Iva Ray Obituary
 
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Iva J. Ray

September 22, 1927 - August 9, 2011
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Mrs. Iva J. Ray, age 83, of Marion, NC went to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at St. Joseph Campus in Asheville, NC. Born September 22, 1927, in McDowell County, she was a daughter of the late Reverend Earl Robinson and Annie Mae Wilson Robinson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ray was also preceded in death by her husband, Reverend James C. Ray; two sons, Jerry and Jackie Ray; two brothers, Ed Robinson and Rathie Robinson; and one sister, Marilyn Curtis. She was a member of the West Marion Baptist church and a homemaker. She will be remembered as a loving and wonderful mother and grandmother. She is survived by her...
Mrs. Iva J. Ray, age 83, of Marion, NC went to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at St. Joseph Campus in Asheville, NC. Born September 22, 1927, in McDowell County, she was a daughter of the late Reverend Earl Robinson and Annie Mae Wilson Robinson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ray was also preceded in death by her husband, Reverend James C. Ray; two sons, Jerry and Jackie Ray; two brothers, Ed Robinson and Rathie Robinson; and one sister, Marilyn Curtis. She was a member of the West Marion Baptist church and a homemaker. She will be remembered as a loving and wonderful mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her daughter, Terry Burnette and husband, Arthur of Marion; three brothers, Frank Robinson of Marion, Herman Robinson of Asheville and Howard Robinson of Narrows, VA; one sister, Eula Wheeler of Black Mountain; two grandchildren, Chris Burnette and wife, Kim of Marion and April Brooks and husband, John of Old Fort; four great-grandchildren, Amber and Kasey Burnette of Marion and Abbie and Samson Brooks of Old Fort; also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their appreciation to all the staff of Mountain Ridge Wellness Center for their care and compassion they provided for Mrs. Ray during her stay as a resident.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion. Funeral Services will follow at 4:00 PM at the funeral home with Reverend Coy Jeans officiating. Interment will follow at the West Court Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made in Mrs. Ray's memory in care of Terry Burnette, 435 Arrowhead Trail Marion, NC 28752.


Words of comfort may be shared with the Ray family at www.kirkseyfhmarion.com

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