Alice ‘Faye’ Baker Ray, age 66, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital. She was born on March 6, 1947, the daughter of the late Alice Brown and Louis Durwood Baker. She was a member of Ahoskie Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Ray was a secretary/book keeper for Commercial Ready Mix for many years. She loved reading, sewing, gardening and was a great cook. Mrs. Ray loved children and was very involved in children’s ministry for the church. She truly loved her family; children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ray was also an organ donor.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Baker Bowen and her brother, Louis Durwood Baker, Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Hansel Ray of the home, three sons; David Ray and his wife Tamara of Pine Level, NC, Tommy Ray and his wife Shyrel or Winton, NC and Mike Ray and his friend Wanda of Colerain, NC, one sister, Becky Lassiter and her friend Wilbur Garner of Woodland, NC, four grandchildren; Ethan and Gabrielle Ray of Pine Level, NC , Chad and Jason Ray of Ahoskie, also Nieces, Mandy Vann and Ann Wells and Nephew, Phillip Bowen.
The Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 2 PM, at Ahoskie Free Will Baptist Church in Ahoskie, NC with Rev. Jeff Cockrell officiating. Burial will follow at Ahoskie Cemetery, Ahoskie, NC. The visitation will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 7-8:30 PM at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.
Memorial donations may be made to Ahoskie Free Will Baptist Church, Youth Department, 500 Kiwanis Street, Ahoskie, NC 27910.
Message for Mamie Lassiter and Wilbur,So sorry for your loss,just read about your sister in Moms paper
My thoughts and prayers are with the family..the sweetest lady in the world she will be missed..love Anita
I worked with Miss Faye at CRMP and she was so nice, she will be missed by all.
you are in our prayers
Worked with Faye at CRMP and she was a good friend. We shared so many things about our families and I KNOW she loved her family dearly. She really missed her sister, Linda, but is now with her and still talking about her love for her family and friends. My heart goes out to all her family. She will be dearly missed. Hang on to your “Precious Memories”. With love, Gloria and A.J.
My prayers go out to the family..
to the Ray family: our thoughts&prayers are with you. This world would be a more peaceful place if there were more people like Faye Ray in it.
My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time. Alice and I went to school for twelve years at Woodland and graduating at Northampton. We had classes together, road bus, played basketball, and were friends. My husband and I saw her and Hansel just a few weeks ago and seeing her brought back memories of the times we shared. So, let me say, let the times you shared help you through the days ahead may they make you smile, laugh or maybe cry but keep those memories close to your heart. She was a dear friend and will be truly missed. You will be in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come. May God give you
peace and comfort.
Such a kind hearted lady, Worked with Faye from 1998
until her retirement. She
was a dedicated worker and
I enjoyed working with her.
Such a sweet gentle lady! She was always so quite and soft spoken. She will be missed greatly. Praying for all the family and Hansel who is a very special person also. Sending my love and support please let me know if I can help with anything! God bless!