The loss of Ray is so big for all of us. He was more than my neighbor; he was my best friend. I will miss his phone calls, his helping hand, his strong back, his laughter, our walks, our talks, our dances, our movie days, our mailbox meet-ups, his “Meals On Feet” deliveries, his laughter, and so much more. I will miss him terribly, but I feel blessed to have known him and to have had his friendship and love.
To his family...your father, son, brother was a fun-loving, southern gentleman; and I thank you for sharing him with his Jacksonville family. Blanche, you were his angel; and I am so grateful you were in his life. Thank you for taking such good care of him, and being there till the end.
The beauty of a life well-lived never dies...it continues to embrace us. Ray's life was well-lived! May we all find comfort in our memories of him.
My deepest sympathy...