Charlie, Sandi, Kevin & Ashleigh,
Charlie, we have never met, but we are 3rd cousins. We ran across Charlie's obituary in our family history research and after reading the comments here realized something very bad had happened to Charlie. After further research we realized what had happened to your beautiful son and brother. Our hearts go out to you, your friends and family. We also noticed the trial was supposed to start this month, so if we can support you through it in any way, please let us know!
Love & Prayers,
Bill Rousseau, II
Charlie and Sandi,
I am truly sorry for your loss.
My heart goes out to Charlie as well as his family and friends. I hope he is resting in peace.
I do not have the words to convey my sorrow over the loss of your son. I remember him from years back when you visited Elizabeth and me in Houston. He was challenged all his life by the Tourette Syndrone. May he rest in peace with the Lord now.
We love u Charlie....Walk with God now.
I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I recall him being so polite and having the best most positive outlook on life. God Bless. My heart goes out to you.
Charlie was a good friend! I will miss him and our fun times. Love and prayers to the family!!
To the Ray Family. The Futch Family grew up with the Ray's and the Stafford's family. Both my brothers Andy and Peter went to BC and knew Charlie well. Andy call mom and I last week to tell us his bad news, he was so heartbroken over what happen, that is took a few minutes to say what he needed to say to mom. I can remember Charlie working at Hogan's and Andy telling us funny stories about Charlie. I wish mom and I could have been in Savannah to be with you all. I know how he loved his grandfather, I also had a deep love for him myself. He came from good stock. I know his grandfather was the first person to greet and hug him in heaven. I am truly sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prays. I know the pain is there, but in time you will heal. know that God has you all in his loving arms, supporting you always. The good thing is now; there is another wonderful angel to look over you all. Plus when it rains, Charlie will be completing with my dad, Jerry "humpty dumpty" to see who makes the angels laugh the most. You will survive this and you will be a stronger family. Take care. All my love, the Futch family, Kathleen(Katie) and Mary.
I am so sorry to learn of Charles' death; just returned to Savannah from a week out of town. I am and will continue to keep all of the Ray family in my thoughts and prayers at this difficaul time.
To all of the Ray family, I extend sincere and heartfelt condolences on Charles' death. Peace be with him and with his spirit.
I send love to the Ray family. I knew Charlie Ray as a teen, he had this bigger than life smile, always had a joke, perpetual charmer, biggest heart, and a truly amazing soul. May you rest in heavenly peace, it was a pleasure to have know you "Charlie Ray".
I am sorry for your loss....I spoke to charlie last at 827pm January 1, 2013. A day in time that my heart will never forget...He was a wonderful man...God bless you all...
R.I.P Charlie. I will never forget working with him at Billy Bob's.
Sandi and Charlie, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Charlie Jr., Sandi, Ashleigh and Kevin, I am so very sorry for the loss of Charlie, III. The funeral Mass today was beautiful. I know you all had a part in what was said today. My heartfelt prayers go to all of you that you will find some comfort in knowing that Charlie, III is in Heaven knowing he is free from all of the daily hardships he faced.
May god Bless each and every one of you and may He wrap his hands around you to comfort you in the days to follow.
GOD will heal you in your loss,GOD bless and keep you all.
Charlie will be missed by all that knew him
Dear Charlie and Sandi,
There are no words that anyone can say that will ease the pain in your hearts right now. Just know that you have an entire city thinking and praying for you tonight. I know you are in a lot of pain right now, but it won't last forever, for God doesnt give us more than we can handleI Gary and I are so very sorry for your loss.
So very sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to you and your family
Dear Ray family, I don't know you or Charlie but I remember seeing his picture in the paper when he was reported missing and thought last seen in Rincon. I asked my son to look closely at the picture to see if he had seen him because he works in a local bar. He didn't know him but felt he looked familiar. I felt the same way. He had that nice young man face. Someone you would want to be your child's friend. I worried for him then because I'm a worrier and always worry when my grown sons are out living their lifes. The world can be such a cruel place and young people always feel immortal. I prayed your son would come home. I wish to God that he had come home to you. Please know that many in Effingham county are horrified about what has happened to Charlie and all our prayers are with your family. I know peace will be a long time coming for you all but I hope that the things Charlie's friends have written here will give you some measure of the love so many felt for him. I read each entry and I could feel the love he was blessed to have given to and received from so many. Effingham county will keep you all in our prayers.
I know I speak for many in this community when I express my deep sadness over this tragedy. More than that though, I want to extend my prayers and deepest sympathy to Charlie and the entire Ray family that have experienced this huge loss. I know how Charlie was loved by all of you. Charlie's grandfather use to talk about Charlie and it was evident how he loved him deeply. Now they are together. I know God's grace will be with you through this time and know many, many will keep you in their thoughts and prayers. God bless and be with all of you
Its been a little while since we spoke in person but I will always have a picture of that contagious smile n my heart...my deepest condolances to the Ray family. May you find peace now that he finaly has.
Charlie, Sandi, Ashleigh, Kevin, we are so sorry for your loss. He made himself unforgettable. He will live on in the hearts of those who loved him through those wonderful memories. Sandi, I had many conversations with Charlie. He admired your beauty, strength and goodness always. As well, he loved his family and was very devoted to all of you. He was very loving and kind and you were blessed to have him. His work is done here and now he can rest in peace. Love to you all.
My heart is so heavy today and all the days since I heard the news. Charlie Ray was just as sweet as they come. God chose a really good one to join him! I'm sure he is entertaining everyone in heaven! I will always remember you Charlie and hold our childhood memories close to my heart!
to our friend ashleigh and the ray family - so sorry for your loss - please accept our deepest sympathy - love rick sullivan ahd ellen deegan
Many Heart filled Prayers for Your Family Loss!
Charlie,Sandi,Ashley and Kevin. Angel of God, my guardian dear To whom God.'s love commits me here Ever this day be at my side, To light and guard, rule and guide. Amen You all have a personal angel to protect you here on earth. I know he left you early but now he is burden free to watch over you all til you meet again. My prayers and thoughts are with you and may you all get through these days with love and faith together. Love to all.
From our family to yours - We are sincerely sorry for your loss. We love you Charlie Ray ! RIP . Sincerely,
The Sampson Family
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ray, I'm sorry for your loss and your pain that you are feeling now. Charlie Ray will be missed dearly. We all understood Charlie Ray when others didn't and we used to love how he would come in and walk through those doors. Charlie Ray would speak to each individual person, because that's how friendly he was. He always showed kindness and love. We here at The Savannah Bank will miss him. May God comfort you all at this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all Charlie's family and friends. As a Mom who also lost a son all I can say is hold on tight to each other and you will survive. Cherish the memories and stories from all that knew Charlie. They will get you through the worst time of your life. Sandi, call me when you're up to it.
Mr. & Mrs. Ray, I am so very sad that this tragedy, happened to your family.I am a friend of your son's, from a few years ago. May God bless you all.
R.I.P. Charlie ~ You have given us so many beautiful memories. You will be missed. Love & Prayers to the Ray Family.
So sad. Charlie was such a sweet person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
charley and sandi, our hearts go out to you. losing a child is so devastating. you are in the prayers of nancy and i.. know and remember charley is in a better asnd happier place now and forever.
I don't know your family. There are no words... Just know that me and more people than you can count care, are praying for your family and grieving with you.
I wish that I were smart enough to say something powerful and healing but I am not. I pray that God will comfort you all and draw you near. May Charlie Rest in Peace.
Our sincerest condolences go out to the Ray family.
Dear Charlie, Sandi, Ashliegh & Kevin & the Ray family,Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son & brother. nephew & friend.....The fond memories you have of the many goods times will keep his spirit with you. Charlie is at peace now and in very good company. Wish we could be there in person to give you a big hug. Our prayers are with y'all.
Charlie and Sandi, I grieve with you. My love and sympathy are sent to all of the Ray Family. Sincerely, Patty Brennan, Atlanta, Georgia
My deepest sympathy to the Ray family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
We both remember Charlie fondly from BC....our sincerest condolences
To Charlie, our precious Godson and nephew,sleep in God's peace and may perpetual light shine upon you.
Dear Charlie and Sandi,
Keep the good times in your heart. I am thinking about you.
Lynn Barnett Lloyd
To The Ray Family,
As I heard the news of what happened, my heart stopped for a moment and my first thought went on Ashleigh and Kevin. Memories of their Big Brother Charlie walking with them into Blessed Sacrament School. We were all so young but I will and never have forgotten Charlie keeping my big brother from teasing me after school in extended day. Even if I was in 1st grade and he was in 6th, I remember him never treating me like I was that little kid. He laughed and joked with us and even him playing football with my big brother at BC. My heart is overwhelemd for you at this time I am praying for your entire family. I know its been 2 decades and I still remember funny, kind, Charlie Ray, we never alled him Charlie it was always Charlie Ray. May God give you peace.
Charlie and family...please know that y'all will be in our prayers tomorrow and in the future...God bless you.
DEAR SANDI, IT HAS BEEN MANY YEARS SINCE WE HAVE HAD ANY CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER BUT WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS I HAD TO WRITE AND LET YOU KNOW HOW DEEPLY SORRY I AM FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY/IF YOU REMEMBER, I LOST A SON AT 2-1/2 BUT ANY AGE IS MORE THAN WE CAN BARE DURING THIS TIME OF SORROW AND TRAGEDY/YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS/MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY/TAKE CARE SANDI ALWAYS, JANE UPCHURCH SWINFORD
Aunt Margie and Soundra,
I am praying for you and your family. My the Lord lessen your pain. Please know that the Watson clan is thinking of you in your time of grief.
Althea Watson Barre
Dear Sandi & Charlie and family,
So sorry this has happened. I love you and will be here for you. Sandi as we talked on Tuesday before all this came out, you had a mother's feeling. Only God helped you with that. I will see oyu soon. My prayers are with all of you. We still have all our wonderfulful memories of Tybee and Charlie. Love, Faye
Sandi and family, I am deeply sorrow for your loss. I sincerely cannot fathom the horror you have all been through. I pray that God will bring you all peace and comfort now and in the days to come. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
May you rest peacefully on the wings of angels Charlie. Your work here is done.
To the Ray family, May God and family and friends and the wonderful memories keep you warm and bring you comfort in the days that lie ahead.
The God of comfort will be with you at times like these.
I knew you only for a short time when we were teenagers but I'm glad I got to get to know such a wonderful person. My thoughts & prayers are with your family now as they have to go through losing you. You are now at peace!
Charlie I have such fond memories of you coming to my mother's house to visit my sister Suzanne w/ friends. You were always so sweet,kind and funny. You have eternal rest now and you are at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ray family. RIP Charlie
there is no great loss then the loss of a child. This is every parents worst nightmare. Your strong faith will carry you and Sandi through this most difficult time. You are in our prayers... Tom and Helen Taggart
thank you for the opportunity to look through those brilliant blue eyes and meet the most loving,beautiful soul. i am so grateful for your gift.
I know you have come face to face with God. Hope this brings peace to all who knew and love you. Rest in peace.
I am so sorry for your lost! Prayers for
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ray family, especially our brother Jimmy.
Lions Club of Savannah
To The Ray Family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you and may God be with all of you at this time of sorrow. I worked with Nancy at the Credit Union.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We know Charlie will be missed.
May the one who grants peace in heaven, grant peace to Charlie and all who mourn his passing.
God Bless you And RIP.My Sister Tina Edgerly Was A Very Good Friend Of Yours and she is very Heart Broken. Bless You
The Ray Family,
You have my deepest sympathy regarding your loss of sweet Charlie Ray. I am a true believer that he is now with our Father and has earned his wings. May your hearts rejoice with the precious memories of Charlie and all he overcame during his life. May God Bless you all.
i did not know charlie but i want to say that my heart goes out to his family and loved ones, may god be with you through this very sad journey you are going through,
Mrs. Sandi, I'm so sorry for your loss. Words can not express the heartache that everyone is feeling for your family. I will continue to pray for some comfort in this time of need.
Charlie and his family are in my prayers! So sorry for you loss
To the Ray family
I will continue to keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God grant you the strength to carry you through this tragic loss. I Will not be able to be in Savannah for the service but will be praying for all of you.
Thoughts and Prayers are with you I am so sorry for your loss. Charkie was a great friend and will be remembered forever.
So sorry for your loss, if I can help in any way please call.
To all of the Ray family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
Ray family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.I didn't know Charlie personally, but my kids knew Charlie, Kevin, and Ashley as we've been neighbors since '97. Sincerely, Betty Lachapelle(Quirion)
To the Ray family, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Many happy times spent at Tybee and St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee with my dad and Mr. Charlie.You have a good family, sorry for your pain. Our heart goes out to all of you! Much Love,
Sally Anne and Mike Deal
Coy, Bert and Jake Deal
Though I have not seen Charlie in many years, I have nothing but good, fun memories of him. I can not even begin to fathom how he was taken in such a horrific manner. I pray that the Ray family some how find peace in this tragedy. RIP old friend, RIP.
May the Peace of God through His people help you find some comfort during this tragedy and justice for Charlie. Our hearts hurt alongside yours. We love you all...God bless you..
To the Ray Family. I had the pleasure of meeting Lil Charlie many years ago when he was a young boy. I was at Mr. Charlie & Ms. Gloria's wedding anniversary party. He was such a fun loving child and very witty. He made such an impression on me that I have always remembered him all these years. I can't imagine the heartache you are dealing with and I pray that you will find peace in his memories. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
My heart goes out to Charlie's Family.
Charlie had a big heart and a trusting one. Now Charlie is in the hands of the lord, And looking down on his love one's Charlie is at peace now...
Blessed Be ! You will be Missed Charlie.
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. the family is constantly in our thoughts and always in our prayers
Mike Douglas and Kathi Hodges
For a great friend who I will miss dearly. My heart goes out to Kevn and his family in a trying time like this. You are in my prayers.And remeber Charlie was a special person who will always be remeberd. Now he is with God and Jesus safe, he will truely be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I am truely sorry for your loss. Charlie was a wonderful person and will be missed. He is watching over all of you.
Gone But Never Forgotten.
Our Hearts are with all of you. May the Lord watch over you. We will keep you in our hearts & prayers.
With much Love,
Dick & Barbara Wilson Cope
I had the pleasure of giving Charlie a ride to a BC football gameone night! He was so cute, funny and sweet! My two younger kids thought he was great too! I am so sorry for your terrible loss, but thank God Charlie is free and I am certain went straight to the throne of God!
Charlie and Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May Charles rest in the Eternal Peace of our Lord. God Bless.
My heart goes out to everyone in charlie ray's circle of friends and family. Our prayers are with you.
My heart goes out to the Ray family. They are in my thoughts and prayers. Charlie was a great guy who left a smile and happy memories with so many people. May he enjoy the peace and beauty in his new home, and may his family find the strength and comfort they need to make it through this.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you
It's what you leave behind you when you go
** This lyric from a country song seems to be fitting, I hope with family and friends surrounding and all the memories everyone has, you will find peace
Charlie- I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss, you all are in my prayers. In this time know that if there is anything I can do for you all let me know.
Please accept our sincerest condolences.
SANDI I AM SO SORRY MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU CAROLYN CLARK PRUITT
We love you Charlie praying for the family just so hard to believe he is really gone
Sandi, my heart goes out to you and your family - I pray God will give you and your family peace at this time and also will help heal your hearts.
I Will Miss You So Much:( My Heart Is Broken That Your Gone But I know Your In A Better Place And Your Free Of Everything RIP Sweetheart
Charlie you where a good friend. I had many good times with you. I will carry on the funny memories . I will continue to pray for the family.. I am sad for the lost of a special person that was loved by his family , Mr. And Mrs. Charlie Ray, Ashiley and Kevin , and that was loved by other family members and friends.
Charlie,Sandy,Kevin and the Ray family our prayers are with you.
Charlie I will Miss You Buddy:( You Was Fun And Exciting.We Had So Many Laughs And Fun Together..You Were The Sweetest Guy I Had Met,Yea We Argued Sometimes lol But What Friends Dont.Love You Charlie Your Always In My Heart
God bless the Ray family and give you strength during this difficult time. Rest in peace Charlie. Love and prayers.
My heart, love and deepest sympathies go out to all of you. We will keep you close and in our prayers. We love you all.
Charlie, Sandi you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Little Charlie is watching over all of you, now. He is whole and at peace. We love you and are here for you.
Charlie you and all your Family are in my Thoughts and Prayers.
Our hearts go out to you, the Ray family, We will keep the family in our
prayers. May he rest in peace!
The Andruzzi Family, Glennville, GA
With Our Deepest Sympathy...The Davidson Family