Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN


Patricia Ann RAY

September 14, 1951September 1, 2020

Patricia (Tish)Ann Ray 68, of Knoxville went to be with the Lord Tuesday September 1, 2020. She was a member of Laurel Church of Christ and worked for 37 years as a Psychiatric Social Worker at Lakeshore. Tish graduated from South High School, University of Tennessee, and completed her M.S.W degree from Vanderbilt University. She was preceded by parents, Robert and Luella Ray; Brother, Bruce Ray. Tish is survived by Sisters, Sue (Dick) Holt and Kathy High; Several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Laurel Church of Christ. PO Box 10248, Knoxville, TN 37939 MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON LINE SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 AT 4:30 P.M. TO VIEW THE ON LINE SERVICE CLICK THE LINK BELOW. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com

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Salli and Norris Cline

September 13, 2020

May the Lord bless you and keep you and give you peace.
We know that Tish will dwell in the house of the Lord -- forever.
And she lives in our hearts and memories with love.

Doris Distefano

September 9, 2020

My sincere condolences to all of Tish's Family. I worked with Tish at LMHI. She was a diplomat , a problem solver and loved her work.
She was truly a caring person with a wonderful sense of humor. In these last past years, Tish became a Social Director for several social workers and others. She would arrange where and when we would meet for lunch, camaraderie , reminiscing and laughter. She was truly a Ray of Sunshine. Rest in Peace Girlfriend.

Janice Haynes Houser

September 6, 2020

Tish & I most often saw each other at the South Knoxville Library on Chapman Highway. Her joyful countenance and conversation always made my day better. Tish was in eighth grade at South High School when I was a senior.

Laura Mize

September 6, 2020

Today I watched Tish's service online. It was beautiful. I learned a lot about what a wonderful person Tish was from the speakers beyond what I already knew, especially her love for God. Kathy and Sue, you two are especially in my prayers for God to give you comfort and peace 💖
Love to you both and your families.
Laura Horner Mize

Adelle Cooter

September 6, 2020

Tish and I were”back row” buddies at Laurel’s early worship service. We shared our love for the Lord and compassionate
Spirit! She was generous and open to help others “in need”!
She and I talked on the Sunday prior to the Tuesday that she passed this earth. She shared that she did not feel well and did not attend worship that day! However,
we had a long conversation and chuckled.
I am sad and will miss her! ❤️🦋

Jenny Kelley

September 6, 2020

I am so sad about Tish's death. We were friends, and I'm going to miss her. I pray for peace and comfort for Tish's family.

Sara Holt

September 5, 2020

When I was about 7 years old, my aunt Tish gave me my very first manicure with shiny, red nail polish. I felt so grown up and elegant! I always appreciated how she went out of her way to make me feel special. May your soul rest peacefully, Aunt Tish.

Joan Mathes

September 4, 2020

Tish was a great friend and neighbor. We both loved our kitties. She will be missed

MaryJane Davis

September 4, 2020

I got to know Tish when I worked at Lakeshore. She was an excellent social worker and patient advocate; I learned a lot from Tish.
We really got to be friends after Lakeshore closed. Tish introduced me to Korean food and I will cherish our lunches together and long talks. As many others have said, Tish was a kind soul with a big heart. She was also a very interesting person and I feel fortunate to have heard some of her life stories.
I am so saddened by her passing and will miss her dearly. Prayers for comfort, strength, and peace for her family.
One thing I know for sure - if anyone ever heard "Well done, they good and faithful servant" when they got to Heaven, it was Tish.
I'm glad to know I will see you again some day, my friend. I will always think of you when I see a cardinal.
Love you Tish.

Thomas Moultry

September 4, 2020

I am blessed to have had Tish in my life. She was a warm and caring person. I will forever treasure the fond memories. And to the family, Hold Onto God's Unchanging Hand.


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