Myrtle "Mamaw" Ray

Panama City, Florida

Apr 23, 1937 – Feb 27, 2020 (Age 82)


April 23, 1937
February 27, 2020
Panama City, Florida
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Mrs. Myrtle "Mamaw" Ray, 82, of Bayou George, FL, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 at her home. She was born in Red Bay, FL and was a longtime resident of Bay County. Mrs. Ray was an active member of Millville Advent Christian Church. Alongside her husband, Capt. Roy Ray, they owned and operated Ray's Speck Jig. She also worked at Bass Grocery, was a substitute teacher and was a store clerk at several local places. She was a past officer of the Jr. Women's Club and was the recipient of numerous awards for her public service. Mrs. Ray truly had a servant's heart.

She is preceded in death by two infant sons, Bishop Lloyd Ray and Roy Bishop Ray.

Mrs. Ray is survived by her husband of 65 yrs., Capt. Roy Ray of Bayou George, FL; two sons, Kenny Ray and Greg Ray of Bayou George, FL; honorary son, Randy Frederickson and wife Lisa of Lynn Haven, FL; one brother, Bobby Grice and wife Glenda of Chipley, FL; one sister, Pauline Carroll of Ponce De Leon, FL; six grandchildren, Travis Ray and wife Amanda, Alex Ray and wife Tina, Samantha Tindell and husband Jeff, Connor Ray and partner Chezelle Corral, Hannah and Matthew Frederickson; and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, March 2, 2020 at Southerland Event Center in Lynn Haven with Bro. David Buchanan officiating. Interment will follow in West Bay Cemetery. Mrs. Ray's son, grandsons and cousin will serve as pall bearers. The family will begin receiving friends at 9 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Autism Surfs, 7101 Big Daddy Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32407 or to the charity of your choice in memory of Myrtle Ray. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted at

Southerland Family Funeral Home
1112 Ohio Ave.
Lynn Haven, Fl 32444

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Myrtle, was a fine lady. I first met her when she came to Shell Point with Capt Roy on a fishing trip.
RIP Ms Myrtle. You will be miss by many.

As I sit and look around me, I see so many little objects that Myrtle has made through the years, bookmarks, cross-stitch sayings, crocheted angels, etc. She loved to make things and give them away, always cheering someone up. She was faithful to her Lord and church, working quietly in the background. She was always ready with a hug, kind word or a teasing manner. I will miss Myrtle very much, but know we will have one Great Reunion very soon.

Eternal Affection Arrangement- BASKET INCLUDED

Our most sincerest condolences, from Wade and Sandy Grice.

Sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. She was always so friendly and kind.

Have many good memories of Myrtle when we were growing up in Red Bay. They were special and Myrtle was a talented person. My love and sympathy to the Ray family and Pauline and family.