Frances Carr Ray
MEMPHIS – Frances Allene Carr Ray, 90, precious wife of Milton C. Ray, both born in Lamesa, Texas, left these robes of flesh to be with Jesus on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 3:16 a.m., at Baptist Hospital after fighting pancreatic cancer for a year.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee for 41 years, faithfully served her Lord teaching Sunday school at Richland Baptist and FBC.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Amanda Carr of Lamesa, Texas; a sister, Juanita Payne of Fort Worth; and a son, Keith Ray of Memphis.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Milton C. Ray; four children, NaWana VanCanneyt, Michael David Ray (Sherry), Mollie L. Hay (Pat), Carrliss Quekemeyer (John); two sisters, Elda Phillips and Ernestine Moore of Weatherford, Texas; and a brother, Royce Carr of Abilene, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 20 greatgrandchildren.
Frances earned a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree +45 at Memphis State University, attending night school and then studied full time when the children entered school. She taught at various city schools during her 34-year career: Klondyke, Gragg, Delano, Bruce, Richland and Grandvue.
She loved pretty clothes, jewelry and shopping for them where she made many friends. She also loved cooking for her family and kept the doors open for gatherings at home, frequent reunions, family cruises, weddings and, yes, funerals.
Her final meeting was visitation at First Baptist Church on Friday, March 29, 6 to 8 p.m., and funeral service on Saturday, March 30, at noon, under the direction of High Point Funeral Home and Crematorium in Memphis.
Burial will be at West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Gideons International, P.O. Box 111304, Memphis, TN 38111.
– Press-Reporter obituary services