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Velester Ray
Velester Ray
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Ray, Mr
Velester "Vee"
Battle Creek, Michigan

Mr Velester Ray, age 73, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2023. Velester was born in Pine Bluff, AR on August 18, 1949 to Sim & Albirda (Wallace) Ray. Velester accepted Christ at a young age. Vee graduated from Muskegon High School in 1967.He served his country in the US Marines in 1969, during the Vietnam War. After serving his country, Vee worked at Campbell, Wyant and Cannon and then later in the office of the V.A Hospital in Battle Creek. Vee enjoyed cooking, laughing with family, and loved his grandchildren. Vee will be missed by his family and friends.
SURVIVORS:
Parents Sim and Albirda Ray; children, Keith Parker, Donte Ray, Sheqouia Ray; grand children, Leshia, Julius, Dekari, Dekarion, Kyrie, Tayah, Kaliyah, Damoney, Darnell; siblings, Lola Wiseman, Mary Bruce, Herbert (Kenya) Ray, Patricia Ray, Michael (Linda) Ray, Sandra (Gregory) Briggs, Thelma (Kenneth) Grissom, Jacqueline (Curtis) Adams, Linda Ray; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tonya Kirksey, and his grandson, Armoni Ray.
VISITATION:
Tuesday, 24th of January, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Clock Funeral Home. MEMORIAL:Please visit www.clockfuneralhome.comto leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.
SERVICE:
Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 12:00 PM at Clock Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin McCloud Jr officiating. Repast following service at The Sim Ray Community Center. Interment in Fort Custer National Cemetery.

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Jan
24
Tuesday
Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon
1469 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI 49441
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Jan
24
Tuesday
Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon
1469 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI 49441
12:00 PM

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Interment

Jan
25
Wednesday
Fort Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickman
Augusta, MI 49012
11:30 AM

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C Clock Funeral Home on Jan 27, 2023

  Paula Tillman on Jan 24, 2023

So sorry I will be unable to be there to give "Last Rites" to my Marine Corps Brother......Praying for Deacon Ray of SSMBC, we are so grateful for your service on the Deacon Board...keeping the whole Ray family in my prayers....REST EASY MARINE

D Diane Hawkins and family❤️ on Jan 24, 2023

Praying that God give you peace with his decision 🙏🏾, sending love and hugs.

G Gloria Jackson Pulliams on Jan 23, 2023

To The Ray Family: So sorry to hear of the passing of Velester. We met many many years ago. The Ray family and Jackson family has many precious memories together. Be Encourage! God will take care of you!🙏❤

P Pat Sargent - Nash on Jan 22, 2023

May God Bless you all and Rap his arms around all the family and comfort you in your time of need Pat Sargent -Nash

H Harold E. Brown on Jan 22, 2023

I will always remember V as my big brother also, as a young growing up with all sisters, he treated me just like I was his blood brother! I was over their house everyday so I guess he felt there was no difference! Thanks for being that big brother example , you’re probably the reason I went in the military, because you were my first example of a black man in the military . Just that one example has benefited my life so much , and you and God played a big part ! Your family values help create my current values and i thank God for you , Rest In Heaven my first and oldest big brother!!!

D Donald Knight on Jan 21, 2023

To the Ray Family.
May GOD continue to bless your entire family and provide each one of you with strength, peace,comfort and endurance for those difficult days. You sincerely have our deepest sympathy and condolences because we care. Michael you know that Velester was like a brother to the friends in your circle. Your family can call on us anytime you desire.
Love,
Donald Knight and the Knight Family

K Kimberly Taylor on Jan 21, 2023

I’m Sorry for your loss. Ray (My Buddy) and I spoke every year on his Birthday. He spoke highly of his Kids, Grandkids and his family. We shared many military stories, life in Battle Creek and many of laughs. I’m going to miss our yearly conversation RIH Ray.

S Sharon K. Jackson on Jan 21, 2023

CandleTo the Ray Family:
My thoughts are with you at this time. May God comfort and give you strength.

L Loristine Harris on Jan 21, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. Mr and Mrs. Ray y'all was so good to the Harris kids when we growing up. Mrs. Ray's cooking was so good that we would all go to the Rays to play with their kids and Mrs. Ray would cook for all of us. I'll never forget the you all. I'll never forget Ray and we were also friends on Facebook. I'll always remember him and the wonderful family that he was apart of. I'm going to miss him and may peace be with the family always. My prayers are with you always. Love in Christ. Loristine Harris.

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