Arthur Ray

Obituary of Arthur James Ray

Arthur James Ray 86, passed away on November 12, 2018.  He was born October 5, 1932 to Amos and Lizzie (Porter) Ray in Carrollton, GA.

Arthur was a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church, a member UAW Local 652 and a retiree from General Motors and the State of Michigan.  During his life in Lansing he participated in many community activities.  He was a former board member of Lansing Automakers Federal Credit Union.  He was an avid sports fan and from time to time would assist in coaching various recreational softball and baseball teams.

Arthur was preceded in death by his Parents; two sisters, Claudette and Gladys; and son, Timothy.

He entered the gates of Heaven on November 12, 2018, but leaves in cherish memory his sons, James A. Ray and Phillip B. Ray (Sandra); his beloved grandchildren, Stephanie (Aaron) Perry, Keshia Mims, Larisa Ray, Jermel (Juliana) Ray, Casaundra (Matt) Hibbs, and Sergio Ray; 4 great-grandchildren; Sister, Lila Ruffin; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service is 11:00 AM Monday, November 19, 2018 at Union Missionary Baptist Church, 500 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lansing, MI with Rev. Dr.  Melvin T. Jones officiating.  The family will receive friends 10-11 AM prior to the service at the church.