Patricia Anna Marie Ray

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Patricia Anna Marie Ray, 51, of Jonesboro went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born Aug. 30, 1968, in Blytheville to Geraldine Bryce and Rickey Camp. She was a loving wife and mother who loved taking care of her family.

Marie was also an exceptional teacher for many years, specializing for many of those years with children with special needs. She loved each student that came under her care and worked with them to fulfill their highest potential both intellectually as well as in character. During this time she formed many strong bonds with her students and parents that have lasted all the way up to her passing.

She dearly loved her family, friends, co-workers, and students and provided a strong Christian example for all of them. She devoted her life to selflessly helping others in any way she could. To know Marie was truly to love her.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 30 years, Todd Ray, and wonderful son, Jackson Ray. She devoted herself completely to them and was a shining example of an excellent wife and mother.

She is also survived by her mother and dad, Geraldine and John Bryce of Blytheville; her father, Rickey Camp of Pensacola, Fla.; her sister, Poppie Richey of Gosnell; brother, Richard (Elizabeth) Bryce of Manila. Also surviving are two nieces, Kailtyn (Chris) Hughes and Addyson Richey, all of Gosnell; her mother and father-in-law Betty and Don Todd of Jonesboro; and many precious aunts, cousins and loving friends.

A memorial service to celebrate Marie’s beautiful life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Central Community Church in Harrisburg with pastors Allen Elkins and Paul Clark officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Central Community Church to be used to help in any of their community ministries.

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