Dateline: May 27, 2004
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.
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.
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.
dad, Roy Calvin Jackson, preceded her in death in 1974. Her 93-year- old
mother Goldie now resides in Della’s home.
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.
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.
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