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Alma Marie Ray

June 13, 1920 ~ September 8, 2019 (age 99)

ALMA DUNN RAY, born June 13, 1920 went to heaven September 8th at the age of 99. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Columbus Franklin Ray, her parents Anna and Allen Dunn and grandson Sean Ray.
She is survived by 3 daughters and one son, Barbara Ray Callender (Bobby),
Mary Ray McAvoy (Bill), Ronald D. Ray (June) and Dena Ray Jackson (Felix).
She is also survived by 8 grandchildren Dori Jones (Les), Michael Callender (Melanie),
Devra Baudin (Steve), Cheryl Kutcha (John), Kerry Couvillon, David Ray (Rebecca), Kevin Ray and Keith Jackson (Jenny), two step grandchildren Craig Jackson (Paula) and Felicia Jackson;
9 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren.
Alma was the core of her family. She was the glue that kept everyone together. She was a homemaker and liked to cook everything from scratch. Nothing fancy, but stick to your ribs type of foods. Her specialty was chicken and dumplings, peach cobbler and biscuits. No one could top her on those three and she never used a recipe. Every morning growing up I woke up to the smell of mom’s homemade biscuits. What a treat!! She became blind in the latter part of her life, she was no longer able to cook, but the memories are there. She also loved gardening and when she was able, her garden was always beautiful. A special Thank You to her caregivers for the past few months Tammie Ovalasiti and Marilyn Banks. So appreciative of their loving care.
The funeral will be held at Forest Park Funeral Home, Shreveport, Louisiana on Thursday,
Sept. 12, 2019 at 11:00am. Visitation 9-11am. Family and Friends are invited to join us in saying good-bye to Mom.
Arrangements by Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. Condolences may be expressed online at: www. tharpsontheimerfh.com. Information 504-835-2341.

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