September 04 1939 December 24 2019
Mary Helen Ray-Smith September 04, 1939 – December 24, 2019 Share this obituary Send Flowers Sign Guestbook| View Guestbook Entries| Send Sympathy Card| Memorial Donation Mary Helen Ray-Smith, 80 of Asheville, passed away on December 24, 2019. She was a native of Rutherford County. She was married to the late Chester Ray and to this union, 3 children were born: two boys Chester Ray Jr., James L. Ray, and one precious daughter Linda J. Ray who preceded her in death. Mary had a true “green thumb” and loved to grow flowers and other plants, some of which looked like trees. She was the life of the family and always full of joy and laughter. Later in life, Mary met and married Mr. Willie Smith who also preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons: Chester D. Ray Jr. and James Larry Ray, both of Asheville. Sisters: Viola Tinsley of Asheville, Ruby Marie Boyland of Desoto, TX, and Annie Johnson of Charlotte. Four grandchildren: Nici Downs of Asheville, Paul Gilliand Jr. (Amanda) of Greensboro, Adam Ray Smith, Chester Ray III, and Chris Ray all of Asheville. Two great-grandchildren: Simone and Sean Gilliand both of Greensboro, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A memorial service honoring the life of Ms. Ray-Smith will be held on Thursday January 2, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the New Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. SERVICES Memorial Service Thursday, January 02, 2020 12:00 PM New Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church 2 Herman Street Asheville, North Carolina 28801 Get Directions on Google Maps Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Please keep my message private Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Mary Helen Ray-Smith September 04 1939 December 24 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Asheville, state: North Carolina