Date of Birth: August 02, 1937
Date of Death: April 04, 2022
Beverly Jeane Ray 8-2-37 to 4-4-22 At sunset on the 4th of April this year the earth lost a loving, kind, helpful, and beautiful soul, but Heaven gained our precious and cherished Mother, Granny, Great Granny, cousin, and beloved friend. Before her retirement in the 1990s, Beverly spent many years working for the Department of Public Safety where she served as a fingerprint technician. She loved her job and was a great asset to her department. The best way to describe her is to say she gave a huge part of herself to her family and all those she loved. She lovingly took care of her mother who was bedridden for 3 years until her passing. “No” never seemed to be a word in her vocabulary, she was one of the first to hop in and help with anything needed. She even would take some of her vacation time to watch her grandkids if we had an unplanned business trip! She loved life and loved people well. She was a social butterfly, arms wide open and a huge smile for everyone that came her way. She was extremely generous to all those she loved or had contact with, not only giving her time but being very present in the moment. She loved to give gifts. Every year at Christmas she would go to 2 or 3 fire stations with several blankets that she and her daughter, Brenda, crocheted during the previous 12 months. She thought if they needed to cover a child or someone the blankets would help. She also made them homemade candy, and cookies and bought them tins of popcorn to thank them for their service. Beverly was a world traveler, author of 4 books, and an artist. She lived life to the fullest! Even in her late seventies, she did a white-water river rafting excursion. She was starting to write her 5th book though that effort was cut short when a stroke sent her home to be with our Lord. She will always be remembered for living a life of Love. We should all aspire to love others as she did. Out on the road, one of Beverly’s interests was people’s vanity plates on their cars. She loved guessing their meanings and even kept a small “diary” of them. While grieving his mother’s loss, her son, James was sitting in a store parking lot, composing himself before going in. Looking up, the vehicle across the way’s license plate read, “it’s fine”. It felt like a message from Heaven that all was well. Beverly was proceeded in death by her father, Melvin Macoubrie, and her mother Evelyn Macoubrie. Beverly is survived by her daughter Brenda Rodriquez and husband Rick, her son, James P Ray ll and wife Patty, grandsons, James P Ray lll and Jessica his wife, and Jonathan M. Ray and his wife Ai-Chau. Great Grandchildren, Rachelle R Ray, Katelynn E Ray, Nathan Z Ray, and Anniah A Ray. Mom, Granny, Great Granny, We love you, we thank you, and we will say goodbye for now but we will see you later. Love, your little Tribe!
The family will be spreading her ashes up North in a private ceremony. A celebration of life luncheon to be determined for her close friends.
What a beautiful obituary! I’ve prayed a lot for you guys! We’ll see her again & live an eternity with her. There will be no more tears, pain or suffering there!
Ms. Ginny & I Loved 🥰 you Ms. Beverly, you were not only my sister Patty Ray’s, Mom in Love as she referred to you! But you were our friends here in Sun 🌞 City as well! And being we lived in same Court you did made it all the more easier to share what food 🥘 I cooked for Ginny & I. You will & are Sorely Missed 🥺by us!! Rest well in JESUS! We’ll See you again! We LOVE ❤️ ❤️ You!!!! April 26th 2022 8:51 am.
Bev was such a friendly and dedicated neighbor. We chatted it up in our little neighborhood, excited for her new car and ever thankful she wasn’t harmed in her car that was totaled. She was always busy and showed me her crochet projects. Waving from her window as I came and went for work. Yes, heaven gained a beautiful soul and I look forward to seeing her again one day.
I didn’t know you well Beverly as I typically saw you for our large family gatherings. I did know you were incredibly generous and thoughtful when it came to your family. Rest In Peace and may your eternal travels take you to the places you dreamed of when here on earth. Blessings, Ruthie