Mrs. Mary Lou Ray, 81, formerly of Burlington, went on to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 9:34 p.m. She was an owner and operator of a home daycare and a member of Trinity Worship Center. She was a light that shined so brightly for everyone to see the love of God. She was a loving wife, mama, grandma and great grandma, which so richly blessed our lives.
A native of Alamance County, she is preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Billy "Fred" Ray. She was raised and inspired to live her faith-filled life by her sweet, sweet grandmother “Nanny” Mary Hulda Wright. “You are my sunshine”.
Survivors include her #1 son, Billy Ray, Jr. of Marietta, GA; beloved daughter in law, Melissa Ray of Burlington, and her loving daughter Cynthia Ray Swamp and husband Steve of Apex,; five beautiful grandchildren, David Ray, Brandon Ray, Rebecca Seagraves, Jonathan Ray and Annabelle Ray; six precious great-grandchildren, Olivia, Henry and Hudson Ray, Carter and Jackson Seagraves and Emmylou Ray; two beloved sisters, Nancy Thomas and husband Wade of Haw River and Marjorie Perry of Graham; two dear brothers, George Mansfield of Burlington and David Mansfield, Jr. and wife Janice of Graham; beloved niece Renae Cates of Mebane, and two sweet sisters in law, Pat Dunnagan and Judy Lowder, both of Burlington. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life.
She was preceded in death by her sweet baby daughter, Sandra “Muff” Ray Boggs; parents Earl Mansfield and Elizabeth Wright Mansfield; sister, Pat Neese; brother, Kenneth Mansfield; brothers in law Tommy Dunnagan and Newman Lowder.
The funeral service will be conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 4:00 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. prior to the service.
For those wishing to send flowers, the family requests perennial plants as a way to remember her beautiful love.
Her heart was always for children. Donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s fund.
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