Dateline: May 27, 2004


Funeral services for Della Jackson Ray were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at the Believers Way Church in Amarillo with Pastor Mark Farley officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens in.

Della Jackson Ray was born February 25, 1939, in Memphis, Texas, to Roy Calvin Jackson and Goldie Francis Lamb. Della married her husband, Freddie Jack Ray, on February 7, 1958. Freddie survives her today along with their children Toby Jack Ray and his wife Karen and daughter Cathy Delaine Gattis, both of Amarillo.

Ray has five grandchildren: Amanda Brooke Scheetz, Misty Nicole and her husband Shawn MaGouirk, Stacey Richelle Ray, her only grandson Jayson Ray Gattis, and her one-year old granddaughter, Bennett Delaine Ray whom she calls her angel sent by God. Della was to become a great-grandmother in September of this year.

Della’s dad, Roy Calvin Jackson, preceded her in death in 1974. Her 93-year- old mother Goldie now resides in Della’s home.

Della’s brother, Lee Jackson, and his wife Tiva reside in Clarendon; her special sister Peggy Svensson and husband Gus live in Garland. Aunt De-De is also survived by many precious nieces and nephews who were loved and so very special to her.

Too numerous to name or count are the precious friends and co-workers whose lives were touched in so many ways by Della’s loving and giving spirit. She was employed by Don Mason Builders as a building superintendent.

Della requested memorials be made to Harrington Cancer Center or to the Burton Memorial Library in Clarendon.

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