Willa Gene Sykes Ray, 89, passed away July 7, 2016 at The Davis Community in Wilmington, NC. Born August 21, 1926 in Clarksville, TN to the late Sidney and Bessie Sykes of Waverly, TN. Married to the late MSgt Biss Ray, they were blessed with five children; Sheri Ray, Jim Ray, Richard Ray (deceased) (wife Debbi), Tony Ray (wife Shari), Suzette Dunning. 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren who she cherished.
Mrs. Ray worked at the Pentagon and after many years retired from Onslow County Schools.
Her greatest loves were faith, family, community, cooking, crafts and telling jokes.
Family and friends will gather for a Service at Wilmington National Cemetery, July 14, 2016 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.
The family wishes to extend their greatest appreciation to all staff and friends at The Davis Community for their loving care of our mother.
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