Mrs. Billie Jean Ray, 66, long time resident of Stone Mountain, passed away peacefully on Friday September 19, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Bridges Ray. She is survived by her four sisters, Cornelia Connor of Stockbridge, Doris Rainwater of Mississippi, Louise Rainwater of Villa Rica and Ruby Morrow of California. She is also survived by her two loving daughters, Pamela Hendrix (David) of Lawrenceville and Angela Parris (Andy) of Lilburn and 4 granddaughters, Brenna, Leila, Ruthie and Megan. She is also survived by a very large extended family. She retired from Gwinnett County Public Schools Transportation. She loved traveling, collecting antiques and being a member of the Red Hat Society. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the many caregivers and friends that have taken care of Billie Jean for the past 3 years. Funeral services will be held Monday September 22 at 11am at Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville with interment following at Eternal Hills on Hwy 78 in Snellville. Family will receive visitors on Sunday, September 21 from 6-8pm at the funeral home.

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  1. Angela, Praying for you, Megan, Andy, Pamela, and the rest of your family. She is surely having a grand time with your dad. But her presence here will be greatly missed. Love you.

  2. Angela and Pamela,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your mom will be greatly missed by everyone. Love you guys.

    Michael, Laura, and Mackenzie Jolley

  3. Your mom made such an impact on our family and was my mom’s closest friend… she will be missed terribly, but so glad that she is at peace… our thoughts and prayers go out to you for peace and comfort.

  4. R.I.P. my friend, we shared so many nights on the phone, laughing and sharing our lives. Your heart was broken the day Bobby died and now its whole again. I loved you gf, you will always be in my heart. You watched over me in life and I know you will watch over me in death. Until we meet on the other side gf. I miss and love you. My prayers are for your family and grandchildren you loved so much.I’m so sorry for your loss Angela and Pamela, BB will always watch over you all!

    Kathleen Martin

  5. Pam and Angela,
    So sorry for your loss. You Mom will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love you guys.
    Karen, Mike and Zack Marsh

  6. You will be missed by all. Hope you are celebrating with angles and your Mr. and our Father in heaven. Peace to your family and friends. Love you Billie Jean.

  7. I know Billie Jean can not be happier than now, because she’s reunited with Bobby. We will all miss her down here on earth. But someday we will see her again. She will be happy and healthy with all her family and friends. So let us rejoice in her love that she showed for so many and remember her not with tears, but celebrate the time she shared with us.

  8. My sincerest condolences to Billie Jean’s family. We know how much our Bunco group loved her. My heart goes out to you Pam and your immediate family. Please know she is at rest and great peace.
    Mary Jane LaBonte
    Bunco Buddy

  9. Dear friend ,
    You will so be missed you were one of my first friends on fb.sorry for your family’s loss.rest in peace.

  10. Dear Aunt Billie Jean, I will miss you so much. I remember being able to go out to listen to music and dance with you and my mom. Even after your accident you were so full of love and humor. I wish I could have spent more time with you. – lots of love always from my family to you and yours

  11. With deep regrets and sympathy, my prayers and thoughts are with the family. She is in a better place now.
    Know your Mother from Unique Treasures.

  12. A comfort to the family, sorry for your loss she will be missed, she is in Heaven running with the angels.

  13. She will be missed. We will see her again in the future in heaven with God. She is happy now where she united with her other family members that had departed. Mary &tt korner said it best she is unitied wth her husband “Bobby”

  14. One of the saddest moments is when you hear of the loss of a friend. Billie and I lived near each other and went to school with each other for many years. I am fortunate to have counted her among my friends.

  15. Angela and family, I am keeping you in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. I remember meeting your mom when she came to PTA at Parkview years ago. Then later it was my pleasure to know her when she attended our GCREA meetings after her retirement from the Gwinnett County Public Schools Dept. of Transportation. Sending you my heartfelt sympathy.

  16. Pam and Angela. I’m so very sorry for your loss!! One incredible Mother who loved you both are your family with all of her heart!! She is now at peace and looking down on y’all!

  17. My Aunt Billie Jean has been a God Send of Spiritual Support regarding Our Ray Family Reunion. Billie always spoke words of encouragement. She was Happy that the Ray Family started to hold an Annual Reunion. On Saturday September 20, The Reunion was started as scheduled. The first step was to make an announcement regarding Billie Jean’s passing, which was followed by Family Prayer. Aunt Billie Jean, “We Miss You” Love,, Jeff and Sue

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