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Sunset Funeral Home & Sunset Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL

OBITUARY

Michelle A. Ray

January 26, 1968August 10, 2019

Michelle A. Ray, 51, of South Beloit, IL, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 with her loving family by her side. Michelle was born on January 26, 1968 in Rockford, the daughter of Mary Lou Murphy-Rydstrom. Michelle married Bill Ray on September 14, 1996. She was a graduate of East High School in Rockford, she was a proud and loving stay at home Mom. Michelle loved being around her children, family and friends.

Michelle is survived by her loving husband Bill; daughter Mackenzie D. Ray; son Mason L. Ray; mother Mary Lou Murphy-Rydstrom; brothers David Abramson, Chuck (Diane) Abramson and Dan Abramson (Dawn Rhein); mother and father-in-law Lotus and Brenda Ray; sister-in-law Karen (Tim) Turner; brother-in-law Cleatus Ray; sister-in-law Kristy (Jorge) Rodriquez; numerous nieces, nephews; special aunt and uncle Bernita (Mark) Ferry of Lewis Port, KY.

Visitation for Michelle will be Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park. A gathering to celebrate Michelle’s life will be Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Sunset Funeral Home. Burial will be private at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

  • FAMILY

  • Michelle is survived by her loving husband Bill; daughter Makenzie D. Ray; son Mason L. Ray; mother Mary Lou Murphy-Rydstrom; brothers David Abramson, Chuck (Diane) Abramson and Dan Abramson (Dawn Rhein); mother and father-in-law Lotus and Brenda Ray; sister-in-law Karen (Tim) Turner; brother-in-law Cleatus Ray; sister-in-law Kristy (Jorge) Rodriquez; numerous nieces, nephews; special aunt and uncle Bernita (Mark) Ferry of Lewis Port, KY.

Services

  • Visitation for Michelle Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Gathering to Celebrate Michelle's Life Thursday, August 15, 2019

Memories

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Rhonds Martinez

August 13, 2019

My name is Rhonda martinez . I work at Roadranger . She use to come in all the time .we started talking and became pretty good friends !!! She was a beautiful person . RIP my friend !!! GOD BLESS !! TILL WE MEET AGAIN !

Kelly Lissa- Middleton

August 13, 2019

I worked with Michelle back in the 80's at Ponderosa on E. State Street. She was a fun loving, living life to the hilt girl that always had a smile. I recently found her on Facebook and heard of her struggles with cancer. My sincerest sympathies to her family.

Dana Kruse (Terry)

August 13, 2019

Shelley, I don’t know where to begin. You brought so much light into my life. Cherished memories of our childhood with your mom’s famous cupcakes and my mom’s famous fudge-bars. Long lazy days playing in sprinklers and making lilac bouquets. Late night evenings playing tag til we couldn’t see anymore, and catching fireflies with our jelly jars. Memories of sledding down your hill into my yard til our hands and feet were frozen. Your steadfast caring heart will never be forgotten. - Love Dana

Patti Flood

August 13, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss...
Shell was a very special lady.. always so much fun to be around.. many, many wonderful memories we all have.. We were all blessed to have her in our lives..
Love you all!!
Roger & Patti Flood and family

Stasi Kosowiec

August 13, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful person. Gone too soon. RIP my friend . Prayers for you family during this difficult time.

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