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Gerry Ray

Posted By Ricky Alderete On November 20, 2018 @ 11:10 am In Obituary | 20 Comments

Geraldine “Gerry” Laster Ray
September 22, 1940 – November 19, 2018

Gerry Ray, 78, of Bryan, Texas, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018, in College Station. A graveside service honoring her life will be held at 3pm, Friday, November 23, 2018, at the College Station Memorial Cemetery, 3800 Raymond Stotzer Parkway, College Station, Texas. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Gerry was born to Oren Nathaniel “O.N.”and Vernice Hairston Laster in Snyder, Texas, on September 22, 1940. Our mother was a devout daughter to her parents and to her sister Helen Jo. She met and married Billy Don Ray; whom she shared close to sixty-one years of marriage this December. Gerry was a doting grandmother who loved unconditionally. She made numerous quilts for her grandchildren to share with their future families out of her love for them. Mother was an excellent cook and baker; the holidays were always filled with the aroma of fresh baked goods in her home. She was the essence of scripture where the lady made her house into a home. Her Baptist Faith was her true foundation in life.

Her parents, and brother in-law, Travis “Tab” Stubblefield, all precede her in death.

Gerry is survived by her husband, Billy Ray; her daughter, Cathy and husband Shane Sperry, of Bryan, her son, Greg and wife Lynn Ray, of The Woodlands, Texas; her sister Helen “Joey” Stubblefield, of Colorado City, Texas; her grandchildren Bennett Ray and Russell and Michael Sperry; her great-grandchildren Jackson, Cole, Wyatt, Kate, Evan, and Clara; as well as many dear nieces and nephews, and other family members.

Honoring Gerry as pallbearers are her son Greg Ray; her son in law Shane Sperry, and her grandsons Russell Sperry, Michael Sperry, Bennett Ray, and Evan Goehring.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that all honorariums go to the American Cancer Society at the following address cancer.org

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Condolence from Muhammad Ijaz on November 20th, 2018 6:22 pm

May the soul rest with all the peace.

Condolence from Cathy Sperry on November 28th, 2018 6:55 pm

Thank you Muhammad for your kind words of condolence. – Cathy

Condolence from Snow Ferguson on November 21st, 2018 3:36 am

What sweet memories I have of this lovely woman. Cathy and Greg, your mother was like a second mom to me growing up, she always made me feel so welcome in your home. Thank you for sharing her with me. Billy, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. You and Gerry were such an inspiration and example of how married life should be. Love to you all.

Condolence from Billy Ray on December 16th, 2018 4:28 pm

Thank you Snow. You were part of our family.

Condolence from JNewman on November 21st, 2018 11:23 am

Sending our love & prayers to your family’s.
Brent, Juanita & Trent Newman-The Woodlands, Texas

Condolence from Billy Ray on December 17th, 2018 1:56 pm

Thank you. Your prayers are much needed.

Condolence from Manny & Carol Beltran on November 21st, 2018 3:58 pm

Chief, Sorry for the loss of your great wife. We will keep you in our prayers.

Condolence from Billy Ray on December 16th, 2018 8:56 pm

Thank you Manny and Carol. Bless you both.

Condolence from Bob Lester on November 21st, 2018 5:58 pm

Our hearts go out to the family during her home going.

Condolence from Billy Ray on December 16th, 2018 9:00 pm

Thank you Bob.

Condolence from John Urby on November 21st, 2018 8:04 pm

Sincere condolences to the Ray family. Chief Ray, God bless you and your family.

Condolence from Billy Ray on December 16th, 2018 8:59 pm

Thank you John. I appreciate you so much.

Condolence from Mike Reed on November 21st, 2018 9:54 pm

So sorry for you and your families loss.. prayers to you all in this time of loss. I’m sure though she’s in a much better place and will always be in your hearts and memories.

Condolence from Billy Ray on December 16th, 2018 9:03 pm

Mike, your thinking of us at this time means a lot to me. God bless you and Dottie and your family

Condolence from Johnny Thompson on November 22nd, 2018 8:03 am

Billy Don, and family, I was extremely saddened to read of Gerry’s passing. I remember her as a happy, out-going lady, always pleasant. God Bless you and the family as you grieve her passing.

Johnny Thompson

Condolence from Billy Ray on December 17th, 2018 1:54 pm

Thank you Johnny

Condolence from Sarah Zetzman on November 22nd, 2018 2:47 pm

Billy, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Gerry. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this sad time. Thinking of you all. Sarah Zetzman

Condolence from Billy Ray on December 16th, 2018 9:04 pm

Thank you Sarah.

Condolence from Richard and Karen Czech on December 5th, 2018 6:09 pm

We want to offer our condolences to Chief Billy Ray and his family. We offer our prayers for You and your family May God bless you all.

Condolence from Billy Ray on December 16th, 2018 9:07 pm

Thank you Chief and Karen. Your prayers are really needed. It means a lot to me and my family.

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