Marilyn May Ray

Marilyn May Ray
Marilyn May Ray

Marilyn May Ray, 88, of Amarillo, TX went to be with the Lord her Savior on December 19, 2021.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Oasis (Southwest Baptist Church) with Pastor Bradley Speer officiating. Private burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Marilyn was born in Harlingen, TX on August 22, 1933, to Laona and Leonard Mortensen. She was always concerned that her life be mirrored after Jesus…spreading the gospel and making sure others heard the Good News. She loved Jesus, even up to her final breath, talking to the medical personnel in her room about going to heaven and continuing to shine her light.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wallace Ray, Sr.; her parents; and a brother, Leonard Arthur Mortensen.

Survivors include her son, Wallace Ray, Jr. and his wife Linda of Kingman, AZ; daughter, Brenda Smith and her husband Derek of Lubbock, TX; and 7 grandchildren, William, Michael, Jeremy, and Katy Ray, and Bailee, Saige, and Kade Smith.

Marilyn loved her family and wanted nothing more for them than to have a personal relationship with the Lord. Her love for people was evident and the legacy she leaves behind is tremendous. She will be truly missed by many whose lives she touched.

 

11 Replies to “Marilyn May Ray”

  1. I have such sweet memories of Marilyn! I can still her voice, “Good morning Kim!” Sunday mornings, walking into church, Marilyn was usually at the door greeting us with a smile. I remember their black scottie dog and pot roast for Sunday dinner (what at treat that was!). I’m sad for her family to lose her in this life but we know she’s with the Lord and we’ll see her again.

    Brenda, Bob and I especially send our thoughts and prayers to you. We have only good memories of your mom and dad. We’re sorry for your loss.

  2. Marilyn was such a sweet lady. We were in Christian Women’s
    Connection together for many years. It was sad when her health started to decline. She will be missed. She is now living with our precious savior.

  3. What a beautiful person. Always having a smile and praising Jesus with every step. She was a blessing to all.

  4. I am so sorry for the loss of Marilyn. Heaven has gained an angel but those of us left behind will miss her dearly. She was one of the Godliest women I have ever known and I believe she left a wonderful legacy of what a true servant of Jesus Christ really looks like. She loved like nobody I have ever known. Many prayers and hugs to you and your family.

  5. Oh my what a legacy! I loved her . Her love & concern for people was so genuine. She truly loved like Jesus. She checked on Kevin almost daily until he passed. Then she checked on me. She definitely made a difference in my life. So happy she is with Jesus now.

  6. Dear Aunt Marilyn,
    You will be so missed but all are happy you are with Uncle Buddy again. Mom has been waiting for you , you know she can’t make pie crusts without you.
    Love, Brooks

  7. My Aunt Marilyn was faithful to her calling and Lord and family until the end. She leaves a huge hole in my heart that can only be filled with more of Holy Spirit!!

  8. May God bless and comfort your family in the loss of a mother and grandmother! She has left an excellent legacy for you all and covered you in her prayers.
    I met Marilyn when I moved to Amarillo 17 years ago and we both served with Amarillo Christian Women’s Connection. She had a ready smile for all who attended and opened her home many times to us.
    Cinda Callaway

  9. I met Marilyn when I was on staff at Southwest Baptist (Oasis). She was a kind and sweet lady and did, indeed, love the Lord. I remember one Wednesday night when I was speaking and we were talking about “pet” names that spouses called each other and she teared up remembering her Wally who called her “Lover.” It blessed the hearts of everyone in the room to feel the love and devotion of this sweet lady for her husband. She is separated from him no longer and both are with the Lord.

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