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Aaron "Nip" Ray

June 11, 1944 June 19, 2024
Aaron "Nip" Ray
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Obituary for Aaron "Nip" Ray

Brother Aaron (Nip) Jerome Ray answered the call of God at Shands Hospital on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Aaron was born on June 11, 1944, to the late Rufus Louis Ray and the late Gussie May Washington in Savannah, GA. His adoptive parents, the late Frank Ray, Sr. and the late Mattie Lee Ray, later reared him in Johnson Crossroads.

Aaron was educated in the Putnam County School District and graduated high school in 1964 from Central Academy High School in Palatka, FL. Aaron accepted Christ at an early age at the Mount Bethel Baptist

Church. Prior to his retirement, Aaron spent many years serving the residents at the Tacachale Center in Gainesville, FL. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Aaron loved to fish and was an avid fisherman. Public visitation will be held on Friday, June 28, 2024, Pinkney-Smith Funeral in Hawthorne from 5-7p.m. Service will take place at Trinity United Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday at 11a.m. Preceding him in death are both sets of parents, Rufus Louis Ray and Gussie May Washington; and Frank Ray Sr. and Mattie Ray.; three siblings, Mildred Mason, Ruth Walker, Frank Ray, Jr. and Bessie Lee Chisholm.

Cherishing his fondest memories forever:

• Daughter: Melissa Monroe, Jacksonville, NC

• Goddaughters: Robyn Wilkes, Leesburg and Shiela Ivey, Johnson Crossroads

• Brothers: Edward Ray (Ardie), Hawthorne; Felton Davis, Interlachen

• Special Nephew: James Walker Johnson Crossroads

• Special Niece: Tradena Ivey, Johnson Crossroads

• A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

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Visitation

Friday

28

Jun

5:00 PM 6/28/2024 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/28/2024 7:00:00 PM
Pinkney-Smith Funeral Home - Hawthorne

21400 SE Hawthorne Road
Hawthorne, FL 32640

Pinkney-Smith Funeral Home - Hawthorne
21400 SE Hawthorne Road Hawthorne 32640 FL
United States

Service

Saturday

29

Jun

11:00 AM 6/29/2024 11:00:00 AM
Trinity United Missionary Baptist Church

146 South County Road 21
Hawthorne , FL 32640

Trinity United Missionary Baptist Church
146 South County Road 21 Hawthorne 32640 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Gilgal Cemetery Final Resting Place

111 Gilgal Road
Hawthorne , FL 32640

111 Gilgal Road Hawthorne 32640 FL
United States
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