God 's strength and comfort through this most difficult of times. I pray God 's peace for all of you in knowing she's with our Lord and healthy and whole one again.
Prayers & Blessings, Sandra Curtis Harper
December 19, 2017
Margie has always been a part of my life, esp being George Sharp's secretary. I knew I had to be good because my misbehavior would be reported to my momma before I got home. Margie was an inspiration to me as I grew older as a woman of God who spoke her mind. Nancy and Nita, I will be praying for you for strength and peace!
Merrye Kenesson Gratzer
December 19, 2017
Nancy and Anita, thinking of you at this time of sorrow. Loved your mom. The obituary is beautifully written and is a perfect tribute to your mother.