Trina and Ms. Billie,
I know that words do little to comfort at a time like this, but please know that I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. All my love.
Trina and Ms. Billie,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I know words cannot help at a time like this but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Billie & Trina,
I am sorry to hear about he passing of Uncle Ray. He was an amazingly fun man & I have such great memories of him. Uncle Ray laid down the foundation for my love of raw oysters, LSU football & beer. Yes, I do remember those great times in your garage!! His legacy will live on forever!
God bless all of you during this difficult time. My prayers are with you.
Aunt Billie, Trina, and Boo,
Uncle Ray touched so many people and each in his own special way. So in that way Ray is a part of us all and each of us will pass some of what is Ray on to the people we know and love. Little bits of Rayisms will be handed from one generation to the next for many years to come. No one who met Ray could ever forget him. We love him and will miss him dearly. And we love ya'll. If you need me, call me.
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
Dale & Terri Foret
Billie, Emelda and I were so sorry to see that Ray passed away. We are happy that we had the chance to talk with you and him last week at Ochsners. May God bless you and your family.
Billie, may God be with you and your family at this difficult time. God has called Ray home but he will live on thru you.. Love Sharon and Mike Frickey..Marrero, LA.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Billie, Trina & Boo>>
My heart is very heavy for all of you. Ray was a wonderful man and has a wonderful family! I know you have had many wonderful memories together. I love you all and my thoughts are with you. He was blessed to have all of you around him.
Dear Billie, Trina, Boo and family,
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Ray was a special person. I'll always treasure the fun times at Grand Isle.
We were so sad when we heard about Ray,William and I spent quiet a while telling "Ray" stories.All the fun trips to Hot Springs,the party in New Orleans,the weddings...so many wonderful memories!We will always treasure our times spent with you and your wonderful family.Thank you for letting us be a part of your lives.
I do wish there was some way to make this better for you.Do know that your family and friends are always there for you in this very difficult time.We love you and God bless you.
Kathy & William Stump
I love some Uncle Ray and will always remember the times shared. I know you and Travis are having a ball up there. You are forever in my heart.