Essie Mae Ray

July 25, 1945 ~ February 24, 2019 (age 73)
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Essie Mae Ray 73 passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Home Going Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 9364 Wildcat Rd. Ivanhoe, North Carolina 28447, burial will held at Pilgrim Rest Old Cemetery.

Essie leaves to cherish her memories: Six sons; Leonard (Putrena) Corbett of Clinton NC. William Kary Rae Jr of Spivey’s Corner NC. Shelton (Laura) Ray of Ingold NC. Timothy Ray of Indiana. Travis (Shereka) Ray of Wallace NC. Chris Corbett of the home. One Step Daughter, Greta White of Elmont NY. Four sisters; Barbara Murphy of Warsaw NC. Amanda Corbett of Warsaw NC. Patricia (Bobby) Williams of Ivanhoe NC. Marion Parker of Clinton NC. One Sister in Law; Joyce Corbett of Ivanhoe NC. Three brothers; Lonza (Joyce) Corbett of Ivanhoe NC. Donald (Josie) Corbett of Plant City FL. Casell Corbett of Orlando Florida. Two Brother in Laws; Gregory Ray of Los Angeles CA and Bobby Williams of Ivanhoe NC. A Special Friend: Catina Johnson of Waycross, 17 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren.

*** Extra Special Friend, Cinnamon (Her Pet) ***

A public walk thru will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm with family present from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Hope Valley Hawkins Funeral Service & Cremation and also one hour prior to the service at the church.

The Ray Family has entrusted Hope Valley Hawkins with professional services.


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