Juanita Florence Moses Ray

Published 7:15 pm Thursday, July 18, 2019

Juanita Florence Moses Ray stepped into eternity on Friday, July 12, 2019.

A native of Port Arthur, Texas, she was born to the union of Florence Pipkins Moses and Clarence Moses, October 3, 1922. Juanita, a 1944 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Port Arthur, Texas, married James Joseph Ray, Sr., in 1949.

She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart and a dedicated member of The Knights of Peter Claver, Cartegena Court 32.

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She was a newspaper distributor for the Port Arthur News for more than 35 years.

Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, Florence and Clarence Moses; her siblings, Ruth Ivy Yowman and Clarence Julius Moses; her husband James Joseph Ray, Sr., and her son, James Joseph Ray Jr.

She leaves four children to rejoice her life: Barbara Polk (Robert); Kennard Ray of Tacoma, Washington; Leonard Ray; and Steven Ray (Denise); fourteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, family, and friends.

Funeral Services, under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home, will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Port Arthur, TX; visitation from 8:00 am to 10:00 am; recitation of the rosary at 9:15.

Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery.