Lillie Elizabeth Ray

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Funeral services for Lillie E. Ray, 88, of Linden will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs with the Revs. Hiram Melton and James Bynum officiating. Burial will be at Concord Cemetery near Linden under direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mrs. Ray will lie in state Wednesday afternoon and evening and the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Hughes Springs funeral home. Mrs. Ray died Sunday, May 24 at a Texarkana, Texas hospital. She was born June 19, 1920 in Junction, Texas. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church near Hughes Springs. She was a housewife and a caregiver, and she enjoyed crafts and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband Louie Slick Ray. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Wayne and Marla Ray of Linden, three granddaughters Carol R. Ray of Anchorage, AK, Claudia Sue Hilton and her friend Drew Stewart of Mesquite; and Melissa Alexander and her husband Robert T. Alexander; one great-grandson Shea Thomas, all of Queen Creek AZ; one brother Alton Murr and his wife Charlotte Murr of Junction; one brother-in-law George Goodman; an uncle Adam Thomas Murr of Juncion; and sisters-in-law Merle Ray of Longview and Jean Daniels of Linden. In lieu of flowers, friends may leave donations to Antioch Baptist Church, 6546 Texas Highway 11 E, Hughes Springs, TX 75656 or Concord Cemetery Association, in care of : Doris and Curtis Adams,748 CR 1577, Hughes Springs, Texas 75656 or the charity of your choice.

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  1. We miss you already Meemaw. I was at the grocery store yesterday looking at jelly & noticed the apple sauce and it made me think of you because as children you made us eat it & then as we were older, you would give us cooking advice (whether we wanted it or not) & mention apple sauce as a substitute for sugar to sweeten recipes. luv

  2. I am sorry for your loss. I went to churh with Ms. Lillie my whole childhood at Antioch. She was a dear, sweet lady and touched many lifes. May God Bless and keep you all.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are humbled and reverent as we mourn the loss here – and anticipate blessed reunion later for eternity. May God bless.

  4. Miss Lillie was a beautiful lady that will truly be missed here on earth. How happy she must be in the presence of our Lord!Prayers are offered up for God to comfort Sister Lillie's bereaved family.

  5. When I was a little girl, Aunt Lillie was like a "second mother" to me. We often lived close to each other while Uncle Louie and Daddy (Jewel) worked on the same construction jobs. She would always roll my hair for me, in flat pincurls. She was always ready with a smile and a good story. Even when I visited her in the hospital during her illness, she talked for a minute, and asked "how is your family?"The last time I saw her at home was in April. She had been sick, but was still gracious to me and my friend Carolyn when we went by. We had a good talk with her, and all of us were smiling.

  6. We didn't get word about the funeral until it was over. Sorry about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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