Mary J. Ray

May 11, 1921April 1, 2013

Mary Carter Jones Ray died on April 1st, 2013 at Levine Dickson Hospice. She was born on May 5, 1921 in Randolph County, NC, daughter of the late Wesley Irvin Jones and Vanna Hughes Jones. She graduated from Greensboro College with a degree in music. She was a public music school teacher and taught piano and organ and was a choir director. Mrs. Ray enjoyed art and was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, John F. Ray; also surviving is a daughter, Jill Ray of Concord, NC; a grandson, Andrew Ray (Diana) of Knoxville, TN; a granddaughter, Emily Ray Dunn (Shaun) of Martinsburg, WVA; daughter-in-law, Janet Ray of Vienna, WVA; four sisters, Betty Dorsett of Ramseur, NC, Iris Kivett of Greensboro, NC, Carolyn Albright of Ramseur, NC, and Jackie Cox of Asheboro, NC; and five great-grandchildren. She is pre-deceased by her son, Wesley Carl Ray; a daughter, Mary Gate Ray; a brother, Wesley Irvin Jones, Jr.; and a sister, Bobbie Jones Phelps.

A Graveside Service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, 1420 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Andy Phelps

May 20, 2013


I'm so sorry for this delayed response. I have fond memories of Aunt Mary, Chucks and everyone from our great family. May God's presence be with you during this difficult time.

Phyllis Saunders

April 10, 2013

Jill, you and your dad are in my thoughts and prayers. Miss you both.


April 6, 2013

My heart and prayers go out to the family ...My Gods love fill you at this time

Brenda Smith , Winterville,NC

Michael & Elaine Dorsett

April 3, 2013

John and Jill,
Elaine and I send our deepest sympathies. We will miss her, and send our prayers for your comfort.
Mike & Elaine Dorsett

chuck milhoan

April 3, 2013

Janet and family...your loss and sorrow is are in our hearts and prayers...knowing you and your family has been a blessing....May He give you peace and comfort in this time and in the days, years ahead. Chuck and Patty Milhoan (Vienna)

Patty Coen

April 3, 2013

Janet & Family
So sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead. May God wrap his arms around you giving you peace and strength thru this difficult time.
God Bless,
Bob, Patty, Erin, & Justin Coen

April 3, 2013

Janet, sorry for the loss in your family. prayers for you and your family. i see music is a major interest and talent on both sides of the, Christine (Hickory)

Tridy Altman

April 3, 2013

Janet and family, I am so sorry for your loss.......sending prayers for comfort....Trudy Altman